Unfiltered Story #205737

, , , | Unfiltered | August 20, 2020

(I work for a family deli. The family’s last name is similar to the name of a family restaurant within 20 miles from the deli. We get occasionally get phone calls for the restaurant.)

Me: “[Deli]. How can I help you?”
Caller: “Hello. Are you still located on [street where the restaurant is]?”
Me: “No, ma’am. This is [deli] on [avenue].”
Caller: “[avenue]?!”
Me: “Are you trying to call [restaurant].”
Caller: “Yes! Do you have their number?”
Me: “No, ma’am. We are not affiliated with [restaurant].”
Caller: “But you have the same name!”
Me: “They’re spelled and pronounced differently.”
Caller: “Well, ok, sweetheart.” *hangs up*