Telephone for Jane…
In the tradition of respecting the privacy of those around me, and those whose information lands in my lap courtesy of a little digging. I will tell you a story, in which the character names have been changed.
I recently moved to a much bigger flat, finally no longer on the top floor, because I my dears hate stairs. Anyway, my place is wonderful and I love it here so far. I think its the easy entry and the lack of stairs amongst other things. When we moved here, we had to set up all new services and what not. With that set up came the land line phone. So ever since July or so, it has been in use, and for about 12 times a day almost everyday someone always called asking for Jane Doe. No matter how many times I tell them, Jane does not live here, this number is new to this address. Still the same number calls for her and various others.
I had began to fancy Jane as having a busy social life full of friends and people she knows, they insisted. I blocked many numbers that were local, the Out of Area ones, I could not block and still get calls for Jane from time to time.
Recently, I found out the reason for all those calls, was simply because my number was all over the web. In various ads for this or that. With a little bit of time searching online, I found her last two known addresses and my phone number was not only posted with them in various sites, but still showed as current. So after emailing a few times, I managed to remove it from those various places. Now, if only… I could find a why to stop the calls from those out of area numbers. I would be set.
For many weeks I wondered about Jane, what was her life like and such, then I put it out of mind, and she simply did not follow the manners of the internet if there were every any. Update your information. Simple as that, I should say.