Damn, Wrong number

11 Oct

All Florida governor Rick Scott wanted was to help some people with meningitis.

He just wanted to give them the number of the Department of Health hotline.

Instead, he swapped two numbers and they got the number to a phone sex service.

Hardly useful for someone with meningitis.

The governor shouldn’t feel too bad about it – he’s in good company.

Herewith, a concise history of this wonderfully common blunder.

Who?
Wisconsin state senator Randy Hopper
What Was the Number Supposed to Be?
His office
Instead It Went To …  A phone sex hotline

Who?
Florida governor Charlie Crist
What Was the Number Supposed to Be?
Florida KidCare, a program for uninsured children
Instead It Went To …  A phone sex hotline

Who?
Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury
What Was the Number Supposed to Be?
A voter hotline
Instead It Went To …  A phone sex hotline

Who?
The Michigan Democratic State Central Committee
What Was the Number Supposed to Be?
A campaign hotline
Instead It Went To …  A phone sex hotline

Who?
The White House
What Was the Number Supposed to Be?
A media conference call with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security Adviser Jim Jones
Instead It Went To …  A phone sex hotline

Who?
The RNC
What Was the Number Supposed to Be?
The RNC
Instead It Went to …  A phone sex hotline

Who? Indiana’s secretary of State Jerry Bonnet What Was the Number Supposed to Be? The “Hoosier Voter Hotline” Instead It Went To …  A phone sex hotline

Who?
The Club for Growth
What Was the Number Supposed to Be?
1-800-Get-Some-Pork, a fake number on a mailer mocking an allegedly earmark-friendly candidate for Congress
Instead It Went To …  A phone sex hotline

Who?
New Jersey
What Was the Number Supposed to Be?
New Jersey’s Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly
Instead It Went To …  A phone sex hotline

Is there a moral here?

Of course.
There are a lot of phone sex hotlines out there.

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