Thursday, January 29, 2009

Did I miss something ?

I'm trying to find something out about an event that's going on in a very small remote community soon. These are the conversations I've had over the last few days.

Phone call #1.

Insert phone greeting part. 'I'm trying to find something out about X, can you tell me who I need to talk to?'

'Oh, you'll have to talk to Jack. You'll find him on this number.'

Phone call #2.

'Hi, insertphonegreetingandexplanationpart. So is Jack available ?'

'No, he's not. But ring this number tomorrow and ask for Wayne.'

But I thought I was asking for Jack?

'Ask for Wayne?'

'Yes.'

Phone call #3

'Hi, insertphonegreetingandexplanationpart. So is Wayne around?'

'No, you'll catch Jack down at the workshop.'

Either these people are messing with my brain, or everyone has two names.

7 comments:

tinman18 said...

You haven't told us what the event is that's taking part in this place.

Is it a Schizophrenics Convention, perhaps?

laughykate said...

And there was me thinking I was being quietly obtuse about it.

Holemaster said...

Sounds like Co. Wicklow. Tinman will know.

laughykate said...

Tinman! Help me out here.

tinman18 said...

I think HM is referring to the fact that we Wicklow people are not the world's brightest, owing to a belief widely held in our county that there's no point going out into the world looking for a wife when there are perfectly good wimmin available with one's own family.

laughykate said...

Lots of piped banjo music then?

tinman18 said...

Lots of banjo music.

And lots of toes - twelve or thirteen each, in fact.

(If Jo, who's also from Co Wicklow, reads this, Holemaster and I are dead).