ME: TRI METRO County Public Library.
CALLER: Uh, yes. I'm calling from Michican and I've been trying to call the TRI METRO Inn
for the last hour and, well, no one's answering. I tried their 1-800
number and I tried the other number that was listed but no one is
ME: (FOR SEVERAL SECONDS STARES
BLANKLY INTO SPACE IN DISBELIEF THAT THE LIBRARY IS NOW ASSUMED
RESPONSIBLE FOR LOCAL HOTELS NOT ANSWERING THEIR PHONES.) Oh. Um. Well.
Okay. How can I help you, then?
CALLER: Do you know if they're closed or if there's any reason they wouldn't be answering?
Uhhhhh. Well, no. Not really. No reason that I know of. (TO FELLOW
EMPLOYEES) Do any of you know if Tri Metro Inn is closed? No? (TO
CALLER) No, sir. No one here seems to know why they aren't answering
their phone either.
CALLER: I just... I just... I'm calling from Michigan. I just thought maybe you would... know.
ME: (OPENS PHONE BOOK AND LOOKS UP TRI METRO INN) Is the number you called XXX-XYZZ?
ME: Yup. That's their number. Can't imagine why they wouldn't answer it.