Call cen­ter agent: I’m sor­ry, but for in­ter­na­tion­al calls, you’ll have to con­tact your ze­ro op­er­a­tor for in­for­ma­tion.
Cus­tomer: You can’t help me?
Call cen­ter agent: No, I on­ly pro­vide list­ings in North Amer­i­ca.
Cus­tomer: What?
Call cen­ter agent: I am a 4–1‑1 op­er­a­tor. You need the ze­ro op­er­a­tor.
Cus­tomer: What’s the dif­fer­ence?
Call cen­ter agent, sigh­ing: The ze­ro op­er­a­tor can help you. I can­not.
Cus­tomer: So you’re use­less?
Call cen­ter agent: In this case, I am com­plete­ly use­less to you, yes.
Cus­tomer, to friend in same room: Ha­ha­ha­ha! She ad­mit­ted she was use­less!
Call cen­ter agent: [Slooow ex­hale.]

Kitch­en­er, On­tario
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