Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Circular Conversation of Confusion

Today an old man called and asked for Frank.  I told him that Frank isn't working today.  

OM:  But I have caller ID and no one would call me besides the library.
Me:  I'm sorry, none of us at the library called you.  
OM:  He recites the number from his ID machine:  555-1212.  Isn't that Frank's number?
Me:  No, that number is not Frank's or anyone elses at this library.  
OM:  But who called me then?

and the circular conversation continued. . .

Only later did I realize I could have used the criss cross directory to look up 555-1212.

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