Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 18:09:58 -0500
Subject: Real-life silliness

Hi, I just thought you might like to hear about a strange and silly thing
that happened to us. We're multiple, and trying to research our situation.
We went to a large bookseller and ordered a text on it. Not having a phone
ourselves, we gave a friend's number.... 

Well, ANOTHER friend had recorded the message for her answering machine,
unknown to us. All three (sic) of us were in her apartment when the lady
from the bookstore called about the order; we'd let the machine get it,
and it went something like this: 

Clerk, holding this MPD book and a telephone, dials the number for "Pat". 

Answering machine picks up. (Male voice) "Hello. This is Monica. I'm not
home right now, but if you'll leave your name and number I'll return your

LONG pause.... 

"...This is (clerk) from (store)....Calling for "Pat"....Your, uh, BOOK is

We could just imagine the look on that poor woman's face!  ;D

Feel free to share this story, it's a gem! 

Thanks for just being - it's good to know we're not in this alone.  :)

Etienne, of "the Pat" 
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