It'd had been a while since I had one of these...
A Phone Conversation
ME: Hello, WBVN
CRAZY: Hello, is this the one on the radio?
ME: Yes, we’re on the radio.
CRAZY: I wanna make a request.
ME: We don’t usually take requests, but I can try to get your song played.
CRAZY: I wanna hear the one about the train… I don’t know the name of the song or who it’s by, but it’s the one about the train.
ME: Is it a Christian song?
(At this point I thought either he had the wrong station or it was my boss’ friend prank calling.)
CRAZY: Yeah! It’s a country song!
ME: We don’t play country music; this is a Christian station. We play contemporary Christian music here.
CRAZY: But your station is on the radio?
CRAZY: On 105.7?
ME: No, we’re 104.5.
CRAZY: Well, why did you answer the phone, then? I wanted 105.7.
ME: Because you called our number.
CRAZY: But you said you were the ones on the radio!
ME: Yes, there is more than one station on the radio.
CRAZY: (starting to get angry) Then why did she… they send me to you?
(I have no idea who “she” or “they” are!)
ME: Well, you called our number.
CRAZY: Can you send me to 105.7?
ME: Sorry, I can’t. We’re not affiliated with any other stations.
(Note: We are affiliated with a station out of Nashville, but that’s for nights and weekends. It makes no difference in this conversation.)
CRAZY: Well then how can I contact 105.7?
ME: You’ll have to call them.
CRAZY: How am I supposed to get their number? Can’t you just transfer me?
ME: No, we’re not a part of that station and they’re not a part of us. You’ll have to look that number up.
CRAZY: Why can’t you just give it to me?
ME: I don’t have their number.
CRAZY: You stupid people in Illinois don’t know anything! (Intelligible grumbling)
ME: Thank you! Bye! (Hang up)
(Turned out it was a crazy man with the wrong number!)