for a rainy day

Phones are Hard

As you all may know, I am a lightning rod for ridiculous situations and unspeakable, bizarre conversations. Well, this time I caught BOTH!

Me: <answering the office phone>

Caller: “Hi, I was calling to get the office phone number.”

No… really. Before we go forward, I must ask you to please go back and read that again. Because… what the hell?!?

Okay, let’s start over.

Me: <answering the office phone>

Caller: “Hi, I was calling to get the office phone number.”

Me: <genuinely stunned> “You want to know what the phone number is for our office?”

Caller: “Yes.”

Me: “The numbers that you have to dial into your phone to call here, to this phone that I’m talking to you on at this very exact moment?”

Caller: “Yeah.”

Me: “The numbers that you would have just had to dial into your phone a second ago to get connected to this phone, which I answered…because you dialed that exact numbers already.”

Caller: “Yup.”

Tracy: baffled-will-smith

Except that only happened in my mind. In reality, it went like this:

Me: <answering the office phone>

Caller: “Hi, I was calling to get the office phone number.”

Me: <still GENUINELY shocked to be having this conversation in real life> “Um, really? Do you maybe mean the fax number?”

Caller: “No, just the main office number.”

Me: “O…kay? It’s…” <me literally repeating the same phone number they LITERALLY just dialed to initiate this call>

Caller: “Great, thank you! Let me try that.”

Me: <hanging up and watching phone, praying they realize what just happened and are too embarrassed to call back>

***phone rings flashing the same number, then hangs up quickly mid ring, no doubt realizing what just occurred***

Soooooooo, yeah. That’s where we’re at this week.

what-just-happened-ron-swanson

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