Glad I Didn't Inconvenience Him:
A ringing phone roused me from sleep early one morning. "Hello, is this Ms. James?" the male caller asked.
"No," I replied. "I believe you have the wrong number."
"No problem," he said and hung up.
The Lo Mein Test:
Ever since a particular Chinese restaurant opened several years ago, we've been ordering takeout once a month or so. Without fail, each time we've called to place an order, the Asian lady on the other end of the line has asked one final question: "You know we on Highway 73, right?"
Last time she surprised me with a slightly different question: "You know wheah [where] location?"
"Yes," I assured her. "I sure do."
After a moment's hesitation, she spoke again in a doubtful tone: "Wheah? Which highway?"