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)

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