Prank phone calls!
March 24, 2007 3:35am CST
I have a friend that I talk to everyday and see her most days. I have started getting a lot of prank calls lately on my home phone and mobile phones. It usually is my phone will ring and then hang up. I am sure it is her because there has been a couple of times where I have managed to answer it, I have heard her kids in the background. I am not sure how I should approach this situation with her. I don't know why she is doing this, maybe she is lonely or maybe it is a cry for help. Has anyone got any suggestions on how to handle this situation or approach her on this matter? As this is slowly driving me insane.
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24 Mar 07
Firstly you need to be very careful that it was her kids you heard rather than just "kids". If you speak to her daily is it possible she has your number on speed dial and it is actually one of the kids playing around with the phone? It wouldn't be the first time a child has done this! Not through any kind of malice though! Have you told her about these calls? What was her reaction? Perhaps you could say that you think one of the kids has been playing with the phone as you heard them and then they hung up. That will not cause offence. Is there no way of tracing the number? A thing I am very guilty of is; I have some numbers I dial alot so they are commited to memory, so I often dial the wrong one, by the time I have realised and hung up to redial it probably has rung a couple of times! I hope you sort this soon. I just advise treading carefully if you are not 100% sure it is her as it would be a shame tolose a good friendship if you are wrong.
24 Mar 07
I did mention to her that I was getting these strange phone calls and I heard kids that sounded like one of hers. She just gave me a really weird look and went quiet. The phone calls stopped for a few days and then they started up again. I think if it was her kids doing it, she would say that it was them. Everytime I mention the phone calls she says she has to go or just goes very quiet. I don't want to accuse her and hurt her feeling though, but I really think it is her. Plus some of these phone calls have occured really late at night and her kids are always in bed at the time. Thanks!