caller: "Hello! Kristy?"
me: "Yes, this is Kristy."
caller, with slight Middle Eastern accent: "Do you know who this is?"
me: "I have no idea. Oh...hold on...is this Abdel?"
me: "Oh, listen--I want to THANK YOU for that meatball soup! I packed it and took it up to school for my lunch today, and it was simply DELICIOUS! I can't believe you made that from scratch!"
caller, hesitantly: "Oo-kaaaay. Hey, are you going to be at bagpipe practice tomorrow night?"
me: "Yeah, I was planning on it."
caller: "Great. I'll have those DVDs for you."
me: "Oh, I already have the DVD. It's sitting right here on my dresser! I guess Karen must have slipped it into my room."
caller, after a long pause: "You already have the DVDs we talked about last week?"
me, after another long pause: "Is this Abdel?"
caller: "Yes. Adel!"
me: "We discussed some DVDs last week?"
me: "Hold on. A-del? Not AB-del? Oh, this is Dr. ----?"
caller: "Yes! Adel -----!"
me: "Oh, dear! Oh, how embarrassing! I thought you were ABDEL! Well, no wonder this conversation didn't make any sense. You probably thought I'd lost my mind...making me soup and whatnot. Oh, how funny!"
caller, clearly convinced he has dialed a lunatic: "Okay. Well. I'll have those Scottish videos for you tomorrow. See you then. Perhaps we'll discuss a change in your meds."
(Okay, he didn't say that last part...but I could hear him thinking it...)
And since we're on the subject, here's a tie FAIL for your enjoyment: