I have known DF and his (11 y.o.) son for 4 years now, and we have lived together for just over 18 months. A couple weeks ago, DF and I were out running some errands when I received a call on my cell phone from a local number that I didn't recognize. I answered and the call went thusly:
Me: Hello, this is Norrina (I receive professional calls on my cell so I identify myself when I answer)
Me: May I help you?
Caller: *indigninantly* It's FSS. Don't you recognize my voice.
Me: It's the middle of the day, you're supposed to be in school! And what happened to your cell phone?
It turns out that he had been sent ill to the nurse's office and was calling from the school phone to be picked up. But if, at least when caught unawares, I cannot even recognize the voice of my own future stepson, how can anyone be expected to recognize the voice of a friend? Although I do plead guilty to not IDing myself when I call my parents and say, "Hi mom/dad!", but then again I only have brothers (and the vast majority of the time I cannot tell their voices apart, nor them from dad). And I once called my then boyfriend and had a 20 minute conversation with his adult son before we realized neither of us were speaking with who we thought we were. I called, a man answered, and I inquired, "Shane?" Shane's son John, mishearing the name as his own, replied yes. I then said, "It's Norrina," and we commenced chatting because John had a friend also named Norrina and thought I was her. The conversation became progressively more surreal until we finally realized something was very odd indeed and got to the bottom of what had happened.