I am on the phone to a librarian at one of my own university's branch libraries. She asks me to give her my home number to call me back.
'Is that a Melbourne number?'
'Because it's quite unusual that it starts with an 8.'
'Some Melbourne numbers start with 8. All the University's numbers start with 8.'
'No, that would be a "9"'
'The University of Melbourne's number is 8344 4000.'
'(Silence) alright I'll try and ring you back. '