Won Liner

, | Auckland, New Zealand | Romantic | July 3, 2015

(A charming older gent calls to switch his cover to a new car. After a great phone call and general natter about his insurance and what he’s covered for, etc., everything is all sorted and I’m winding up the call.)

Me: “So, we’re all done! Was there anything else I can help you with today?”

Customer: “Thanks! No, that was all – Sorry, I didn’t catch your name?”

Me: “You’re welcome! My name is Lotte.”

(There is brief silence from him so I feel like he may be wondering if he heard me right, so I explain.)

Me: “It’s shortened from Charlotte, but hardly anyone really calls me that, and

when they do I get the sneaking suspicion that I’m being told off, haha.”

Customer: “Ah, okay, but I bet your boyfriend calls you Lotto.”

Me: “Uhhh… Lotto?”

Customer: “Yeah, Lotto! Coz he’s hit the jackpot with you!”

(Understandably I was lost for words! It was funny, sweet and odd all at the

same time! Made my day and I’m still gob-smacked at how quick he was…)

They’ll Have Your Skin For This

| Dunedin, New Zealand | Working | October 27, 2014

(I work in a very depressing call centre. One of my friends is moving desks so as a joke I tape a banana to the underside of his desk so he would find it while he was cleaning. He ends up not moving. About a year later, after I had completely forgotten about it…)

Coworker: “What the h*** is this?”

(He held up a shriveled black banana skin. I don’t want to know where the actual banana I left in the skin went.)