Saturday, May 06, 2006

Mystery Caller

This is kind of weird. My family has an unlisted phone number. Not because someone is stalking us, exactly. Back in Virginia, more than a dozen years ago, we first went unlisted because we couldn't get through a meal without receiving a telemarketer call. So that's a form of stalking, right? (Thank you, National Do Not Call Registry!)

We stayed unlisted in Texas and when we moved here. It just became a habit. We give the number to family, friends, legitimate businesses, etc. We're not "hiding" from anyone but unwanted sales reps. When I search for our number on or Google or Yahoo, we can't be found. Even before the DNC registry, the unlisted line reduced--though did not eliminate--nuisance telemarketing calls. That's what I get for my extra "keep me unlisted" telephone company fee.

Today, I was running through the received calls list on my phone to make sure I didn't miss anyone (we have only one phone on the first floor, and sometimes we miss the ring if we’re upstairs). Everything looked in order. Then, at the fourth-most-recent call down, I came across my own name and my own number in the list of received calls. Stranger still, my name had the wrong middle initial, yet the correct last name.

But the even-bigger question is: How did I manage to call myself from my own phone? How did I receive a call from me (or someone just like me but with a different middle initial), to me, from home? It's true I occasionally take Ambien--could I be sleep-calling, instead of the dreaded sleep-eating?

Any and all theories are most welcome. I'll entertain 'em all!


Blogger Molly said...

Could it have been a drunk dial....;)

11:39 AM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

Possibly, but someone would have had to sneak into the house to do it. Most of our wine goes into our cooking!

12:48 PM  

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