Operator: "Thank you for calling Pizza Hut. May I have your..."
Customer: "Hi, I’d like to order."
Operator: "May I have your NIDN first, sir?"
Customer: "My National ID Number, yeah, hold on, eh, it’s
Operator: "Thank you, Mr. Sheehan. I see you live at 1742
Meadowland Drive, and the phone number’s 494-2366. Your office
number over at Lincoln Insurance is 745-2302 and your cell
number’s 266-2566. Which number are you calling from, sir?"
Customer: "Huh? I’m at home. Where d’ya get all this information?"
Operator: "We’re wired into the system, sir."
Customer: (Sighs) "Oh, well, I’d like to order a couple of your
All-Meat Special pizzas..."
Operator: "I don’t think that’s a good idea, sir."
Customer: "Whaddya mean?"
Operator: "Sir, your medical records indicate that you’ve got
very high blood pressure and extremely high cholesterol. Your
National Health Care provider won’t allow such an unhealthy
Customer: "Dang . What do you recommend, then?"
Operator: "You might try our low-fat Soybean Yogurt Pizza. I’m
sure you’ll like it."
Customer: "What makes you think I’d like something like that?"
Operator: "Well, you checked out ’Gourmet Soybean Recipes’ from
your local library last week, sir. That’s why I made the
Customer: "All right, all right. Give me two family-sized ones,
then. What’s the damage?"
Operator: "That should be plenty for you, your wife and your four
kids, sir. The ’damage,’ as you put it, heh, heh, comes to
Customer: "Lemme give you my credit card number."
Operator: "I’m sorry sir, but I’m afraid you’ll have to pay in
cash. Your credit card balance is over its limit."
Customer: "I’ll run over to the ATM and get some cash before your
driver gets here."
Operator: "That won’t work either, sir. Your checking account’s
Customer: "Never mind. Just send the pizzas. I’ll have the cash
ready. How long will it take?
Operator: "We’re running a little behind, sir. It’ll be about 45
minutes, sir. If you’re in a hurry you might want to pick ’em up
while you’re out getting the cash, but carrying pizzas on a
motorcycle can be a little awkward."
Customer: "How the heck do you know I’m riding a bike?"
Operator: "It says here you’re in arrears on your car payments,
so your car got repo’ed. But your Harley’s paid up, so I just
assumed that you’d be using it."
Operator: "I’d advise watching your language, sir. You’ve
already got a July 2006 conviction for cussing out a cop."
Operator: "Will there be anything else, sir?"
Customer: "No, nothing. Oh, yeah, don’t forget the two free
liters of Coke your ad says I get with the pizzas."
Operator: "I’m sorry sir, but our ad’s exclusionary clause
prevents us from offering free soda to diabetics."
(c)? Dank an den freundlichen uns namentlich bekannten Senders in Mannheim :-)