I’ve had my phone number now for several years. So when I started to receive calls from several health insurance companies, a car dealership and a job service asking for Mr. Barnes, I was rather confused. Turns out the man used my number on several online forms. Perhaps, he’s dyslexic and switches numbers around and his number is close to mine. Maybe he’s out to get me. Or, many, many moons ago my phone number was his and he still uses it because he doesn’t want anyone to know his new number. Any way you slice it, these kind of calls were annoying to put it mildly.
Today I graduate from Full Sail’s Graduate Certificate program in EMDT and I couldn’t be more proud. To celebrate, I have changed my phone number. I will be very selective who I share that number with this time around. No mentioning online or handing out business cards. If folks want to find me, they can find me right here and use my email. I’m online all the time anyways.
Good bye Mr. Barnes. I hope one day you find that health insurance you seem to seek. You have taught me assertiveness as I told off callers. You taught me patience as calls sporadically came in whenever you decided to have fun filling out forms online. You taught me tolerance for irritations and interruptions. You might have even give me an outlet to let off steam. I have learned my lessons. Your work is done here.