So, occasionally, while I'm at work, I'll phone home to check my messages. I did as much today and was treated to a garbled message from a man whose voice I did not recognize. Now, the quality of my answering machine is not great, but I thought I heard him say that his name was "Steve" and that he would be coming over soon. I even listened to it again, and it still sounded like "Steve....be there soon."
I do know a Steve or two, but none who would be likely to leave a message on my answering machine let alone stop at my house. So, I figured I must have heard it wrong. I also figured it was a wrong number, but, you know, I wanted to know what he said!
When I got home, I listened to the message again. Since I was standing right in front of the machine, it sounded a little clearer. But, the man spoke very quickly, and all I could make out was something like, "Hey, man, talkingveryfastcantunderstanditall, I'll be over to pick up the mattress."
What? Some guy I don't know is calling to tell me that he's coming to pick up my mattress?
Look, I understand that it's possible to dial a wrong number. What I don't understand is people who dial my number by mistake and then, when they get my answering machine, somehow miss the part where I say "This is Jennifer" and go ahead and leave a message that's clearly intended for someone else and which threatens to leave me without a mattress. Some people just don't listen.