When anyone from the office calls my house, I usually say “uh oh” instead of “hello” when I pick up the phone.
If its Viola or Mr. Insane asking if I want to go to a movie or something, it makes no sense and I sound weird. But it’s totally worth it for the inevitable emergency call where something’s gone horribly wrong because then I sound all psychic and magical.
It’s worked twice today. I think the record for me is four, back when I was coding and was first contact for our monitors. It worked even better then because I didn’t have their numbers in my phone so they were always surprised I knew it was them. PSYCHIC!
(Don’t tell them, but I knew because no one else ever calls me at 2 am. Shhh….)