Wrong Number

By: Beth Shayne Email
By: Beth Shayne Email

"Hi Katie, this is Governor Granholm calling," the voicemail begins. "I just got word you are getting all of my old phones calls."

That message was left on Katie Kamar's cell phone last Sunday, and it's no joke. After the governor changed her cell phone number last year, Katie Kamar inherited it...and you can guess what happened next.

"That day--I got about 10 that day for the governor," Kamar says. "Most of them were very important calls so I would say you should call her office. This isn't her number anymore."

Some people might have found that annoying--especially at 1, 2, 5, or 6 in the morning, but for Kamar, it's more of a party trick.

"I love it when I'm sitting around with family and get this call. This isn't the governor and everyone looks at me like--they start laughing you know--it's cool!"

She's been so nice about it, she evens returns the governor's voicemail.

"I figure they are calling the governor--these are business people, these are people from companies--these are important people that want to speak with her so I'm gonna...tell them call her office."

Lately--the calls have tapered off, but Kamar finally met the governor Friday afternoon, face-to-face. She told her, it's been a pleasure to have her number.

"To me, it's just cool. I don't mind at all."

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