Rude weird phone lady

December 12, 2009 1:06pm CST
Okay so the conversation went like this My phone rang (the number was withheld) Me: Hello Lady: Who's this? Me:Who's this? 5 seconds of silence Me: What number did you ring? Lady: Well yours obviously!....Who are you? Me: No, YOU called ME who is this? 10 seconds of silence I put the phone down. Now, I have always been told that when you ring up someone, you identify yourself, then state your business. I would never normally hang up on anyone, but she was just doing my head in! What would you have done?
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17 responses
• United States
12 Dec 09
Oh goodness. It sounds like a situation that could have turned irritating! I think I might have had a bit of fun with her. Maybe I would have told her "exactly who you want to talk to!" when asked who I was. One time my grandma called my husband's old cell number (she hadn't updated the number). Some guy answered and when she asked for Tim, he asked, "Who is this?" She said "Betty." He asked if she was single. My grandma said, "Forget it!" but laughed so hard about it later. Poor woman. I wonder if she was trying to irk someone or simply forgot who she called. It makes for a good story, for sure.
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• United States
12 Dec 09
I would have been like : "Obviously you have the wrong number." and would have hung up. I get frustrated when people call the wrong number [and they accidentally call my phone] and are rude with me. Once I had a lady demanding I tell her who I was or she would call the cops. I just laughed and said "Lady, you called ME. Plus, with the way you're talking to me, I could call them on YOU." She then quickly hung up.
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
16 Dec 09
I get a lot of calls from unknown people. They aren't rude, but they are confused. They ask for someone, I say no one lives here by that name, they ask who I am, I just say Kris and leave it at that. I actually got called by the cops once!!! (THAT was unsettling.) They called for a name, I told them that name didn't live here. They told me who they were, ran off the information (which was correct for the address and phone number), and asked again for that person. I told them that person had never lived here. We had built our house, there had never been a house here before. We went through the info again, and I thought maybe they had the prefix wrong, but it was the same number. It wasn't. They actually came out here and we went over the info again. I guess someone had used our address and number on their info, but the cops never told me why they were looking for them. And yes, they were real cops. I called their shop, from the phone book, and was told their names and basic looks, and I checked their id. (I was a bit scared till that came through!) A few days later, I got another call about something that was gonna be repossessed. I laughed at them. I gave them the cops number and told them to check with them. I wasn't that person and that vehicle wasn't on our property. Ours was paid for, and if they took that I could get them for stealing. I kinda hope I never meet this person, since they're so popular!!! After those calls, the ones that don't give me their name I just take in stride. It could be worse!! Really!
@1denny (34)
• United States
13 Dec 09
I think I would have come up with the most horrific story to start telling, a good stout lie and just go on an on til she had enough. I've got a few lies I keep in mind just for those type of situations and for unwanted calls from sales people. It can turn an irritating situation in to a fun sort of situation.
@madteaparty (2761)
• Japan
13 Dec 09
I would probably have done the same you did. I find very annoying when people don't identify themselves and speak with bad manners in the phone. At least she should have explained why she was calling.
13 Dec 09
Told her to f**k off probably.
• India
13 Dec 09
This has happened to me too quite a few times! I know its so irritating and I too put the phone down. Many a times I’ve picked up the phone only for the other person to ask me who I was…very rude indeed but that’s the way some people are!
13 Dec 09
i've had this quite a bit in the past! annoying (N) i'd ring your phone company and bar the number alternitively answer just waste there credit they eventually get the message :)
@xJaiiDK (164)
• Philippines
13 Dec 09
Im must have called her back to tell her she sucks. I hate those kind of people. they dont respect others and I think she too doesnt deserve to be given respect.
@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
13 Dec 09
I've gotten calls like this and don't tell them who I am unless they tell me who they are first and why they called. If I make a call like you received, usually it's because someone called my phone, I missed the call, got no voice mail and don't know who it is. I do let them know when I call that I got a call from their number and am returning the call to find out who it was and what they wanted. I would have hung up, too with no reason given for the call or even a first name.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
13 Dec 09
I would have done just as you did. I would have hung up. Did you by chance at one point dial her number on accident and it showed up on her caller ID? I've done that and even though no one picked up on the other end, a few hours later I'll get a call similar to yours. The difference being that when I ask who they are they tell me and tell me how they got my number and they just wanted to know why I called. A lot of people use caller ID rather than listen to messages which kind of surprises me. I don't call back numbers off from my caller ID unless I recognize them.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
13 Dec 09
I would have done exactly what you did. She was rude in not identifying herself, or that she'd dialed the wrong number when she didn't recognize your voice. When I moved, I kept my old cell phone number. That way friends and family could still call me without it being a toll call. Every so often I get a call like that, maybe once or twice a year. When I tell the rude caller that they'd dialled Oklahoma, they almost always hang up in a hurry thinking of the toll charges.
• United States
13 Dec 09
Well perhaps you should have been polite. When I answer the phone I wonder if I should have been polite sometimes. Sometimes that is the best way. Sometimes I wonder if I should have been honest. And then honest and polite. And usually honesty is usually polite. This is what I think. This is what I think because to set things straight people need love and not violence, but indeed I understand that turmoil happens and it is easy to blow up at something so small as a phone call. I think that even callers might blow up at the people they call sometimes. This is what I would call phone etiquette and I think that it is a dream. Because it is not attainable for so many and that is why we need faith. In love. Etc.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
13 Dec 09
That is a bit odd indded. I think I would have hung up as well. When someone rings me the last thing I would expect them to ask is "who's this" that is just a little weird.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
13 Dec 09
I would have done the same thing. If you're not going to say who is calling and why are you calling, then I won't let you waste any more of my time and hang up on you. Theres no point of spending time on the phone with the question back and forth of "who is this".
@cupkitties (7372)
• United States
12 Dec 09
I don't know if this is the case but with them calling you and asking who you are makes be wonder if they didn't find a number in their boyfriends pocket and get insecure. I'm saying because that same thing has happened to me and turned out the girl dialed wrong and she had been suspecting her boyfriend of cheating on her. Thats usually what its about when they ask that.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
12 Dec 09
Usually, if your not sure who you just called, or who your talking to... you say "hey this is so and so, may I ask who I'm talking to?" or when someone calls and says "hey can I speak to Tony the Tiger" you say "May I ask who's calling?"... I think they must not have known who they were talking to and forgot their manners... Maybe your number showed up on their caller id for some reason?