* ring ring *
“Hello, is this the Mexican Embassy?”
“No ma’am, it’s not.”
“Are you sure?”
*pause* “Is it because I’m using English?”
“No ma’am, it’s because this is my home, not the Mexican Embassy.”
I love it when people phone here and ask if I’m sure they’ve dialed the wrong number. My number is one digit off an oft-called establishment here in town, so I get a _lot_ of these calls. (no, it’s not the Mexican Embassy, but that was who the lady asked for about 3 minutes ago, and the above is an actual transcript) Do the people who are supposed to take these calls dupe their callers enough that there’s a general lack of trust, or is it simply that the caller can’t believe they made a mistake dialing, so it must be me who’s mistaken? I also love the hang-up with nary a “sorry to bug ya”.