November Theme Of The Month: Black Friday!

A Dead Giveaway

| TX, USA | Crazy Requests, Health & Body, Uncategorized

(I am answering the switchboard for a large hospital.)

Caller: “Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me what phone company the hospital uses?”

Me: “I’m not sure. The person that has that information left at 5:00 p.m. But if you call our purchasing office in the morning, they can tell you.”

Caller: “Oh, no! It is a matter of grave importance that I find out right now!”

Me: “What is the situation? Maybe I can help?”

Caller: “My grandmother died there about a week ago and she didn’t have a will. I know for a fact that all the phone companies record all of our conversations. So, I thought maybe grandma called someone while she was in the hospital and told them what she left me.”

Our Sandwiches Are Canine Benign

| Brewer, ME, USA | Food & Drink, Pets & Animals, Uncategorized

Customer: “What is in your turkey melt?”

Me: “Turkey and cheese, and any veggies you like.”

Customer: “What other meats?”

Me: “Turkey.”

Customer: “And…”

Me: “Dog?”

(The customer still ordered the turkey melt, but watched very closely to make sure dog wasn’t part of the menu.)

I Dreamed A Dream Of Calls Gone By

| New Zealand | Crazy Requests, Musical Mayhem, Uncategorized

(I work at a place that does repairs for Sony computers, stereos, cameras and the like. Hence, our store has the word ‘Sony’ in the title.)

Me: “Good morning, [company name]. How can I help you?”

Customer: “Is that Sony Music?”

Me: “No, sorry, this is Sony Repairs.”

Customer: “I’m trying to get through to Simon Cowell. He works with Susan Boyle.”

Me: “No, sorry. We repair Sony laptops.”

Customer: “So, you’re not Sony Music. Repairs are no good. Thanks.”

Not So Sweet Sixteen

| Melbourne, Australia | Family & Kids, Uncategorized

Customer: “Hi! I’m looking to buy an MP3 player for my daughter.”

Me: “Sure, what capacity were you looking at?”

Customer: “Hold on.”

(She takes out a sheet of paper with size specifications and a rather juvenile depiction of the device and hands it to me.)

Me: *laughs* “Aww, that’s cute! How old is your daughter?”

Customer: “Sixteen.”

Me: “Oh.”

Customer: “Oh, don’t worry! She’s a little kooky.”

Did They Even Finish Elementary, My Dear Watson?

| NJ, USA | Books & Reading, Uncategorized

Caller: “Hi I’m looking for the hounds…er hound of baskerville?”

Me: “Oh, of course. You mean the Sherlock Holmes novel?”

Caller: “Oh, my! I didn’t know Sherlock Holmes actually wrote that one!”