Guess who (mistakenly) called me today?!!
So it's about 8 something in the morning here, I'm making some breakfast, still a little groggy, and I suddenly get a strange, early phone call (must be East Coast; I'm Central right now). I should preface this with the note that I've long known that my cell phone has the same former number as a well known person in the music publishing industry named Mike (My name is not Mike, BTW). So I'm always getting calls from people calling the wrong number wanting to make deals, presumably to license the music his company controls or things like that.
Anyway, the phone conversation goes like this ... I'm not changing a word, I swear (except maybe paraphrasing the blathering part):
KL. "Hey, Mike. Ken Levine here."
D. "I'm sorry, did you say 'Ken Levine'??"
KL. "Uh, Yeah."
And at this point I really start blathering like an idiot, like a reflex, it just started coming out.
D. "Well, this isn't Mike's phone but holy crap I've been following your game from the beginning and it's a fantastic coincidence that you call a wrong number to me. I've been posting at TTLG and the 2k forums, and I even just posted a response to something funny you said. It's just ... sort of incredible that you'd call me by mistake."
KL. "I'm sorry, you're breaking up."
D. "Oh, uh," the rest said very distinctly & staccato, "You have the wrong number. This isn't Mike's number."
KL. "Oh, sorry about that. Thanks." *click*
*Another long, stunned pause*
Was that really ... ?
I'm thinking to myself, I'm almost certain they're going to want to get licenses on some old songs for BioShock.
I look at the number still saved on my cell phone.
I couldn't resist!! I ran to my computer and Googled the number, just to see what might come up!
Unfortunately, I have to say the Fates were just toying with me.
The number was for a "Ken Lavigne" in Pennsylvania.
He must have wondered what the hell I was talking about!
I have to say it had my heart rate up to about 200 for a few minutes, though!
A coincidence like that is just too weird.
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