Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Get out your compass...

The following conversation occurred over the phone between myself and "Bulbman", the proprietor of a shop of the same name. Since it's sorta on my way to work, I volunteered to pick up a special UV bulb we need for a sanitizer in one of the aesthetics rooms.

(After finding out the opening hours, etc.)

Me: So, are you located on the East or West side of Cameron?

Bulbman: Well, neither, 'cause Cameron runs North to South.

Me:...

Me: I'm aware of that, but are you on the East or West SIDE OF THE STREET?

Bulbman: Well, that depends on which direction you're coming from.

Me: !!!

Me: Actually, East is East and West is West! I just want to know which side of the street you're on, say I'm coming from the South and going North on Cameron.

Bulbman: In that case, we're on the East side of Cameron.

Me: Thank you! *You fucking MORON!*

Don't worry, my manners held...that last bit in ** was what I was thinking.

6 comments:

Sonja said...

Hehehehe. Not the brightest bulb in the shop then, eh?

Christina said...

Sonja - *cue rimshot*

skywriter said...

I had a call at work. Sometimes they're worthy calls. . so and so is running drugs off this airport at this time, these guys have a load of guns in their transport. . there's been an accident. .

But sometimes we just get the nuts.

One night someone called to report a UFO was I was on the desk. Right about dusk. I asked where he was calling from. It's a park right on one of the great lakes, looking west and north. He said there was a giant glowing spaceship hovering over the lake (he was pretty excited). He said it was the "mother ship!" and wanted to report it, then he started in that it was descending into the end of the lake, over Detroit. "OMG - Detroit!" I asked him to describe it, hoping he'd calm down. He said it was a "glowing orangish orb, that now had almost disappeared".

Yup. . Mr. X Files was reporting the evening descent of Mr. Sun.

Christina said...

Skywriter...did you suggest to him to wait at the same location for further sightings, maybe in 7-12 hours (depending on the time of year)?
Well, it takes all kinds, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Priceless... I loved it.

Don B.

phlegmfatale said...

You probably should get an award for holding in that last bit - what a MAROON!