"The number you dialed is not yet in service"

We have a family business back home, and during my college years, I used to sit in the office on Saturdays doing my homework. And at the same time, I am sort of like a spy to make sure the secretaries are not chit chatting and are doing their job properly.

We had a new secretary, she's from the province and it's her first time in the city. She had to call a supplier so she picks up the phone and dialed the number. She started to say "hello" and stopped. She listen for almost one minute and finally said "salamat po" [Thank you]. I was puzzled.

A few seconds later, she turns to the other secretary and told her "ano ba yan? sabi nung kausap ko 'the number you dialed is not yet in service'. paulit ulit niyang sinabi yon, bakit ayaw niya akong kausapin. Obvious naman na may tao sa kabiliang linya." [what is that? the person on the other side keeps on repeating 'the number you dialed is not yet in service'. How come she didn't want to talk to me. It's obvious that there's someone on the other line.]

And before I could burst out laughing, I had to run to the washroom.

6 comments:

Francesca said...

ngek! it relinds me of maricel soriano film when she is in america. the phone kept on ringing and she said Heloo? Helooo? Why you dont answer? Helooo?

Yun pala, he didnt even picked the phone. Haha.

Uy musta ha?

Francesca said...

Typo error, alam mo na saan, haha.

Heart of Rachel said...

Ha ha! That's funny. I'm sure she found it amusing too later on.

JO said...

Hi Francesca and Rach,
Hehehe... bloopers talaga!

toni said...

Funny!! :D

JO said...

Thanks Toni!