Who the hell is THIS???  

TammyDHU 45F
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5/5/2006 4:35 pm

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5/8/2006 11:34 am

Who the hell is THIS???

So I'm up for a job doing some accounting and a payroll gig for said Dude.

I obtain a telephone number for Dude from my aunt and she informs me Dude usually works until early Friday evening.

I am only a little surprised that a woman answers the phone as I was told this was Dude's personal cell number.

Me: "Hello, I am looking for Dude...would he happen to be around?"

Woman: (after long pause) "Well no...he's not done working yet."

Me: "Okay, well, I was just calling to set up an appointment with Dude."

Woman: (after an even longer pause) "An appointment?"

Me: "Yes, this is his tax accountant calling."

Woman: "His TAX ACCOUNTANT???"

Uh oh.

Me: (feeling uncomfortable by now and speaking very sheepishly) "Yes, he called our office, "bitch-and-bigger-bitch" (DISCLAIMER: not our real name) and he wanted me to do some accounting work for him?"

I can simply feel the poor woman's blood pressure rising over the line.

Woman: (yelling) "Lady, I don't know who you are, but I know that MY HUSBAND would not hire someone to do any "accounting" work for him!"

Dear God. What do I do now???

Me: (beads of sweat forming on my palms) "Well, I'm sorry, but this is the number I was given to reach Dude A."

Woman: (breathing huge sigh of relief) "Well, I'm sorry, I have a husband named Dude, but he's Dude B.!!!"

So us two strangers proceeded to have a whale of a laugh over the whole mistake; and afterward I apologized profusely while plotting to put my aunt in a stranglehold tomorrow for giving me the wrong damn number!!!

_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F

5/5/2006 11:51 pm

On my way with my calculator...

Liefs C

Looking0100 54M

5/7/2006 6:21 pm


I can only imagine how frustrated you must have felt when this woman didn't quite understand you. Then, you must have been relieved and embarrassed at the same time, when you realized that you had the wrong Dude.

I have never been in involved in a case of mistaken identity. Or anything similar. So, I have no idea how bad you really felt. Can you describe in detail how you felt when you realized you were searching for the wrong Dude?

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