I got home today to find an answering machine message on my phone... for JOANNE SHELDRAKE.
Let's just recap that.
This is the woman who moved out in 2007. Fair enough, I'm annoyed at still getting her mail 4 years down the line, but hey, it's mostly junk and I'm just putting it back in the post, "gone away". But an ANSWERING MACHINE MESSAGE just takes the biscuit.
This person has NEVER, EVER used my phone number. I got it when I connected my phone at Pearson Road, I brought it with me when I moved in to Lackford. It's not even as if they're using her old contact details. Plus, my phone is EX-DIRECTORY, i.e., you can't just look it up in the phone book if you have an address to go by. And lastly, I have NEVER GIVEN HER MY PHONE NUMBER.
SERIOUSLY. WHAT. THE. FUCK. It's bad enough that I get letters from DEBT COLLECTION AGENCIES, now I'm getting phone calls too?
HOW THE FUCK HAS THIS COMPANY - and I have NO IDEA who they are - GOT MY TELEPHONE NUMBER? AND ARE USING IT TO TRY AND CONTACT HER??!
I swear, I'm starting to see this as harrassment, and if it continues I'm going down the CAB to see what steps I can take to stop it - because I'm only going to change my phone number as a last resort. (But seriously, come on. I have to CHANGE MY PHONE NUMBER that I've had for howmany years because of them?) Not only was I getting things from the BANK in their names, because they apparently didn't inform them they were moving - seriously, isn't that fraud, anyway? - but now I'm getting phone calls from some unknown company. If it's some financial institution I'm going to hit the shitting roof.