Sure, mistakes happen.
A lot. Here's another one to add to the list.
When Gov. Rick Scott gave out a phone number for information on the fungal meningitis outbreak in Florida yesterday, callers received this answer from the other end of the line:
“Hello boys, thank you for calling me on my anniversary,” and so on....
It happened during the meeting of the Florida Cabinet. Gov. Scott was directing concerned Floridians to go to the Florida Department of Health website or call.
“You can call the Dept. of Health’s toll-free, 24 hour hotline set up in response to this,” Scott said reading off an 866 number.
When WUSF posted that telephone number as part of its web story, we were quickly notified by a reader that the number instead connected to an adult telephone line.
“Hello boys, thank you for calling me on my anniversary,” is how the recording opens. A young female voice then directs “existing callers” to press one, and so on.
We notified the governor's office of the incorrect number. A spokesperson responded by saying the correct hotline to the Florida Department of Health has been available for days and Gov. Scott inadvertently had an incorrect number. She added that the governor was informed of his mistake during the cabinet meeting and gave out the correct hotline.
Sure, Scott gave out the wrong number, but hey, the correct number is out there so you can't blame him!
It's just your fault for relying on the number YOUR GOVERNOR gave you.
See the correct phone number, and more information here.