BOOTLICKER

Handbasket

2010-08-27

Ring. Ring.

"Hello?"

"Hey - it's X here, and can talk to Y?"

"Yep - sure - no worries, just hold."

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"Just let me try again for you -"

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"Hello?"

"Hi. Is - is that Y?"

"Y's probably on lunch at the moment, who did you want to talk to?

"Oh, I just wanted to get a message to Z about Monday night, I thought maybe Y could give Z a message."

"I don't think Y will we working then..."

"Do you know who might be working at about.. say.. #pm on Monday?"

"No..."

"Ah, okay - yeah that's my problem, I don't know who can tell Z about Monday..."

"Do you want me to put you through to The Office? They could write a message in The Book for you."

"Yeah - that's a good idea actually."

Click.

"Hello; Office..."

"Hey - it's just X here, and I was just wondering if I could get you to write a message in The Book for me for Y, about Monday night?"

"Yes."

"Do you have The Book in front of you - there?"

"No, I'm going to write a message and stick it in."

"Oh okay: X will not be able to the job on Monday night because -"

"Y isn't in charge of that - you want A."

"Oh - right."

"Do you want me to put you through to A?"

"Yes - yes, thank you."

Click.

"Hello; Department D..."

"Uh, hi, would I be able to talk to A please?"

"Uh, yes... just let me put you on hold..."

Click.

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"Hello, this is A speaking..."