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


Russ, you have lived such an interesting life 😀


Thank you. I try.

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

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