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From Katie:

Stupid Phone People..

What happened: Well, my phone was ringing, so of course I picked it up. It was some gilr who had the wrong number, when I told her this she asked me what MY number was. Not wanting to give out my number to any old stranger I asked her why. She then went on about how she needed it so she didn`t call it again, I told her I didn`t know it, even though I did. She then started asking if there was anyone around who did, I was just kinda shocked at how rude she was being, it doesn`t sound as bad but you should have heard her, I didn`t know what to say and just told her it wasn`t my phone. Then she says,"Do you ALWAYS answer other people`s phones?"

What I said: I just said, "You know what.....good bye."

What I SHOULD have said: "Do you always call the wrong person and then ask for their number?"

on the stairs

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