Friday, September 07, 2007

Prank Calls and Leather Skirts

One of my first jobs was working in a small clothing store. It was a popular store at the time, selling a fairly limited range of trendy items. I could go on for days about all the weird experiences I had there, but one that I often remember was when we had a bit of a problem with obscene phone calls.
A man would call the store and ask a question like "Do you sell pantyhose?" All the staff were female, so when whoever had answered said "No, sorry, we don't sell pantyhose," the man would follow up by asking "Are you wearing pantyhose?" And of course at that point, we'd just hang up on him.
But not my friend Janet! Here's how it went when she answered one of this guy's calls:

Janet: "Hello, TrendyClothingStore, may I help you?"
Man on phone: "Do you sell leather skirts?"
Janet: "No, I'm sorry, we have a lot of skirts but none of them are leather."
Man on phone: "Are you wearing a leather skirt?"
Janet: "Uh, no..."
Man on phone: "Why not?"
Janet: "Because they're too expensive!"


Mrs. Micah said...

Lol. Your friend has a point.

Did he stop calling after that?

Dawn said...

I used to play along with them when my parents house would get them.

Now I don't have time and hang up as well.

Nenette Alejandria Mayor said...

Love it! Thanks for the laugh to start a busy day!

Tired of being broke said...

I love the way she responded. In my retail job now we get one that calls alot...we just leave her on hold.

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