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could you be any more wrong?

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, July 06, 2004, at 09:38AM

I'm working from my apartment today so that I can try and fix a car window (which I'll talk more about later). That means that I was home just now to hear our apartment phone ringing. I answer it, and a woman's voice asks:

Hi, is this the Standard, in New York?

I said no and she said she must have a wrong number.

Now, there are multiple problems with this question. First, there is no Standard in New York, the only two are Hollywood and downtown. The downtown one even has a phone number that's very close to ours (same area code and exchange, two numbers the same in the final four). But if that's what she was looking for, where in the world did I get New York? How does that make any sense? What can you confuse with New York?



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