This was almost as funny as the call from the Daffy Duct Cleaning Service.
Polite young man with East Indian accent: Hello, Ma’am. I am calling today from Windows Tech Support. May I please speak to Meesus Hole-er?
Me: Of course! Just a moment please.
“Me” puts down the receiver, goes to the washroom, and returns.
Him: Meesus Hole-er?
Me, speaking with Chinese accent: Yes, this is she.
Him: Mrs. Hole-er, this is Gar-r-ry calling from Windows Tech Support.
Him: Yes, ma’am. Are you near your computer? Do you have it turned on?
Me: Computer? Computer! I’ve won a computer?
Him, pausing, searching through script: No, ma’am, I do not think you understand.
Me, speaking enthusiastically, and sounding as if I am jumping up and down: A computer! A computer! I have always wanted a computer! Where do I pick it up? Or will you deliver it to me? Do you know my address?
Him: Excuse me, ma’am. I am talking about windows for your computer.
Me, forgetting Chinese accent: I get new windows, too! That will save me so much cleaning. This is my lucky day! I am SO excited!
Him, long pause: Ma’am? Can you go to your computer, please?
Me: Of course! Where is it? Where can I find it? Is it here already?
Me, speaking as enthusiastically as a dog looks when it’s been asked if it would like to go for a walk: Yes?
Me, smiles triumphantly for the rest of the day.
© 2013 Sue Farrell Holler