SIN Number

| Glasgow, UK | Right | August 2, 2010

Me: “Good evening, you’re through to [name]. How can I help?”

Caller: “There’s something wrong with the PIN for my set top box.”

Me: “Oh, have you forgotten it?”

Caller: “No, I know it, I just don’t like it.”

Me: “So, you want to change it? You can do that from the box itself.”

Caller: “Oh no! I can’t, I won’t! It is an evil number! It is your sworn duty to change it for me!”

Me: “Okay. I can do that for you, no problem. So your current PIN is ‘0666’?”

Caller: “Yes! Why did you let the Devil change it? I haven’t been able to play back my recordings because typing that will taint my enjoyment of them!”

Me: “We didn’t, it’s based on the last 4 digits of your viewing card, it’s a random number.”

Caller: “You should really put something in place to stop evil forces from controlling your random numbers like that. It’s insensitive and careless!”

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  • Vira Vandom

    “Evil forces”… what an ignorant woman.

  • Zoha Khawaja

    Why is 666 the devil’s number anyway?

    • JosieBeller

      There’s something in the Bible, book of Revelations, which states the “Number of the Beast,” but apparently it was originally 616, and got mistranslated somewhere along the way. So this lady was freaking out about the *wrong* number!

      • Dsru Bin

        I just read about this in a different comment. Apparently, it has something to do with the way Nero’s name is spelled in Hebrew (each letter has a different value, so the spelling directly affects the numerical value).

  • Rachel Schmachel

    I’m surprised that 666 hasn’t been banned, considering that hotels still skip 13.