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Sunday, June 27, 2010

This is not Hilda!

Last week we had a very interesting experience.  I had a baby swing that we didn't need anymore so I put a free ad in the classified of KSL.com.  Two minutes later 6:56 am I got a phone call from someone asking for Hilda.  I said you have the wrong number.  He said that he just saw the free ad from ksl.com for a car and called the number.  I explained that I didn't have a car but I did put a baby swing up for free.  I thought that was weird and the phone range again, "Is this Hilda?"  I couldn't believe it, Devin quickly figured out that the computer must have done a mess up and got our number on the wrong ad and looked it up.  Sure enough there was a picture of a car with the contact info of Hilda and our home phone number.  Either it was a computer glitch or a prank.
I would hang up the phone and no joke the phone would ring again.  We fielded about 10 phone calls before Devin and I said let the machine get it.  We told all the kids to ignore the phone while we figured out how to get that ad off of KSL.  Devin called KSL, and of course there is no one around at 7:00 am to take phone calls.  But we did report the Ad as an incorrect info and hoped they would take it off soon.  We also e-mailed the seller and told them of the mistake.   After several machine messages I tried to change our answering message to say, "This is the Overly's, Hilda does not live her and we do not have a car, if you want to leave a message for the Overly's do so"  I had a hard time doing it in between the ringing of the phone.  It was crazy!  One of my favorite messages we got said, "Hey Hilda, this is Frank, I've got a tow truck and I can get on over there today and get that car off your hands.  Just give me a call and I'll get it gone."  Luckily we had Play Practice to go to so we didn't have to endure the incessant phone ringing.  By the time we got home at noon, the phone had stopped ringing and the ad was off the web.

4 comments:

MICHAEL AND JULIE said...

ok - that is HILARIOUS! thanks for making me smile :)

Bonnie said...

That is really funny, but what a pain! I'm surprised people started calling so early.

My brother and his wife had some hotel in their town mistakenly list their home phone number as the hotel phone. They were constantly getting calls from people wanting to reserve hotel rooms. I can't remember how long it lasted, but I think they actually had to change their phone number.

Sandra said...

HA HA. Thats going to be my new nickname for you he he. If it makes you feel better our number is placed in the yellow pages over Morrison law office. I get a call or two a day for advice.

Shanell said...

That is awesome, nothing like a zillion wrong number calls to brighten up your busy day. =)

Are we going to do a camping thing this summer? Perhaps I will send out an email and see...