As a person who's phone number used to be one digit off from a neighborhood pizza joint, I can easily imagine the mayhem this could create.

One time, on an especially busy weekend, I finally started telling people we had a special deal for pizzas if you came in person to pick them up.

The following week the pizza place's new banner prominently featured their phone number.


@RussSharek @kingu_platypus_gidora Alternately you could sell the wrong number callers frozen pizza at an exorbitant price. I once suggested this to someone whose number was close to that of a pizzaria in a college town.


Wish I had considered that!

At the time, we were just trying to get the people to stop dialing us without having to change our number



Thank you. I try.

"May you live in interesting times" is also a famous old curse.

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