One Foot In The Grave, One Hand On The Printing Press

, , | Right | June 3, 2009

Me: *on the phone* “[Newspaper]. Can I help you?”

Caller: “Hi, is this the obituaries?”

Me: “Yes, ma’am, it is.”

Caller: “I need to place one.”

Me: “Okay, ma’am. You can send that to me via fax or email.”

Caller: “What do they typically say?”

Me: “They vary, but some good information is where the individual was born, when they passed away–”

Caller: “Oh, he’s not dead yet.”

Me: “I– I’m sorry?”

Caller: “He’s very sick, though. Should be any day.”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, but we can’t run an obituary until the individual has died.”

Caller: *sighs heavily* “Well, that’s VERY inconvenient.” *hangs up*

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