for the last couple of nights, i'd been getting calls to my cell phone between midnight and 4:30 a.m. from a woman who kept ignoring my attempts to tell her (in multiple languages, mind), that she had the wrong number, and to stop calling. one night of this was bad enough, but after a second night, i got pissed. normally, i'd just block the number, but you can't do that with cell phones.
so, after some consultation, i called back a few minutes ago -- at what would be 12:30 a.m. her time.
the phone rang a few times, in a double-ring pattern similar to the Commonwealth's, but slightly different.
'allo?' a groggy woman's voice answered. sure enough, it was the same woman who'd been spamming me.
'hi!,' i said brightly. 'i'm waking YOU up to remind you that this number i'm calling from is NOT the number you want. it's a wrong number. never call it again. thank you!'
i hung up, an ear-to-ear grin on my face.