Someone just called me from Grenada. I know because caller ID told me so. I picked up because I was intensely curious (young Caribbean ladies looking for love? Grenadian princes looking to give me money?) but the caller hung up on me
It's like when you call someone and get their secretary. "Can I tell him who's calling?" Well you can, you stupid bint, but you never do! It's just to mess with people's minds.
This actually happened to me a few times back when I was in The Matrix:
Secretary: "Dewey, Cheatham and Howe!"
Me: "This is Steve Smith. I would like to speak with Mr. Howe."
Secretary: "May I ask the purpose of the call?"
Me: "The purpose of the call is that I want to speak with Mr. Howe."
A couple of times I overheard secretaries with my company prescreening calls for me: "May I ask who is calling?" Funnzy thing is that, like Piobaire mentioned, she did not pass that info on to me so it appears that she was either being nosy or saw it as some sort of power gatekeeper ritual. I told her to quit interrogating callers and just send them through to me.
The business was a residential real estate brokerage. A call coming into the office could have been for any one of about 15 sales agents or the property management department. There was no need for me to have a direct line or a personal secretary.