This story reminds me I used to have the opposite problem (at same terrible company). There was a guy who regularly needed specific information from me, but he wouldn't call me directly or even ask to speak to me. He would call my coworker's desk so he could talk/flirt with her and ask CW to ask me for the information (my desk was next to hers). I would tell her then she would tell him. I didn't think anything of it the first or second time. By the third time it happened, I was starting to get really annoyed because I thought, "And you refuse to ask me directly, why???" I said something to my manager about it. I said I had no problem if he wanted to talk to CW but, then, make CW responsible for gathering the info as I thought it really unprofessional to not even bother asking me directly so that he'd have an excuse to call CW. My manager thought it unacceptable as well so not only did he stop calling CW but he never contacted me for the info either. I have no idea how they received the info after that but, at least, I was no longer expected to play the game of "telephone" at work.