Wednesday, November 08, 2006

An answer they can't really complain about

A while back, some guy came to the door trying to sell something. The interaction went something like this:

*knock knock*
A: Just a second!
*I scramble for some clothes*
A: Hello?
Salesman: Hi, I wanted to speak with R about you cable service. Is he home?
A: Yes.
S: May I speak with him?
A: No.
S: May I ask why?
A: No pants.
S: ... Oh. Um, thank you. Have a nice day.
A: You too.

See? Best answer ever.

1 comment:

Mrs.Chili said...

HA!! I have a story JUST LIKE THAT!

It was about 13 or so years ago - we'd been living together for about a year, but it was before C and I were married - or even engaged at that point. It's a Saturday morning, he's in the shower and I'm putting laundry away. The phone rings:

ME: "Hello?"

TELEMARKETER: "Hello, may I speak to a Mr. Chili?"

"I'm sorry, he's in the shower just now. May I take a message?"

"Is this MRS. Chili?"

"No, Mrs. Chili is out of town. I'm his girlfriend - is there something I can do for you?"

"OH!, no, that's fine. I'll try back later...."

"Uh, huh. You do that. Bye, now!"

I was HOWLING with laughter. I didn't lie - I WAS just his girlfriend at the time and his mother, the only Mrs. Chili in the family, lives the next town over. It was so perfectly set up that I just couldn't resist.