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Fuzzfriendly 27.04.2020 22:07

French speakers, helping elderly lady by making a phone call
 
Hello everyone, I have a strange question and I've been wondering if anybody could help me.


I don't speak French, I don't understand a word of it really. A month ago this elderly lady started to call me. She spoke French so I knew right away that she dialed a wrong number. Weeks later she keeps calling me, sometimes 3, 4 times per day, and leaving me long messages on the answering machine. When I answer and try to explain to her the situation (in German or English) and that I'm obviously not the person she is looking for, she keeps speaking in French (apologizing, explaining?), hangs up or keeps calling the name of the person that she is trying to reach.

Yes, I know I could block her. But obviously she is trying really really hard to reach this person and doesn't understand that she won't get it through me.



Is anyone out there that would want to help an old lady? I really want to help her but like I said I don't speak French and neither does anyone I know. She sounds nice and friendly if that helps anyone :)

I would really appreciate it!!

starDeMer 27.04.2020 22:14

Re: French speakers, helping elderly lady by making a phone call
 
It's not enough to understand French, you also need to understand the French.:D

Anyway, I can help, but how?

PS: she will have to excuse my French (:rolleyes:) I am learning English.

Fuzzfriendly 28.04.2020 10:48

Re: French speakers, helping elderly lady by making a phone call
 
Thank you so much! I'll send you a pm with my idea of how to resolve this.

starDeMer 28.04.2020 19:55

Re: French speakers, helping elderly lady by making a phone call
 
She is a nice old lady, she doesn't understand that the number is not the right one anymore.


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