The phone rang and I picked up.
"Hi is Alicia there?"
"Sorry, you have the wrong number."
"Is this [my home phone number]?"
"Hmm, that's the number she gave me. [pause] Are you her brother by chance?"
I realize it is unfair to actually analyze this, but I must: Did she expect me to say, "Oh, you wanted my sister Alicia?! I had thought you were asking for a stranger with the same name, and that's why I thought you had the wrong number. Hang on, I'll go get her..." ?
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