September 07, 2004

My Inappropriate Phone Response of the Day

The phone just rang through and I picked it up. The voice on the other end asked, is "Mr. Smith free?" And I just could not help myself. I actually replied:

Mr. Smith is not free, but he is cheap.

Fortunately, the fellow on the other end of the line laughed. I wonder sometimes how I manage to keep this job.

Posted by Random Penseur at September 7, 2004 10:06 AM

Tastefully done, it's a nice break in the workaday world.

Good for you!

Posted by: Emma at September 7, 2004 11:39 AM

Lovin' it!

Posted by: GrammarQueen at September 7, 2004 02:07 PM

Most excellent!!

Love random strangers with a sense of humor!

Posted by: Wicked H at September 7, 2004 02:54 PM

Come work with us. You'd fit rigt in. Our client was bitching today that he couldn't get in his own driveway because of our work vehicles. I responded by telling him that while that was true, the entertainment value would be going way down when we were gone. Fortunately, he laughed, too. Broke the tension.

Posted by: Mark D. Firestone at September 7, 2004 10:05 PM

LOL!!! Maybe because you make the clients laugh, and happy clients come back.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at September 8, 2004 01:33 AM

I did go to "Mr. Smith" and confess later. He thought it was funny, thank goodness.

Posted by: RP at September 8, 2004 10:09 AM

I made a customer laugh the other day. He wanted to know which distributor we had in his state and I told him it was "Cream". I could tell he was writing it down, so I added, "Cream, like the band."

He was incredulous; he laughed so hard. He said, "Amber! Can I come to where you are and give you a big hug for that? I thought you were going to say, 'Like the white stuff' or 'What you put in your coffee', but no, you bring up the band."

Then we had a 20 minute discussion on Eric Clapton, whether or not Ginger Baker was still alive, whether or not Crosby, Stills and Nash is still worth seeing at this point (they're appearing near us soon) and all kinds of musically goodness that I thrive upon. Both of us did.

I love that kind of thing. :-)

Posted by: Amber at September 8, 2004 03:00 PM
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