I have a few odd ones.
My sister and I went to college in different states, and our freshman year was quite an adjustment (twins and best friends). This was early 90's, so no cheap cell phones, no email, so we relied on actual letters, and weekly phone calls to stay in touch. Unfortunately, I could not seem to remember to dial the area code first. If you worked at Boeing 20 years ago, I am sorry for all the wrong number calls you got!
This story is hard to follow. My college roommate (Amber) was the camus newspaper editor. I was the yearbook editor. Amber was dating
my best friend (Sam)'s apartment-mate (Derek), so we both spent a lot of time over there. One day, Amber was at our place, when she got a call for me. She answered that I wasn't there, could she take a message? The caller declined, and said she'd try to reach me another way. Then caller called Derek, asking if he knew how to get ahold of Sam. Once Sam was on the line, she asked if he knew how to get ahold of me. He answered that I was headed home, so try me there. So, I got back to my room, and Amber had just answered the call for me. Caller was so frustrated, because she'd been calling all round trying to get me on the phone. It turns out she wanted Amber's phone number from me (since we shared office space, I would be the one to have that information, I guess
), so she could complain about a piece that appeared in the paper. If caller had just left a message with Amber in the first place, she could have saved herself a whole lot of frustration!
My mom, sister, and I all sound exactly the same on the phone. One day, I called home and left a message for either my husband or daughter, who were in the basement and never heard the phone ring. I got home, and saw there was a message on the machine, which basically said, "Hi, it's me, can you please pick up, I need to talk to you". So, I promptly called my sister to return her call. When she said she didn't call, I apologized, then called my mom. Oops.