Wrong Number

by Kevin Godby

[It’s 9 am and Kevin is sound asleep. His cell phone rings. Groggily, he presses the phone to his ear and mumbles…]

Kevin: Hello?

Caller: Uh.. is this the meeting?

Kevin [not comprehending]: Wha—? Meeting?

Caller: Uh, yeah. The conference?

Kevin: Uh, no. It’s not. You must have the wrong number.

Caller: Oh, okay. Sorry. Bye. [Caller hangs up.]

[A few seconds later, Kevin’s phone rings again. Kevin notices that it’s the same caller ID number and shunts it to his voice mail.]

This sort of thing has been happening for the past six months. Tonight, at 7 pm I received thirteen calls—most of them from Winnipeg. I managed to eek some information out of a couple of the callers and determined that GoToMeeting is the culprit. The GoToMeeting number is 641-985-1010. My cell phone number is the same, with two digits transposed.

I sent GoToMeeting “feedback” on their website. Hopefully they’ll be more careful about the phone numbers they give out in the future and will correct this typo soon. Both I and their customers will appreciate it.