Wrong Number Ranting.

Is this a global phenomena or Karachiís heritage? Normally, whenever I call somewhere I introduce myself first and than ask for the person I wish to talk. Here is the conversation of two typical wrong numbers I received this morning:

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Call # 1.

Me: Hello, Assalamualaikum?
Guy: Kon baat ker raha hai? (Whoís there?)
Me: Aap ko kis se baat kerni hai? (Who do you wish to talk?)
Guy: *Hungs up the phone*

Call # 2.

Me: Hello, Assalamualaikum
Guy: Kon? Saleem? (Sleem?)
Me: I am sorry, itís a wrong number, yahan koi Saleem nahi hotay. (I am sorry, itís a wrong number, thereís no Sleem on this number)
Guy: Kon baat ker raha hai? (Who are you?) *I just told you there is no Sleem on this number, does that matter who I am?*
Me: Mein ne kaha na aap se yahan koi sleem nahi hotay (I told you there is no sleem here)
Guy: Ye number kia hai aap ka? (Whatís your phone number?) *gets mad*
Me: *with a dry tone this time* Wahi jo aap ne milaya hai (Itís the same number you dialed)
Guy: *Hungs up the phone*

Ironically, there is almost never a sorry and I never understand if you dial someoneís number why donít you give your name first? Even when you are told itís a wrong number you want to know the name and the number and God knows what about the person? Sigh.

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