Another stupid person
Friday, July 22nd, 2005
The dial-up connection dropped on our PC for a few minutes, and in that short space of time we got an incoming call – one of a sort that have been coming in for years now (see here).
Caller: Hello, is that Brent Council?
Me: It's not even slightly Brent Council, it's a private house in the London Borough of Hounslow and you're very lucky to get through because normally we have the internet running on this phone line.
Caller: Oh. Right. Well, what it is is, do you collect rubbish?
Me: No, because this is a private house in the London Borough of Hounslow and you've dialled the wrong number. You've dialled two 8s instead of one.
Caller: (DEFENSIVE) I might have done. I suppose.
Me: Oh, you certainly did – cheerio. (HANGS UP)