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When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

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suvenR
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When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

ask the person who picked up to confirm the number you dialed?

I just dialed the wrong number and asked for "Mary." The woman who answered the phone said "there's no Mary here."

I said "oh, I'm sorry, is this 917..."

She cut me off and said "MAAM, I SAID THERE'S NO MARY HERE"

Seriously, I was just trying to figure out if I MISDIALED or if I actually had the wrong number. And, I would have said that, too, if I weren't calling from my office phone, which I know shows up on caller ID...so, I just said "oh, so sorry" and hung up.

WTH hell is WRONG with people??? Why do they have to be so NASTY???Chat Icon

Posted 12/4/09 2:30 PM
 
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jerseypanda
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Re: When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

I don't think it's rude to confirm the number. Because if you don't check what number you dialed, there is a good chance you will hang up and call that same number right back again.

People are so weird sometimes! Chat Icon

Posted 12/4/09 2:32 PM
 

neener1211
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Re: When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

She was rude.

If someone calls my house and asks for someone not there, I always ask what number they are calling. It takes that step of them calling AGAIN and still having the wrong number. I will not tell them the number the called, only if they dialed wrong. Usually I get them trying to dial a 516 number, but called my 631 number.

Posted 12/4/09 2:32 PM
 

HeathKernandez
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Re: When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

I would keep calling and then say 'well, I'm sorry that's what I have written down...'

post it here so we can all call asking for Lisa, Heather, Kate & Jill... Chat Icon

Posted 12/4/09 2:33 PM
 

LightUpOurLife
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Re: When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

Posted by HeathKernandez
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Posted 12/4/09 2:34 PM
 

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Re: When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

Posted by HeathKernandez

I would keep calling and then say 'well, I'm sorry that's what I have written down...'

post it here so we can all call asking for Lisa, Heather, Kate & Jill... Chat Icon

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Posted 12/4/09 2:34 PM
 

suvenR
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Re: When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

Posted by HeathKernandez

post it here so we can all call asking for Lisa, Heather, Kate & Jill... Chat Icon



LOL- too bad it really WAS a misdial. I DID try again, armed and ready with "well, I was TRYING to find out if I had the wrong number, but YOU wouldn't let me," but then I got thru to the right person! So, I have no idea what I actually dialed the first time around.

Posted 12/4/09 2:35 PM
 

suvenR
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Re: When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

Posted by neener1211

If someone calls my house and asks for someone not there, I always ask what number they are calling. It takes that step of them calling AGAIN and still having the wrong number.




EXACTLY! That's all I was trying to do.

Posted 12/4/09 2:36 PM
 

headoverheels
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Re: When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

She was rude, not you! I usually forget to ask and check the number but I would never have a problem with someone asking me. I get wrong # calls at work ALL the time and I am currently trying to find out who is giving out my number by mistake Chat Icon

Posted 12/4/09 2:41 PM
 

mtnmama

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Re: When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

This was on a Seinfeld episode once.

I don't think it was rude at all to ask about the number.

Posted 12/4/09 3:03 PM
 

Jenn627
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Re: When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

I always confirm the number if I get a wrong number.

Posted 12/4/09 3:04 PM
 

timanda
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Re: When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

Posted by Jenn627

I always confirm the number if I get a wrong number.



So do I.

A few times people called my office looking for CVS or Northfork bank (before it was Capital One). When I said they had the wrong number they asked me if I was sure. Chat Icon Um, yea, I'm pretty sure I'm not in a CVS right now. And THEN they asked me for the right number to those two places!!! Why the heck would I have the information???Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 12/4/09 4:37 PM
 

Blazesyth
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Re: When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

Posted by timanda

Posted by Jenn627

I always confirm the number if I get a wrong number.



So do I.

A few times people called my office looking for CVS or Northfork bank (before it was Capital One). When I said they had the wrong number they asked me if I was sure. Chat Icon Um, yea, I'm pretty sure I'm not in a CVS right now. And THEN they asked me for the right number to those two places!!! Why the heck would I have the information???Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



Once I misdialed Cablevision's suffolk county number. It's just a combo of 2 and 5's so it's confusing. It must happen ALL the time because it was an answering machine saying:

"You are NOT calling Cablevision. This is Jennifer. If you want to call Cablevision, dial XXX-XXXX. If you want to talk to Jennifer, leave a message."

Posted 12/4/09 4:46 PM
 

eroxgirl
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Re: When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

She was TOTALLY rude! Chat Icon

I get wrong numbers at work all the the time - I usually ask the person if they meant to dial 212 area code. That solves the problem most of the time.

Posted 12/4/09 4:49 PM
 

JennB
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Re: When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

I dont think its rude to confirm, because like you said you need to check if you dialed wrong or actually have the wrong number. What bothers me is when people confirm, i tell them its not the right number and they continue to ask. (This happens frequently to me bc apparently my house number was a delivery company's number before we got it)

Posted 12/4/09 8:14 PM
 

FelAndJon
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Re: When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

Posted by Blazesyth

Posted by timanda

Posted by Jenn627

I always confirm the number if I get a wrong number.



So do I.

A few times people called my office looking for CVS or Northfork bank (before it was Capital One). When I said they had the wrong number they asked me if I was sure. Chat Icon Um, yea, I'm pretty sure I'm not in a CVS right now. And THEN they asked me for the right number to those two places!!! Why the heck would I have the information???Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



Once I misdialed Cablevision's suffolk county number. It's just a combo of 2 and 5's so it's confusing. It must happen ALL the time because it was an answering machine saying:

"You are NOT calling Cablevision. This is Jennifer. If you want to call Cablevision, dial XXX-XXXX. If you want to talk to Jennifer, leave a message."



That's pretty funny!
To the OP - no I do not think it is rude, in fact it is what I always do! Chat Icon

My old office number was the same as another company but ours was 212 and theirs was 718. We would get calls so regularly for this other business that we would just give people the right number. We did get a lot of, "are you sure" when we told them they called the wrong number. Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 12/4/09 8:20 PM
 

DancinBarefoot
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Re: When accidentally dialing the wrong number, is it rude to

Posted by Blazesyth

Once I misdialed Cablevision's suffolk county number. It's just a combo of 2 and 5's so it's confusing. It must happen ALL the time because it was an answering machine saying:

"You are NOT calling Cablevision. This is Jennifer. If you want to call Cablevision, dial XXX-XXXX. If you want to talk to Jennifer, leave a message."



Our union main office used to have a message that said: "You have reached National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW 2320. If you are calling the Vermont Teddy Bear Company you have dialed the wrong number. Please hang up and dial xxx-xxxx. If you wish to speak to someone at the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW 2320 please press 1 . . ."

That message is gone now, so I think Vermont Teddy Bear changed their number, because we didn't!

Posted 12/4/09 10:30 PM
 
 

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