Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's Time To Play "Drunk or Crazy?"

I work for a newspaper. Phone rings last night at 11 p.m.:

Me: Journal City Desk (purposely leave name off, since anyone calling at this time of night is probably not legit.)

Caller: Hello?

Me: Yes, hello. Can I help you?

Caller: Um, there was a guy who died.

Me: (thinking she's reporting a news story)

Caller: He died of a squid. He was in the wild.

Me: A squid? Where did this happen?

Caller: He was catching alligators or something and the pointy squid got him.

Me: And where did this happen?

Caller: I don't know (talking to someone in background)

Me: You don't know where in the world or the U.S. this happened?

Caller: It was in the wild.

Me: When did this happen?

Caller: It was a long time ago. What was his name? He was like Crocodile Dundee or something, and then the squid got him.

Me: I'm sorry, I can't help you. I haven no idea. Why don't you search the Internet?

Caller: (Sounding disappointed) OK.

6 comments:

Marissa said...

Ha- the caller must have thought you were KGB...but free!

T-shirt Face said...

Sounds like you missed out on a scoop.

MLE said...

oh. my. word.

Lisa said...

LOL! I am going with crazy on this one.

Fellow Earthling said...

Steve Erwin.. it was a stingray. Is it sad that I know that?

Robyn said...

Earthling, that's correct! I didn't figure it out until after I posted this. So she was drunk (and curious), and not crazy.