22 August 2011

Exact Transcript of a Voice Mail Message I Received This Weekend

Yes, hello there, this message is for Gary. Your number was given to me by Natalie, regarding your boas and pythons and so on and so forth. My name is Joanne, and we were looking to meet and talk about the possibility of using one of your skates snakes for a couple of events. I am looking for an albino python if that's possible. My number is [redacted]. There is a cell phone number I'm going to call if that's okay, because this is a bit time-related and I'm excited to talk to you. Thanks so much.

Source
My name is not Gary; I do not have an albino python. I hope Joanne found the albino python she desired when she called that cell phone number.

11 comments:

Cherie Reich said...

I know what you mean about that call, although I've never had one for a boa. *laughs* I do get calls about some apartment people want to rent. It's been going on for a couple years every so often. I can't even afford an apartment of my own, much less own one to rent. Did you call your person back or just ignore it? I often ignore the voice messages I get like that.

Elizabeth Twist said...

I would have called this woman back if she hadn't said there was a cell phone number she could call. Far be it from me to prevent someone from renting the albino python of their dreams!

Most of my wrong number voice mails are not this exotic. When my best friend lived in Ottawa, though, her number was very similar to the coroner's office number. She got so many wrong number-type messages that she and her roomie changed their answering machine message to "Wendy, Chantale and the Coroner are not at home.."

Julie said...

I've had some strange voice mail messages, but this one takes the cake. So funny! I do hope she was able to get her python. Great story. :)

Elizabeth Twist said...

Thanks for stopping by, Julie! I'm making it a new personal goal to work the phrase "boas and pythons and so on and so forth" into my daily discourse as often as possible.

Eileen Wiedbrauk said...

I must say, I've never hopped a wrong number caller has ever found an albino python! haha!

my bf in high school would often dial my number wrong and get "Hello, Jenny's Convertibles" :) although this by no way beats the coroner's office number closeness

M.J. Fifield said...

Before I got rid of my landline, I used to get calls for a guy named Clarence Tibbetts on a daily basis. A lot of people were very eager to talk to that guy.

Never had anyone looking to rent snakes though.

Michael Offutt said...

Your albino python look so cute.

Just kidding.

Dang wrong numbers.

Trisha Leaver said...

I bet you had a good long laugh at that one. Now you got me wondering exactly how rare an albino python is. And do you really call up a stranger and request to "borrow" it for a show? I meant don't you need to know the snakes character before you toss it out in public?

Margo Lerwill said...

I have the reverse of that story. When I was working for the police, getting very little sleep, people would call me and panic that they'd gotten the wrong number because I'd answer the phone, "911. State your emergency." :) Not at all as exotic as an albino python but just as confusing.

Melissa Sarno said...

This cracked me up. Thanks for the laugh! I am wondering what events one needs an albino python for? Especially on short notice!

Autumn Shelley said...

Gah-hahahahah! That's great! I too am curious about what kind of "show" >raises eyebrows suggestively< we use an albino python for. Brittney anyone????

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