A coworker of mine just got her corporate cell phone account. She took one look at the phone number and freaked out. Turns out, it’s xxx-5844.
Perhaps you weren’t listening. xxx–5844! Can you imagine?
Oh, shoot, guess I should explain, since I didn’t get it either. In China, certain numbers are lucky while others are not. 5 turns out to be the NOT operator, 8 is prosperity, and 4 is death. So her number means NOT prosperity, death death. As if one death wasn’t enough.
Anyway, she traded her SIM with her officemate J.