Wrong Number

One time in my career I was having trouble with a Mayor. When I finally did something he liked, he looked up my name in the phone book and gave me a congratulatory phone call. Unfortunately, he reached another Paul Zucker. When the press found out, they loved the story. However, the Mayor never did call me.

I was thinking about this when another story crossed my desk. A planner from an un-named city left a message on the answering machine for the developer whose project he was processing that had been appealed. He said, not to worry, it will be approved. Unfortunately he accidentally left the message on the answering machine of the opponent to the project.