I get many calls every week from people who have questions about marriage licenses. I always answer the phone with "Nurse-Family Partnership. This is Tara." There are three types of callers:
- The people who actually listen to what I say when I answer the phone and realize they have a wrong number. They usually apologize and I give them the correct phone number. Sometimes they just hang up on me.
- The people who don't listen to what I say when I answer the phone and just barrel ahead with their questions. I politely explain that they have the wrong number and I give them the correct phone number.
- The people who listen to what I say when I answer the phone, but somehow assume that I still know the marriage license requirements for the city of Denver. They ask me their questions and I explain that they have the wrong number. They respond with "But I just want to know _____." And I explain that I don't know the answer because they have the wrong number. Then they usually get angry with me and tell me that this is the number they got online/in their paperwork/from a friend/etc. When I explain that the area code is wrong, they usually hang up on me at that point.