Thursday, 28th June 2001

Diverted Calls

Dear All,

I was away whole day yesterday, so you could have a nice and deserved rest from my "pestering" morning mail.

Last week end I was in Algarve, and I really enjoyed being there. Sunshine and heat at last. Silence too. Usually my mobile doesn't stop ringing, but last week end...nothing, no calls, no messages! Great. Hmmm, not quite.

My colleagues at Exidio complained on Tuesday morning they tried to reach me, but couldn't get through. Oooops! What had happened? I have 2 mobiles, one for work, one private one. I regularly have my calls diverted from one phone to the other, in order to centralise my calls. But this time, somehow, I had my calls diverted on BOTH phones at the same time. So whoever called me, heard the following: "Your call is being diverted...( pause )...Your call is being diverted...( pause )...Your call is...". Mobile phone ping pong!!

I need to know. You are roughly 150 to receive this morning mail directly, has this happened to anyone of you before? ...Anybody..?

Have a nice day


A police officer pulls a bloke over for speeding and has the followingexchange:

Officer: May I see your driver's license?
Driver: I don't have one. I had it suspended for exceeding .
Officer: May I see the registration for this vehicle? Driver: It's not my car. I stole it.
Officer: The car is stolen?
Driver: That's right. But come to think of it, I think I saw the Registration in the glove box when I was putting my gun in there.
Officer: There's a gun in the glove box?
Driver: Yes mate. That's where I put it after I shot and killed the woman whoowns this car and stuffed her in the boot.
Officer: There's a BODY in the BOOT?!?!?
Driver: Yes, mate.
Hearing this, the officer immediately called his back up. The car was quickly surrounded by police, and the captain approached the driver to handle the tense situation:
Captain: Sir, can I see your license?
Driver: Sure. Here it is. It was valid.
Captain: Who's car is this?
Driver: It's mine, officer. Here's the registration papers. The driver owned the car.
Captain: Could you slowly open your glove box so I can see if there's a gun In it?
Driver: Yes, sir, but there's no gun in it. Sure enough, there was nothing in the glove box.
Captain: Would you mind opening your boot? I was told you said there's a body in it.
Driver: No problem. Boot is opened; no body. Captain: I don't understand it. The officer who stopped you said you told him you didn't have a license, stole the car, had a gun in the glove box, and that there was a dead body in the boot.
Driver: Yeah, I'll bet the lying b*****d told you I was speeding, as well.

Thanks Derek