Have you ever had one of these conversations?
Caller: Hello (with a cacophony of everyday
Accra street sounds
in the background)
Me: yes hi, May I speak with Mr. A?
Caller: Hello? Ei, I can’t hear o.
Me: silence and a blank stare
Me: (Deep, heavy sigh.) Um, hi…I’m trying to get in touch with Mr. A
Caller: Who? Who do you want?
Me: MISTER A!!!
Caller: please I’m coming
Me: ok, thanks.
Caller: hello, who is this?
Me: I’m Miss Raine and I was calling to speak with Mr. A?
Me: Wrong number
Me: click and hang up
My calling card has been wasted.