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    A Number Of Problems With That Question

    | MD, USA | Extra Stupid

    (I work as a receptionist for a financial management firm, where I am in charge of answering phones and transferring the callers to the right person.)

    Me: “Good morning, you’re through to [firm name]; how may I help you?”

    Caller: “Is this 1-800-Flowers?”

    Me: “I’m afraid you have the wrong number.”

    Caller: “Are you sure?”

    Me: “I’m sorry; this number isn’t even 1-800.”

    Caller: “Oh, Do you have the number for 1-800-Flowers?”