Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Must I always be 'The Other Woman'?

Avid readers may remember that one year less two days to this very date I had what I originally believed to be a brush with identity theft.  Thankfully the misunderstanding was a result of someone with the same name having a very similar email address to mine.

It seems that some people didn't take a minute to update their contacts list, as today I received the following email from the very same real estate agent who had emailed me almost a year ago today:
How is everything going?  Have you found another rental yet?  If you didn't let me know right away please.
[name redacted]
Excellent customer service, if I was indeed a customer.  I figured it deserved some sort of response.
Hi Maria,

We've spoken previously, almost a year to the day, in fact.  I am not the Andrea whom you seek. You're looking for another Andrea who I will assume has an email address very similar to my own.  I've never lived, owned or rented in the Toronto area, although seeing this kind of customer service, if I was considering a move to the GTA, I might consider using you as a rep.  However, a deep, abiding love for small town life, and a rather inflexible custodial agreement renders the possibility of my relocation as a highly unlikely scenario.  

Have a lovely afternoon.

Best Regards,

The Other Andrea.
 Maybe I've made a new friend.

8 comments:

  1. That's...a much nicer response than I give to people who call me looking for someone else. They used to want "Courtney" but that finally went away after 6 months of diligent "remove the number, it's not hers anymore" conversations. Now, someone's calling for "Michael." Here we go again.

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  2. That is the nicest no thank you ever typed in the history of email.

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  3. My name is kinda sorta unique (first and last) so I have never had abrush. I have always wondered how many John Smith, Jane Jones, etc, are getting swiped by identity bandits.

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  4. I hope she responds... with ANYTHING. I'm just CURIOUS now!

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  5. I ALWAYS get stuff for another stephanie with a nearly-identical email address.

    I always let people know. Sometimes they reply and say thanks, other times, silence.

    I know a lot about the girl though...

    And very nicely written email to the agent!

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  6. Love these postings - real - female goddess!

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Engaging in discussion and/or general sucking up.. that's where it's at!