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Odd calls

Today Deb got calls from people claiming they were Sarah Wilkes and Richard Smart. Both asked for me by name and actually pronounced my last name correctly. Usually that's the way we can tell if it's someone who knows me or not. Both declined to say what they were calling about and said they needed to speak directly to me. On the caller ID, both came up as Private Numbers. Anyone on my friend's list go by these names?

Wander

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prairiesong
Jul. 24th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
Do you owe anyone money? :)
wander
Jul. 24th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
Nope, not anymore. Not for several years have I had a bill collector call. Most of them don't pronounce my name right anyway.

W
blurofego
Jul. 24th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
Maybe they are calling from the estate for some strange rich uncle you never knew but... Yeah, I know - wishful thinking.
wander
Jul. 24th, 2008 03:37 am (UTC)
If that was the case I'd think they would at least leave a number for me to call them back.

W
virga_flame
Jul. 24th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
Richard Smart? Hmm. You're getting phonecalls from a dead guy: http://gohawaii.about.com/od/bigislandsights/ss/historic_homes_9.htm

Or perhaps one of these links would be more helpful:
http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0806695/
http://www.smartvit.com.au/

As for Ms. Wilkes, I think it's pretty clear she wants to help you get in touch with your inner Iguana spirit: http://www.tesco.com/books/product.aspx?R=9780750253017
wander
Jul. 24th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
How come I have to get all the calls from the dead people? Ed McMahon can't call me just once?

W
virga_flame
Jul. 24th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
Mr. McMahon aside, would you rather get phonecalls from dead guys or from bill collectors? Or perhaps the government?
wander
Jul. 24th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
Dead guys hands down. So far they've only called once.

W
redsgoddes
Jul. 26th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
It's not me, but then again, Richard isn't a name I use. And as for the Sarah Wilkes, I doubt either had a tell tale yankee accent. So nope, can't say it's me.
iamcyber
Jul. 27th, 2008 07:30 am (UTC)
Certainly wasn't me (I don't have your number).

You could always have her try and play games to see how much info she could get out of them...see if anyone will violate your privacy rights (if it's a business)...and then call the company to complain about such. HEE! :D

Do you have any long lost or adopted relatives? Like cousins with those last names doing genealogical research or something? I'm getting back into that genealogy swing but I write letters, I don't usually call.
wander
Jul. 29th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
No one has called back so far. Guess they don't really love me. I love toying with telemarketers though.

W
tomyris_beat
Jul. 28th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
Completely off topic but did you know "Walking with Dinosaurs" and "King Crimson" are both playing in Chicago in the month of August. I just thought that was worth mentioning since both are shows that I would like to see, one again, one for the first time.

Back to work......
wander
Jul. 29th, 2008 06:24 am (UTC)
I could probably find a way to get discount tickets to Dinosaurs too.

W
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