Y'know, I'm actually not supposed to answer the phones at work. However, I do have a phone at my desk, and occasionally clients ask for me specifically. So if it rings at my desk, I answer.
I don't know how these people are getting this number.
I get back from lunch and as I sit at the desk, the phone rings. I roll my eyes, expecting someone complaining, and instead I get, "Hi, this is so-and-so, may I speak to the president?" My thoughts: Um, you want to speak to the president, but you're speaking to me, which means you didn't go through our receptionist. How did you get this number? Of course, I didn't say that. What I said was: "Why are you calling?"
Him: "It's personal."
O.O Well okay then. So I put him on hold and call up the president: "Hey, this guy is calling to see you?"
Pres: "Ugh, I know what he's calling about. Tell him I'm not interested."
O.O Okay then. Take the guy off hold: "He's... not interested?"
"Oh, okay. Bye!" Hangs up.
My thoughts: Okay, that was weird.
Not thirty seconds later I get another phone call. My thoughts: Oh, please don't tell me he's calling back! I pick up the phone, and I hear a recorded voice saying, "Hi, this is such and such. It looks like we missed you, so give us a call at..." My thoughts: Is... is this an answering machine? Did I just get called by an answering machine?!
Apparently so. I hung up, laughed about it with coworkers, and went back to work.
Five minutes later.
Phone rings, and I'm starting to get exasperated. I pick up: "Hi, this is this and that home insurance company, how are you?"
"Uh... fine?" My thoughts: You guys know you just called a business, right?
And so they continue, "We highly recommend you buy this home insurance company, because..."
"I don't own a home."
"Oh, you don't? Oh, well, uh, we're sorry for taking up your time. Have a nice day!"
And just to top off the weirdness, maybe fifteen minutes later, the blasted thing rang again, and when I picked up, there was no one on the other end.
Fare thee well, friend!