Saturday, November 03, 2007

Business Phone

We run a business out of our home. For the sake of anonymity (and to foil all of you would-be stalkers), I'm going to say that the name of our business is "Troy and Lisa's Animal Taxidermy and Mini Mart". It never ceases to amaze me when I answer the phone and I say, "Hello, Troy and Lisa's Animal Taxidermy and Mini Mart" and someone says "Could I speak to Harold?"
I answer, "No, I'm sorry, you have the wrong number." in my friendliest tone of voice.
"Is this 299-3429?"
I want more than anything to say, "Does Harold work at Troy and Lisa's Animal Taxidermy and Mini Mart?" because I'm constantly amazed at how unobservant people are!

3 comments:

Flea said...

Could I get a stuffed squirrel and a bottle of Mountain Dew to go?

Natalie said...

I've answered my business phone, "Thanks for calling Buckhead Church" and had someone ask to speak to a mechanic (as in car mechanic).

Lisa said...

You realize that you should have taken the opportunity to say, "Well, sir, all we have here are SOUN mechanics! Would you like for me to connect you?" TEE HEE!