October Theme Of The Month: Halloween!

Ordering In All Colors But Only Seeing Red

| South Africa | Crazy Requests

(I am taking a large stationery order for an insurance office over the phone. The call is already into its fifteenth minute:)

Customer: “Do you have any of those things that hold little squares of paper?”

Me: “Desk cubes? Yes, sure we do.”

Customer: “What colour do they come in?”

Me: “Black, dark blue, burgundy, or dark green.”

Customer: “Do you have pink?”

Me: “No, ma’am, we only have them in black, dark blue, burgundy, or dark green.”

Customer: “What about a really jazzy bright green?”

Me: “As far as greens go, we only have dark green, ma’am. I’m sorry.”

Customer: “Why do they only make them in four colours?”

Me: “I don’t know, ma’am.”

Customer: “What about yellow, then?”

Me: *head on desk*

(The next item she ordered was paper-clips, and you can bet we had the same conversation about those, too.)