Where I work, we have been getting phone solicitations from AT&T a lot recently. I took one such phone call yesterday, and had to share the joy of it.
ME: *Company Name*, this is Michael. How can I help you?
SOLICITOR: Hi, this is (insert name, I actually didn’t catch it) with AT&T Network Solutions. I need to speak with Mr. Peller, or whoever is in charge of the phone services, please.
**She grotesquely mis-pronounced the boss’ name, but it was close enough that I knew who she was talking about**
ME: Oh, my. You have called on the wrong day… You see, Mr. Peller is dead.
SOLICITOR: *Gasp!* Oh!
ME: Yeah. Yesterday, he got his by a truck. There wasn’t much left.
SOLICITOR: I’m so sorry!
ME: Yeah. We’re all looking for jobs now. Hey, are you guys hiring?
SOLICITOR: We are, actually.
ME: Great! Where can I turn in an application?
SOLICITOR: Well, we’re in Ohio.
ME: Oh. Well, I’m in Oklahoma. That’s not going to do me a whole lot of good.
SOLICITOR: I guess not. Well, my deepest condolences on your loss. I hope things get better.
ME: Thanks. Wish me luck.
SOLICITOR: Good luck on the job search.
ME: Thanks. Well, bye.
I love screwing with those people!