please have your pen and paper ready
Phone: Ring Ring!
Me: Bethlehem Baptist, this is Jessica!
Caller: Hey, can I get the number for so-and-so?
Me: Sure. <slight pause while I look it up> Here it is…612-000-0000.
Caller: Wait! I have to go get a pen. <shuffle shuffle for 30 seconds> Okay, I’m ready. What was that again?
You’d be surprised how often people call for a phone number and are totally unprepared to receive it. They get all flustered, like, “Oh shoot! She’s answering my question and I’m not ready!” Now that I’m used to it, I find this phenomenon quite amusing!