Tuesday, December 26, 2006


Pay Phone Booth, Baton Rouge LA 11/2005 from Baton Rouge Blues
all reproduction rights reserved William Greiner

In a tale that exemplifies the strange happenings as a result of hurricane Katrina , in an article today “Wrong number quells Katrina evacuee’s loneliness“, a woman relocated from Slidell, LA to the small town of Lumberton ,Texas , described her response to having a telephone number belonging to the Kwik Kar Lube in town. She would get about 5 calls a day in error, but instead of just hanging up , she would have long conversations with the callers. She would finally redirect callers to the correct number, but it was an error that brought the woman some pleasure and reprieve from being so far from home , in a strange and new place!

By The Associated Press 12-26-06

* referenced from Tommy Tutone’s “Jenny 867-5309” 1982 hit song.


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