Lest you all think that I only get weird calls about the snow:
I had to email this one to myself. I'm starting a file of these whacky things! The email below, came in on the same day a lady called me to confirm directions. She didn't like the route that both Mapquest and Yahoo had given. So she wanted an alternate route. After discussing the only other alternate route, she decided that I was telling the truth about there not being some other magical way to get up here, and the one she'd been provided already, was probably better. But then she asks: "Is the road more winding going up the hill (mountain)...or coming down?" Excuse me? "It's the same road, M'am." "Yes I know. But it is more windy going up or coming down?" We danced around with this for a few minutes, before I finally gave up and said, "Going down. Definitely going down."
Then THIS email below comes in. It took a few days for me to answer it in a professional way...without using the words "Donkey" or "idiot."
Calgon...take me away!
Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2006 10:05 PM
Subject: Chili making contest
Please e-mail me the recipe for the chili made by the elderly gentleman who entered the chili making contest.
And my reply:
From: Diva's Office
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2006 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: Chili Making Contest
Dear Mr. (Name deleted for privacy),
Thank you for your inquiry. In order to better assist you, we will need more specific information regarding the chili-making contest to which you refer:
As there have been several chili-making contests in recent years, is there a particular year about which you are inquiring?
Was the chili-making contest one that was held at (a certain location in town)?
Though you are interested in the recipe of one elderly gentleman; unfortunately "elderly gentleman" could describe any number of possible candidates who may have cooked the chili you enjoyed. If you would be so kind as to provide whatever further information you are able, I will be happy to research the issue further.
At Diva's Office
ETA: No, I haven't heard back from him!