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(NPR)   Her cellphone number used to be Elon Musk's. I hope she answers with "Hello, and welcome to Moviefone Press one if you'd like to hear"   (npr.org) divider line
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2020-05-21 10:18:51 AM  
I'd keep it just for the entertainment value.
 
2020-05-21 2:00:36 PM  
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2020-05-21 2:00:45 PM  
She's more patient than I would ever be.
 
2020-05-21 2:02:50 PM  
I'm glad you called. I have a once in a lifetime investment opportunity for you...
 
2020-05-21 2:05:48 PM  
"The Last Mimzy."
"You have selected 300. If this is correct, say yes."
"NOOOOOOooooooo"
 
2020-05-21 2:06:26 PM  
This could be really entertaining

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2020-05-21 2:19:57 PM  
When NPR asked Musk whether he gave out that number to people he was trying to dodge, he did not respond.
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"They say, 'Oh, how do I know you're not Elon?' " she said. "And they suddenly want proof that I'm not him even though they're obviously talking to a woman on the phone."


I guess that answers that question.
 
2020-05-21 2:37:08 PM  
"Yeah, this is Elon. Send me money, and I'll invent something  for you.  Make the check out to Debbie."
 
2020-05-21 2:51:33 PM  
I pity this poor woman. For reasons unknown, I get a decent amount of Elon's postal mail. It's pretty easy by comparison to just cross out the address, write "not at this address", and put it back in the mail. I don't actually have to get into arguments with the postal carrier that I'm not Elon.
 
2020-05-21 2:52:55 PM  
Mrs. JustHereForThePics got a new phone number just after we were married, and it had previously belonged to an exotic dancer who used the stage name "Star". She gave out her old number to the creepers and any other folks she didn't want to hear from. So for years, my wife would get these voice messages for "Star" that were the oddest combination of shait... Lovelorn "clients", collection calls, police interview requests, weird stuff. Last call was just a couple years ago, so this went on for about a decade. We got a kick it out of it, and it trained my wife to screen all calls from unknown numbers.
 
2020-05-21 3:00:49 PM  

JustHereForThePics: Mrs. JustHereForThePics got a new phone number just after we were married, and it had previously belonged to an exotic dancer who used the stage name "Star". She gave out her old number to the creepers and any other folks she didn't want to hear from. So for years, my wife would get these voice messages for "Star" that were the oddest combination of shait... Lovelorn "clients", collection calls, police interview requests, weird stuff. Last call was just a couple years ago, so this went on for about a decade. We got a kick it out of it, and it trained my wife to screen all calls from unknown numbers.


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2020-05-21 3:06:22 PM  
If you are calling about the Bitcoin giveaway, your bag of bitcoins is waiting for you at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Washington DC.  If you're a fan of the Second Amendment, be sure to take your assault rifle forbavfree oil change!
 
2020-05-21 3:08:27 PM  

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Done...get the lights
 
2020-05-21 3:13:41 PM  
I dumped the body.  It's divided between all the dumpsters.  Now pay me.
 
2020-05-21 3:21:50 PM  
Why don't you just tell me which movie you'd like to see?
 
2020-05-21 3:21:58 PM  
Nobody else has ever had my number.  The prefix was created and assigned to Cingular just before I switched to them and my new number had never been assigned to an account.  I've been porting it around ever since, porting having been invented the previous winter.
 
2020-05-21 3:39:08 PM  

JustHereForThePics: Mrs. JustHereForThePics got a new phone number just after we were married, and it had previously belonged to an exotic dancer who used the stage name "Star". She gave out her old number to the creepers and any other folks she didn't want to hear from. So for years, my wife would get these voice messages for "Star" that were the oddest combination of shait... Lovelorn "clients", collection calls, police interview requests, weird stuff. Last call was just a couple years ago, so this went on for about a decade. We got a kick it out of it, and it trained my wife to screen all calls from unknown numbers.


Some prostitute once accidentally posted my cell# on some escort site (backpage, I think it was called).

It was a strange few weeks until the chaos died down (all SMS, thankfully).  One thing I learned from that is that most prostitute clients have reading and writing skills on par with 8-year olds.
 
2020-05-21 4:18:34 PM  
Reminds me of a friend in the early 80's (when there WERE NO cellphones). One Monday morning, his phone started ringing off the hook.

Turned out that the VISA customer support line was 1-800-(his number), and it had just been turned up. VISA paid for his number and listing to be changed.
 
2020-05-21 5:12:12 PM  

CluelessMoron: It was a strange few weeks until the chaos died down (all SMS, thankfully).  One thing I learned from that is that most prostitute clients have reading and writing skills on par with 8-year olds.


Only enough blood to power one head at a time, etc...
 
2020-05-21 5:34:12 PM  

CluelessMoron: One thing I learned from that is that most prostitute clients have reading and writing skills on par with 8-year olds.


Actually, they are eight-year olds.  The business is stranger than you would expect.
 
2020-05-21 5:35:08 PM  

Bowen: When NPR asked Musk whether he gave out that number to people he was trying to dodge, he did not respond.
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"They say, 'Oh, how do I know you're not Elon?' " she said. "And they suddenly want proof that I'm not him even though they're obviously talking to a woman on the phone."

I guess that answers that question.


I'd just run with it: "Why yes, I am Elon Musk, a Black Woman."
 
2020-05-21 5:40:37 PM  
One of my buddies had a cell number that was one digit away from Papa John's.  He got tired of explaining people had the wrong number so he just started taking their orders.

/ he never got anyone back asking where the hell their pizza was.
//I always felt bad for the Papa John's manager who took those calls.
/// he and I worked at a pizza place at the time - but it wasn't Papa John's. That made it funnier for some reason.
////4 slashies for cutting the pizza 4 times
 
2020-05-21 7:19:43 PM  

TheCableGuy: One of my buddies had a cell number that was one digit away from Papa John's.  He got tired of explaining people had the wrong number so he just started taking their orders.

/ he never got anyone back asking where the hell their pizza was.
//I always felt bad for the Papa John's manager who took those calls.
/// he and I worked at a pizza place at the time - but it wasn't Papa John's. That made it funnier for some reason.
////4 slashies for cutting the pizza 4 times


I read a story in a book of techie humor decades ago. The story was even older than the book.

"Back when long distance cost a lot of money, I lived in a flat in London and would get wrong number calls for a pizza place. No matter how many times I told the callers it was a wrong number, they still called. So I started answering the phone "Hello, Vancouver Coast Guard". The calls tapered off after that.
 
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