TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Last Laugh! You Got the Wrong Number

Re: Last Laugh! You Got the Wrong Number

John McHarry (
Sat, 25 Jun 2005 22:20:01 GMT

On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 02:26:18 -0500, Patrick Townson wrote:

> Some 'Dancing' Voters Call Wrong Number

> MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - An apparent phone number mix-up has voters for
> an ABC reality show calling a central Michigan answering service
> instead.

Remember that series a number of years ago where a probation office or
some such accidentally printed an old lady's number on its stationery?
They refused to do anything about it until Telecom Digest published
their number and they started getting thousands of calls for her. In
the end, they corrected their printing, and rerouted her number
through their switchboard to screen her calls until the situation
quieted down. She is probably still mythologized as the Sweet Little
Old Lady from Hell around there.

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