On changing names - about as OT as you can get

Ian W. Riddell iwriddell at charter.net
Tue Mar 11 17:06:47 EST 2003

My favorite phone-solicitation moment was when someone called an 
asked for "Mrs. Harrower" (Harrower is my partner, Mark's, surname).

I responded, in a deep voice, "Speaking."

There was a lonnnnnnnng silence on the other end of the phone.

I've done this when someone asked for "the lady of the house" as well.

hee hee


>Margaret said...
>>  Since then I've discovered the side benefit that when I
>>  answer the phone and the caller says, "Mrs. Zoraster?" I know this is
>>  somebody who doesn't know me very well and who is probably selling
>>  something.
>Ho ho.  Oh yes.  Every so often some dimwit rings up and when I answer says
>"Hello - Mrs. Maher?"  Patrick and I are not even married, so that's someone
>who really hasn't done their homework.  I take vicious, gleeful delight in
>explaining "No, Patrick's mother doesn't live here."  They usually hang up
>in stunned confusion. :-)
>Until the sky falls on our heads...
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