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Dial “F” for fuck-up

By Renata D’Aliesio

A printing mistake by RyeSAC has a University of Toronto student’s phone ringing off the hook.

For the past five years Paul Barker’s telephone number has appeared under Travel Cuts in RyeSAC’s student handbook.

“It’s been a bloody inconvenience,” says Barker. “It is especially annoying when I am trying to write a paper,” adds the part-time student.

During the weeks leading up to spring break Barker sometimes receives 10 calls a day from Rye students inquiring about trips. He even fields calls for the Art Gallery of Ontario whose number is similar to his. But despite having a ringing headache the U of T student does not plan on changing his phone number wich he has had for 10 years.

Barker has complained to Ryerson and Travel Cuts in the past but didn’t bother to this year. RyeSAC had promised to rectify the problem. In the meantime Barker has to hope students will dial the correct number to Travel Cuts instead of his.

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