There is a middle schooler named Savannah, who lives near where I used to live (where my cell phone is from) who needs to learn to give out the correct phone number.
A week ago Friday I got a text: "HI it's Kaleigh". I know a Kayleigh from that area (a friend's new wife) so I assumed it was her and responded. However, it very quickly became apparent that I was not talking to an adult, and I quickly verified this with my friend: his wife still has her old phone number, from several states away. So I told the girl: "Listen, I'm sorry I thought I knew you because I have a friend with your name, but I'm not your friend, you have the wrong number." She continues to text me, insisting that must be her friend Savannah, I go to XYZ school and have every class but first period with her. Finally she calls me and I admit I was rather short with her: "I am NOT your friend. You have been harassing an adult. I told you this many times. You need to grow up and learn to listen." All she said was, "Well my friend does that sometimes."
It's not just this one girl though. I've gotten calls and/or texts from 5-6 middle schoolers asking for Savannah. Nope. Still not here. It's gotten to the point where I reply to texts from that area code with "I'm not Savannah, she gave you the wrong number." They invariably respond with "then who r u?" like even if I'm not Savannah, I must be someone they know. Then they call me. The most recent one, this weekend, I asked if she knew what number she called, thinking maybe just maybe there's a wire crossed at the phone company somewhere (can that even happen with cell phones?). She answered that she had NO IDEA. Now I admit that I don't know all my friends' phone numbers off the top of my head but you'd think if you had been calling and texting the same wrong person that many times (this person called me 3x and txt 2x) you would maybe look it up or call precious Savannah's house phone.
Moral of the story: Middle schoolers should not be permitted cell phones until they understand phone etiquette, and that pressing the "Savannah" button does not magically dial the correct number this time.