Sorry, wrong number

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 12:07 | Posted in Canada, odd | Leave a comment

For some odd reason, today seems to be a day for weird stories from Canada. According to CBC, St John deputy mayor Michelle Hooton changed her cell number for 18 months ago but her old number is still hanging in the city’s web site. 14 year old Trevor Curry is less than amused because he keeps getting an endless amount of calls intended to the deputy mayor. Mr Curry has been unfortunate enough to get the deputy mayor’s purged number assigned to his cell phone.

This is the best part of the story:

The city’s IT department has been made aware of the phone flub, and say they’ll fix it as soon as Hooton confirms her new number.

Since the number was changed in the first place because the city bought BlackBerrys for its councillors, it is reasonable to assume that they wanted it to result as a better communicating not only between councillors and citizens but also within the administration. That does not seem to have happened as the IT guys are saying that they still need a confirmation from the deputy mayor about what is already hitting international news.


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