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    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.)