I was rudely awoken at 6:30 this morning by the ringing of the telephone. I’d had a bad night, again, and had only fallen asleep an hour earlier. I was too groggy to realize what that horrible ringing sound was and make it to the phone on time to answer it.
Fortunately or unfortunately the caller left a message. It was a woman, and along with the telephone service message “A Fido customer has left the following message”, the only thing she said was “Are you up yet?”.
Was this a prank call?
There was no caller id above the number which came from a cell phone (hence the unnecessary Fido service message).
For some reason I decided to look through the numbers that our phone has received recently and I discovered the same number had called on Wednesday morning, and Sunday night. In the old call log the number had a name over it and it belonged to one of Chris’ co-workers. A co-worker who had been calling in sick at work on Wednesday and Thursday which resulted in Chris being called in to work early on each of those days. That flu that we both suffered from is going around!
So I thought to myself, should I wake Chris up? Maybe the guy is calling in sick again today? Hmmm but it was a female voice? Maybe his phone did some weird forward to our number? Maybe it was his wake up call forwarded to our phone? None of that made all that much sense.
I didn’t know what I should do.
In the end I decided not to wake Chris. He was scheduled to work at 10 a.m. and normally gets up at about 7:45 a.m. when he works that shift.
I’d just managed to fall asleep again when the phone rang again. It was just before 7:30 a.m. and it was Chris’ boss this time round. Chris’ coworker had in fact called in sick and she was hoping that Chris would come in to work as soon as possible. I told her I’d get him up and get him to call her.
In the end Chris was out the door by a bit after 8 and I didn’t get any real sleep at all thanks to those calls and a little black puppy.
I guess we’re going to have to call Chris’ sick coworker to find out what that heck that first message “Are you awake yet?” was and who left it. Chris thinks it might have been the guys mother since he still lives at home.
Not only have we had that weird message on our home phone this week, but when I checked our cell phone I discovered a few messages that would have been much better left on our home phones answering machine. For instance the TV repair company called our cell phone and left a message asking us to call them back to schedule the service call appointment.
Unlike most people with cell phones we only turn ours on at the most once a week and some times as little as once a month! It’s in no ones best interest to leave a message of any importance only on our cell phone. I guess I’ll have to change our message and tell people that unless they know we are out and have our cell phone on that they should leave messages on our home phone.
Have you had any strange calls or strange messages left on your answering machine lately?