[Jokes] own goal (fwd)
cmckenna at sucs.org
Mon Mar 4 21:59:10 GMT 2002
Chris 'Awkward' McKenna
cmckenna at sucs.swan.ac.uk
awkward at gmx.co.uk
The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes,
but with the heart
Antoine de Saint Exupery
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Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 12:10:42 GMT
Subject: [TTFF] own goal
The following are real conversations Directory Enquiries operators had with callers, as revealed in interviews with staff at
the Cardiff Directory Enquiries Centre. (Yeah Right, and pigs fly !)
Caller : I'd like the number of the Argoed Fish Bar in Cardiff, please.
Operator : I'm sorry, there's no listing. Is the spelling correct?
Caller : Well, it used to be called the Bargoed Fish Bar but the B fell
Then there was the caller who asked for a knitwear company in Woven.
Operator : Woven? Are you sure?
Caller : Yes. That's what it says on the label - Woven in Scotland.
Caller : I'd like the RSPCA please.
Operator : Where are you calling from?
Caller : The living room
Caller : The water board please.
Operator : Which department?
Caller : Tap water.
Operator : How are you spelling that?
Caller : With letters.
Caller : I'd like the number for a reverend in Cardiff, please.
Operator : Do you have his name?
Caller : No, but he has a dog named Ben.
Caller : The Union of Shopkeepers and Alligators please.
Operator : You mean the Amalgamated Union of Shopkeepers?
On another occasion, a man making heavy breathing sounds from a phone box
told the worried operator: "I haven't got a pen so I'm steaming up the
window to write the number on.
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