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California Woman Forced to Change Phone Number After Hungry Customers Mistake Her For A Pizza Shop

By Nina / mercredi 25 octobre 2017 05:30
A pizza shop in Central California sent out 700 flyers with the wrong phone number on them, directing hoards of single fathers and stoned teens to one poor woman’s personal phone at all hours of the day and night. How she answers the phone these days: “FML.”

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!

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By  mike3775  |  29

My number is the same number of a doctor’s office in Indianapolis except for the area code, and four or five times a week, someone will leave a message about some medical issue and we call them back and tell them to call 317 then the number. When we are home and someone calls, we do the same. The doctors office is awesome though, they call every so often to thank us for tolerating the intrusions.

By  RockPrincess26  |  16

Someone needs to give her a chill pill. It was a shitty mistake. But it was still a mistake none-the-less. They shouldn't have to pay a fine just because hungry people were given the wrong number....and she had to change her number.

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By  RockPrincess26  |  16

Someone needs to give her a chill pill. It was a shitty mistake. But it was still a mistake none-the-less. They shouldn't have to pay a fine just because hungry people were given the wrong number....and she had to change her number.

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  PhoenixChick  |  23

yeah, a mistake that ended up with her being harassed so bad with phone calls that she had to change her number. And the company that screwed her over offered her...pizza from their store. That's almost worse than a straight apology. Who thinks "this woman is sick of hearing out our pizza place. I bet she wants to come in and get some pizza!"

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  KittyMack  |  6

They made a mistake which seriously impacted someone's life, probably prevented her from sleeping much, she'll lose touch with some of her pals from the number change, likely changing the number cost her money, and of course she must have wasted HOURS answering that phone. YES IT'S A BIG DEAL. Yes they should do something to make things right. That's what one does when one screws up.

By  mike3775  |  29

My number is the same number of a doctor’s office in Indianapolis except for the area code, and four or five times a week, someone will leave a message about some medical issue and we call them back and tell them to call 317 then the number. When we are home and someone calls, we do the same. The doctors office is awesome though, they call every so often to thank us for tolerating the intrusions.

By  krray  |  3

I wouldn't change my number. Pretty quickly you'd figure out the problem / pattern. TAKE THEIR ORDERS. And then "block" their number so when they call back looking for their order... You're the 100th caller today! YOUR ORDER IS FREE. I would have so messed with them...

By  RichardPencil  |  22

Is the pizza shop the picture on the right? I wanna know! Once, the new age bookstore down the street accidentally transposed digits and gave my number for a talk they were hosting. I had fun with it. I changed my answering machine message to "Hi, I am channeling Abraham Lincoln right now and he doesn't know what in tarnation this diabolical talking box is. I will call you back when I return to this astral plane."

By  Just Some Dood  |  6

Are you guys serious? "She shouldn't be so upset"? Wtf? Who knows how long she's had her number(that she has to change now). she received HUNDREDS of wrong number calls. I'd be past furious. to everyone saying "She should have trolled them" or "I would have SO messed with them" You're full of sh*t. You would messed with 1 or maybe 10 but after a week of endless wrong number calls, half of which were probably late you would have gotten tired of it too. Also, to the turd who wrote this story, shame on you for condemning the poor lady for "not having a sense of humor" not everyone gets their kicks from p*ssing off total strangers. Strangers whose crime was trying to eat. This is asinine. I can't believe the number of people with no compassion for other people. This lady, on top of being endlessly annoyed, didn't even want something for it. She wanted a donation to charity, an incredibly noble cause. Just wow. You should really stray from what you think is "news" FML. This is really stupid.

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  RockPrincess26  |  16

Wah. Grow up. I'd be pissed but I'd change my number and get over it. Then, later on in life, I'd have a good laugh about it. People like YOU are what's wrong with this world.

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  pygmyfrog  |  23

Where do you get the idea she had "HUNDREDS" of calls? The story says one or two calls for six weeks. Then it goes on to say it ramped up, but nowhere does it give an indication of how how many.

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