Recycled Calls

People don’t seem to think sometimes.

At work I am getting a lot of calls for someone named David. Collection agencies, ICBC, and more.

After asking for David, I have started saying that he no longer has this number. Last week I had someone ask if I knew his new number or where he was.

Sorry, but no. Phone numbers get recycled. They don’t stay with an address. Just because I now have a phone number that someone else had, doesn’t mean I know that person.

This happened with our home number as well. We kept getting calls from charities, doctor’s offices, and utility companies asking for Norah Ross. It took a few years before the calls finally stopped.

Of course collections agencies get this kind of answer all the time and just keep calling and calling.