One Wrong Call

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The other day, I was minding my own business, reviewing a bunch of documents, when the phone rang.  Outside number.  Didn’t recognize it.  But like I moron, I answered it – thought maybe it was this cute chick I met the day before.  Anyway, the guy asked for “Mr. Wolf.” Mr. Wolf is a notorious asshole partner.  But I’d never met him.  Not sure I’ve ever even seen the dude.  So I told the anonymous voice on the other end of the phone that he had the wrong number, then transferred the call to Mr. Wolf’s secretary.  Easy enough, right?  Wrong.  A minute later, Wolf called and started yelling at me.  Told me I never should have transferred the call.  What?  Then, ten minutes after that, his secretary told me Wolf needed my help in connection with a “major doc review.” Before I knew it, I was in a conference room at some law firm in South Carolina, reviewing thousands of boring, horribly complicated documents.  I was there for ten straight days.  All because some guy I didn’t even know dialed the wrong goddamn phone number.

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  • nyc attny

    this has got to be the best story i have read in your site. it totally sucks that it happened to you. but its so funny.

  • AP High Profile Litigator

    Well, so what?!  Sounds like you should feel lucky you have a job. Im sure you got paid your normal for doing that work. If you dont like it, hang a shingle and scrip for your own cases. . . that is if you have grown a pair yet.

  • Anonymous

    “I’m sorry, I’m not really familiar with the phone system here.  How about I get you the number for main reception?”

  • Kamil

    WoW ! i completely agree with the author of this post…for the past month ive been getting called by an unknown number, by some stupid law firm, calling for a guy named “Benjamin Rodrigues”. I dont know who the hell that is, and how he , or whoever got a hold of my number…its not like i can call back to clarify things because it will turn into a Mr.Wolf type deal…so im gonna make sure that when I talk to my attorney that call does not come through again.