my office desk phone rang today afternoon. a name flashed on the screen, so it was an internal call. i answered.
k: kris here, who's this? (yeah, that was a dumb thing to say. my name is showing on his phone, and his name is on mine :P)
u: (probably got over the surprise at dialing hari's number and seeing kris on his phone) can i speak to hari?
k: this isn't hari's phone. i think hari left the company.
i later found out that hari hadn't quit, he was transfered - and he is very much in bombay too. oh well.
which reminds me of another (pretty old) incident:
k: (picks up the landline to check for a dial tone before dialing)
k: (screams across the house and also into the phone) mama, the phone's dead!!!
confused voice at the other end of the line: hello...kris???
apparently i picked up the phone at the exact same moment as the phone started ringing. neither i not my aunt at the other end heard it ring.
oh and of all the possible coincidences, i happened to make 2 calls today that were answered by fax machines. i tried squeaking into the line in the hope of making the machine detect my voice as the carrier signal. i actually managed to confuse the fax machine once