California Woman Forced to Change Phone Number After Hungry Customers Mistake Her For A Pizza Shop
In early September, Rico’s Pizza in Winton, California sent out flyers to 700 homes in the area with one grave typo on them. Instead of including the prefix 358, the phone number on the flyer began with 812.
I know when that hotline bling.
The unlucky bearer of the 812 number is one Wendi Walsh, whose line has been blowing up since the flyers went out.
"About six weeks ago we started getting a couple of phone calls once or twice a week asking what our hours were, or if they could talk to the manager, or place an order."
Recently, though, the calls, which go to her personal line, have been getting out of hand. In fact, she changed her number. Rico’s has already sent out new flyers with the correct number, but according to Wendi, it’s too late. The damage has been done.
This is the face of someone who's had it up to here.
The owner of Rico’s Pizza, Oscar Aguilar, has tried apologizing to Walsh by offering a gift card, but for Walsh, no amount of pizza can make up for the disturbances.
"I feel like they should pay a fine or maybe make a donation to a charity of our choice."
Walsh’s new number went live over the weekend, so she won’t be receiving any more phone calls from hungry customers, which was her compromise for a happy ending. It’s only too bad she didn’t capitalize on her opportunity to troll Rico’s customers. But that’s just how it goes when you lack a sense of humor!