I came home from a long day of coding Java to a ringing telephone. A man with a thick accent asked me if I lost a pager.

Voice: Did you lose a pager?
Me: No, I don't even own a pager.
Voice: No no no, did you lose a pager?
Me (slightly irritated): No, I said I don't have a pager. Sorry.
Voice: No no, you no understand. Did you lose a pigeon?!?
Me: A pigeon?
Voice: Yes, pigeon. There is a band around it's leg with this telephone number on it.

This is totally true. I have never owned a pigeon (and frankly never intend to). I would have taken it in, but it's diet would then consist solely of cigarette butts and Coke.