Student #1: What's Joe's last name?
Student #2: Joe who?
Upstate New York
Office drone #1: Hey, Thomas, how do you pronounce that customer's name?
Office drone #2: Which one?
Office drone #1: You know, the one I can't say right.
Office drone #2: “Roger”?
Office drone #1: …yeah.
Caller: I'm calling to talk to the woman I talked to last week. I can't remember her name.
(pause) I don't know…did I call the right place?
Loner geek, answering phone: The Phoenix rises at 3 pm. (hangs up phone)
Overheard by: Bec215
Female account exec #1: How do you pronounce Leslie's* last name?
Female account exec #2: “Scrotum?”
Female account exec #1: “Screwum?”
Female account exec #2: I guess there's a lot of bad ways you can pronounce her name.
New York City, New York
X-ray tech: I just finished with Seaman. You know, his friends call him “cum.”
Bewildered call agent: No, ma'am, “Seattle” is not spelled with a “c,” if it were it would sound like… “cattle.”
Overheard by: Moooo
Secretary to irate victim on the phone: Well, ma'am, perhaps it would help if you could remember the name of the prosecutor who handled your case…
Irate victim: Well… I don't remember his name, but I can tell you he was the meanest son of a bitch in that office!
Secretary, sighing: Ma'am, I'm afraid you're going to have to be much more specific than that.
Overheard by: Nice Little Lemur Girl
Girl #1: And then it said “list any nicknames,” and that's where I stopped. I mean, I only have the one. You know, the one that begins with “h.”
Girl #2: (mumbles)
Girl #1: Well, yeah, a silent “w.”