The other day, shortly after John got home, his cell phone rang. He was changing so I decided to answer it, the number didn't look familiar.
Caller with Russian accent: Hi, is John there?
Me: Yes, who's calling?
CwRA: Igor, from *mumbled* construction
Me: What is this about?
Igor: Can I talk to him?
Me: Why are you calling?
Igor: Who are you?
Me: I'm his wife. What are you calling for?
Igor: Oh forget it. click.
How bizarre! I was amused and went and told John. A couple minutes later John's cell rings again. John answers this time.
John: Hello, John here.
Caller: (aggressively) Who is this and why the hell are you answering my buddy's phone?
John: (amusedly) No, this is my phone man!
Caller: No! How did you get it and why the hell are you answering it?
John: (laughing) Buddy you really got the wrong number, this is my phone
Caller: You mean your number is 2-9-3-1-1-0-3? This is my buddy's phone number! (getting increasingly upset)
John: Laughed harder! You really have the wrong number, take a look at the number you just dialed. Take a look on your phone.
Caller: Whatta ya mean?
John: Take a look at the number on your phone that you just dialed.
Caller: (pause....assertively)It says 7-8-0-2-3- (then he stops) Ooohhh, buddy, I'm so sorry, Oh f***, I'm so sorry.
John: (laughing) That's alright, man. Don't worry about it.
Caller: Oh, thank you so much. You have a good day!
So I'm listening intently...
Me: Was it the same guy? Check the number.
John: Yup same number.
We were greatly amused. However, the second caller didn't have a Russian accent. I'm going to presume that I got cursed in the construction shack after the first call. Perhaps something like this
Igor: some f'ing woman answered, does John have a wife?
Caller: no, somebody stole his phone, I'm going to call it again.
What are the chances that two phone numbers so close would both be owned by John's? It's really great when John tells his conversation because he puts in all the tone an emotion.