I've watched Animal bitch and moan for several days over his stolen Twitter name (that he has worked SO DILIGENTLY into a brand).
I get sick of hearing the whining.
I find Twitter's phone number (easily) in the public domain 415 222 9670. Right?
So's I calls in. The automaton Gatekeeper tells me to enter extensions and it further informs me that if all I have is a three number extension add a 1 in front of it.
Being an experienced phone sourcer I know that many companies (when they have only three number extensions) are smallish (at least when they start out) and I also know those extensions might start at 1. As in 001, 002, 003 BUT they're more likely to start in the hundreds, as in at 100.
I also know the early extensions in many phone directories are given to the BIG CHEESES (and their Executive Assistants).
I dial 1101 - nothing.
I dial 1102 - nothing.
I dial 1103 and a receptionist ACTUALLY ANSWERS.
I hang up and deliver the news to Animal. He waffles. I get pissed off.
I dial 1104 and a Laurel answers. I tell her who I am and I begin to tell her the problem abt the stolen Twitter name. She cuts in, almost stammering, and says, "We don't take phone calls. I don't know how you got this number but you're calling improperly."
"Improperly?" I answer. "I'll tell you what's improper" and she hung up on me.
Laurel, for you, honey, the phone number is in the public domain and your answering service INVITES people to dial extensions. So much for trying to save a Receptionist buck, huh? :)
Amused, I report the findings to the Twitterverse.
I ask Animal to release the dogs.
He STILL waffles, trying to placate some of us who want to start a call campaign.
Will you join the Call Campaign?
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