Calls from a wrong number are a window into a stranger's life and if they happen to be going through family or relationship drama, you get a front row seat. While wrong numbers are more common with landlines and people usually don't answer unsaved numbers on their cell phones, next time you see a restricted call you might want to answer it for a solid dinner party story. Sure, it could just be another robo-call trying to scam you into giving away your credit card number so they can purchase unlimited gift cards, but it could also be someone accusing you of having a juicy affair with their spouse, your new long-distance friend, or the grandmother you always wanted. Take a chance!
Back when I was a kid, we lived 3,000 miles away from our grandparents so we didn't get to see them very often. One evening the phone rang, I answered and had a really nice chat with my grandma for about 10 minutes. She called me the wrong name to say goodbye and I was confused and we both realized she'd dialed the wrong number. - whateverspicegirl