Unfiltered Story #118175

, | Unfiltered | August 9, 2018

I’m the prank caller in this story. My brother-in-law and I were roommates in college and did some part-time photography and darkroom work. Several years after graduation, he’s the owner of a photo processing center. I hadn’t talked to him in a while, so I give a call.

BiL: Hello, [photo center], how can I help you?

Me: [faking an old man’s voice] Hi, I’d like to get some pictures printed.

BiL: Certainly, sir, we can do that for you.

Me: I’d like some color pictures of some old negatives I have.

BiL: [Sensing trouble] Old?

Me: Yes, they are old black and white negatives.

BiL: Sir, we can’t make color pictures from black and white negatives.

Me: Why not? It’s color paper, right?

BiL: Well, it doesn’t work that way.

Me: [voice returning to normal] Well, you should learn not to take prank calls from your brother-in-law.

BiL: Hah. Figures.

Me: Do you get questions that odd?

BiL: You don’t know the half of it! Yours was hardly the strangest request I’ve gotten.

I really should get him to read this site. He can add the other stories.