Too busy, or just don’t care?
It’s not explicitly said, but I’d bet that’s how this story came to be ;)
Plus, it's probably something that she's actually treasuring, at this point. I'll bet that she's quite warm and friendly to anyone that calls, no matter how bizarre.
She's trying to break into a very competitive field, and every edge counts.
This is a big one. If she has the talent to follow through, this may be good for her.
I sincerely wish her the best.
Seriously though - would someone think it was ok if I got a number after a local bakery owner and started sharing messages that were sent to me by mistake? Is this ok because EM is a more known person? I think it still falls under privacy standards.
When I got letters to previous tenants at my current address I did not open them and share with everyone I met. I sent them to their new address.
I had a number like this, except it was for a drug dealer with a similar area code, and most of the crazy texts and calls slowed down after a few months. I have a common name and get similar wacky emails. It's an impossible problem to solve when it is a problem.
Every couple of years stories like this come out. It's pretty common for celebrities to give out old numbers to undesirable contacts. There was a story in the NY papers a few years ago about a guy getting calls from one-night stand hookups of a musician. The musician gave out his number from 20 years ago because it sounded real.
Plan is 6 months of “this phone number is retiring, please update to _______, update your records. we’ll connect you now.”
Then 6 months of “this number is retired, hang up and call _____”.
Then 3 months of dead-end (but will review CDRs).
When I cancel it, I plan on calling any new owner to ask them to forward any calls for her to us.
The realtor didn't want to do the expense to print new business cards, so they were just going to give this card to everybody. Could he just forward everybody to them, and maybe fill in their customers on some basic information like opening hours and holidays etc.
This pissed him off enough to sell his phone number to a competing realtor.
The hotel did eventually capitulate.
So if you knew the building, and you knew which room someone lived in, you knew the number. Campus telecom never changed this up at ALL.
Well, in the summer of '89 they built a new rec center, and it obviously got new numbers. And the number they put at the racquetball court reservation desk was one digit off from M's number.
He got racquetball calls ALL THE TIME, but the ones that annoyed him were very early in the morning. He complained to Telecom, but they wouldn't help, so he did what your little old lady did: he started taking reservations -- and to make it worse, he gave out confirmation numbers.
The rec center didn't have a confirmation number system.
After about a week, the racquetball center got a new phone number. Which is hilarious and shows how stuck campus telecom was in their thinking, bc it would've been way simpler (you'd think, anyway) to give M and new number given how much printed matter had the racquetball number on it by then.
I will never ever understand this behavior (I've seen it in other contexts) of people who refuse to believe an inconvenient truth even when there is strong disincentive for the bearer to be lying, and immediate negative consequences for not recognizing the truth. Like, do they think the receptionist is just pulling a prank??
Update: I remember now, the phone company gave them the wrong number to begin with. Just a bizarre story all around, and quite cruel to the original business.
It worked as expected on their PSTN and cellular network, but not from any other network.
Point is, giving out the wrong number to people is not good marketing. That would be like letting your domain name expire in today’s world.
It's the first trick in the book to get your foot in the door, pretend you already have your foot in the door.
That said Elon is not a common name in the US. When you say Steve do you mean Steve Harvey, Steve Carell, Steve Wozniak or Steve Ballmer?
toddlers picked up the phone and randomly pressed buttons, often enough hitting the 8 key repeatedly. He got too many calls to be able to use the number.]
I actually moved away from $firstname.lastname@example.org to $email@example.com due to fears that I may lose the former somehow. Nobody seems to think twice when I tell them my email is (like) firstname.lastname@example.org, so I guess it's either common, or people get why I do it.
Lately I’ve been getting emails for things like trip confirmations, flight confirmations, appliance repair receipts, medication ready for pickup emails. The person is clearly on the side of the country and shares a common last name for where they live.
Anyway, turns out it’s an older gentleman who shares my same first initial and same last name. For whatever reason he signs up with my email address. Not sure what to do because I don’t have a way to reach him.
The woman that’s photograph appears in the article, “Lyndsay Tucker, a 25-year-old skin care consultant, who works at a Sephora beauty store in San Jose, Calif.” — is obviously a real person.
... or more likely just for text messages.
Nothing terribly exciting though - an order confirmation for a Casper mattress, a hotel receipt from a Las Vegas hotel, and a bunch of stuff related to a high school reunion.
I was able to contact the organizer of the high school reunion, hopefully she got in touch with the right person. I didn't have enough to go on with the other emails though, so I just deleted them.
The other option is that this piece of new is pretty fake and made for the love of clicks, something that I wouldn't discard. Ethic's level seem pretty low in this case.
Note, Tucker also had some run-ins with the SEC. 
*definitely not hot
Indeed I wonder if the current owner is doing this piece with the idea she might auction it