Thursday, June 12, 2008

Actual International Telephone Conversations Heard in Actual Libraries #134

*RING*

ME— Tri-Metro County Library?

CALLER— (A man who sounds exactly like Desmond from Lost, on a crackly line that sounds as though it might indeed be coming from the island, or at least from England.) I'm callin' for Lehnda (DIDN'T UNDERSTAND LAST NAME).

ME— Um. There's no Linda working here.

CALLER— What's the numba' theh'?

(I give him our number)

CALLER— An' the faerst three?

(I give him the area code)

CALLER— That's what I have he'e.

ME— Okay. But there's no Linda here. This is a public library.

(Pause)

CALLER— Thanks, mate.

*CLICK*

4 comments:

Scott said...

Someone has to say it and I guess I'm the first:

Are you sure he wasn't asking for "Penny"?

librarianwoes said...

Yeah, the telephone can be a strange space.

Gardenbuzzy said...

Even better, our younger son looks and talks like Hugo (Hurley) on Lost. Talk about creepy, seeing what looks like your offspring in such a weird show. But then we wouldn't miss a single episode, so I guess we are stronger than we think.

K2.0 said...

What, he didn't call you "brother?"


An employee of a small town "liberry" chronicles his quest to remain sane while dealing with patrons who could star in a short-lived David Lynch television series.