Place: Living Room
Situation: Drinking coffee, enjoying solitude, watching a documentary on modern pirates
Him: Is Michele there?
Me: (mental categorizing of possibilities commences) people who call me "Michele". List follows: doctor, government, central office employee, telemarketer, charity (aloud) This is.
Him: Oh, great! Good morning. I am "Bob" from ReMax and ...
Me: (mentally) Oh wonderful, what do they want? To offer me a wonderful re-finance deal?
Him: ...we're calling to let you know that there's a wonderful little house for sale on "nearby street". It's a 2 bedroom...
Me: (mentally) Wait! Remax doesn't do refi's! They're a realty company! Wait.... Huh? (aloud, shamelessly interrupting, and rather confused) Why are you calling me?
Him: (not missing a beat, not losing the smile in his voice) You know, that's a good question. Well, Michele, we were calling today to see if you know anyone who may be looking to move into this area --
Me: (interrupting yet AGAIN - and actually laughing a little bit) Wow. That IS a new one. Look, take me off your list, Ok?