I wanted to share this as as a side effect of saying on the Billy Butler show last week that I get lots of weird anomalies on the phone, opened up the flood gate for another weird phone incident
I was staying in Bath with my old friend James and his new girlfriend Mary. I had never been to James home before and another friend suggested I stay with them as I was attending an event in Bristol. Even though they would be away from home on Saturday night, they suggested I use the house anyway, let myself in and out and we would all meet up Sunday evening.
On Saturday night I was following the route back to the house, doing OK until none of it looked familiar. I had walked around and around for over an hour on a supposed ten minute journey. I was hungry and I needed the loo and there was no one in sight to get directions from. The mistake I had made was being collected in Bristol and let in through the back gate. Therefore, I had never seen the front of the house
. I tried to call James on his mobile but they were in Devon, at another event which called for turning phones off. So after leaving my pathetic voicemail, started muttering to myself, " this ain't blooming right" "why do they have their phone off?" and saying out " loud Ring me James !" within about ten minutes I received a text message, which said " Did you find the address OK?" I rang the number straight away. " It's me, No I haven't found the blooming address, I'm totally lost but right by the school"
The voice on the other end said "If you are by the school you are in the right street, but who is this? ".
"It's Susan " I replied thinking what's he playing at. the voice on the other end said that he hadn't seen Susan in three years and he wanted to know why I was coming to his house.
"Is this James ?" I asked, " Yes" he responded, but I soon thought that he didn't sound like my James I realised I was speaking to a total stranger who had miss texted the number and I had received his message in error and I had just called a wrong number . I was indeed speaking to a stranger. I told him I was in Bath and he said he was in London and we both laughed at the Synchronicity, talked briefly about the weirdness of what had just happened and ended the call, but I followed the Stranger's advice in that he initially said that if I was in front of the school I was in the right street. I followed the wrong James information, and found the right James house in less than two minutes.
All the best