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Will Make It Your Pet Project

, , , | Working | September 11, 2017

(My grandfather has just died, and my aunt is calling up her synagogue to see about putting a death notice in the newsletter. A lady who works in the office answers the phone.)

Aunt: “Hi, my dad just passed away, and I’m wondering, do I need to do anything to get a death notice in the temple newsletter, or will it happen automatically?”

Office Lady: *confused* “Hold on, let me check.”

(The office lady puts my aunt on hold and comes back a few minutes later.)

Office Lady: “I’m sorry; we don’t normally print death announcements for pets.”

Aunt: “EXCUSE ME?”

Office Lady: “You said your dog died, right?”

Aunt: “No, I said my dad died.”

Office Lady: “Oh, I am so sorry! Not to worry; we’ll print the notice automatically. You don’t need to do anything. And again, I’m very sorry about the mix-up!”

Aunt: “That’s okay; I needed a laugh right now.”

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