Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Random Messages....

In this day and age of technology, there are bound to be times when user malfunctions combined with said technology can make for some fun times.

We've all read stories on the Net and in magazines where someone has left voice mail messages on the wrong phone or sent a text with someone in particular in mind, but it ended up on the wrong phone. Lives have been changed when things like this happen, I'm sure. Jobs have been lost over texts, voice mails, and emails.

On November 6 of this year at 5:51 p.m., I received a text on my phone from a number I did not recognize. And that's okay, but the message caused me to pause a minute before bursting out into laughter.

I did not even recognize the area code. The area code on my phone is from South Carolina. I've kept that number so that family and friends would have a local number to keep in contact with me. A mental note was made to look up the area code and see from whence this message came.

This morning I remembered this mental note and decided to look it up. Then I just KNEW I had to share with my Internets my findings.

Are you ready for this?

My random text came from area code 905. Apparently, that's not even in the United States. My research shows the following:

Canada: S Cent. Ontario: Greater Toronto Area -- Durham, Halton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Niagara, Peel, York, and southern Simcoe County (excluding Toronto -- see overlay 289 [eff 6/9/01], splits 416, 647)

Are you serious? Canada?? I know I got friends up Canada way, but I can't seem to recall giving any of them my cell phone number. I'm just stumped.

Now I feel bad. Because, you see, I responded to this random text in random style. Paige was so tickled at my response. She couldn't believe I even had the nerve to do so.

To whoever texted me from Canada? Dude, I'm sorry. I lied to you. But, I promise it was in fun. I hope you didn't wait too long....

Text from 905-xxx-xxxx:

We need u at the barn.

Reply from 843-xxx-xxxx:

I'm on my way.


Carla said...

You are too bad! LOL. I laugh at this everytime you tell it.

House of Hayes said...

OMG!! That is GREAT !! :)
I guess at least he/she wasn't waiting at a hotel on the other person.. :D

OneHungMan said...

Dammit, what was OHM doing in Canadia? And why didn't the message he sent you have anything naughty in it?

andria said...


Hope's Hubby said...

I get the 5000th hit on my lovely wife's site.....

I just want to let everyone know how much I love you!!

Sugar said...

hahahhaha! Hopefully the poor Canuck wasn't waiting too long - it's cold there now! Too funny!

Get Off My Lawn! said...

That was my cousin Joey! This is the kind of behaviour that has caused to be planning a secret invasion for several decades. All three of our submarines are almost out of dry-dock and our air force is very close to a sure fire method of keeping the ice off the spitfires. If only we could afford a tank or two, you'd be in real trouble ;)

C said...

Too funny.