If anyone knows Ashley, ask her to call 201-676-4545. She apparently owes people some money or something. These people think I am Ashley. And they won’t stop freakin’ calling me.
Today, I was actually allowed to sleep late. It was intentional, so I could get to work later and avoid overtime. But I get two calls from that number before then. I ignore them, but they still wake me up. Then at work, I get a third one. This time I answer. The foreign-sounding person (not that foreigners are bad, but do they have to outsource their harassment?) asked for Ashley. I said no I am not Ashley please take me off your list you keep calling and there is no Ashley. It’s a variation of the same speech I’ve given many times. I hope they listened this time. But I doubt it. Maybe “take me off your list” will cue some awareness, since I’m not sure if I’ve said that specific phrase before today. But I’m not counting on it. If their database-whoever they are-says I am Ashley, they’re going to keep calling and asking for Ashley.
I would invite you to call that number and harass those people, but I suspect it’s a fake number, a “spoof” number, if you will. And I also get quite a few of the nefarious car warranty robocalls. Those may be easier to stop, based on the tide of lawsuits turning against the bastards. This I’m not so sure about.
It’s ruining my love for “Lovers in Japan,” the Coldplay song I have set as my ringtone. When I hear that song, I want to imagine soaring….sunsets and happy magical unicorns. Inspirational crap, by golly! Not “Will you asshats leave Ashley the eff alone?”
If anyone has any ideas to get rid of these people, let me know. I’m afraid one day I will wake up, see that number and throw the phone across the room. Then I will have to get a replacement and sign another contract with AT&T. And that’s no good.
So, how is your Monday going? Any annoying phone calls to speak of?