When is a wrong number a mitzvah?

Sounds like a great joke doesn’t it? But today I received a voice mail on my cell phone from someone calling to set up transitional housing for a client. The message sounded important and I knew I had to call back and let the counselor know she had reached a wrong number. I left a message and told her to call me back if she had more questions. We did talk again and she was baffled that my number wasn’t correct because it was all over the client’s file. If I had chosen to do nothing the counselor would have thought her client was being irresponsible. Atleast now she knows she needs to get the correct information. Sometimes taking the extra time to pass on important information even for a wrong number is crucial.


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