Friday, 5 July 2013

Lost In Translation #5

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It never fails that you get in the shower and the phone rings. If you dash out to get it, it stops ringing just at the minute you reach it. But who called? There is an easy way to find out. You pick up the receiver and dial 1, 4, 7, 1. An automated voice then tells you one of two things:

  •  What number called you and at what time the call came in (like you didn't know that part)
  •  That the caller withheld their number (so you have no idea who called, which isn't very helpful is it, when your stood there dripping on the floor)

In America there is a very similar service which is called *69. Which I'm sorry always sounds just that tiny bit rude to me. But then again I have a dirty mind :)

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