Looking for Who?

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Phone Normally if we call a person at a house number (not h/p), we would usually start with, “Hello, I am XYZ. I am looking for ABC…”, which is fast and direct. Sometimes it is even not enough to say, “Hi, I am looking for Mr. X” coz it is very common that a number of Mr. X (same surname) live under the same roof. Below are a few caller types that I find quite amusing…

1. Explorer Type (lost in space)
Caller: “Hello… Where is here?”
Me: “Here is Penampang.”
Caller: “What? Not Inanam meh?”
Me: “No… here is Penampang. May I know whom you look for?”
Caller: “Is your number 574574?”
Me: “No… I’m afraid you get the wrong number.”
Caller: “Are you sure? I remember I dial 574574.”
Me: “Here is 535499.”
Caller: “Huh, really? Do you have a person called Ah Chong living here?”
Me: “Sorry, no such person…”
Caller: *clorrRrO!!!* (hang up phone without saying sorry)

2. Merry-Go-Around Type (identify a person by chain of relationship)
Caller: “Hello.. Who is on the phone? You are Ah B or Ah C?”
Me: “I am Ah C. May I know who are you looking for?”
Caller: “I am the sister of your father’s cousin’s brother-in-law’s mother.”
Me: …. (pause coz my brain hang, overloaded by recursive function call)
Caller: “Ni… the aunty that brought you to park when you were a *baby* ah. Can I talk to the wife of your father?”
Me: “Yes, the mother of my brother’s sister is around. Please hold on..”

3. Tsunami Type (shoot without identify yourself)
Caller (voice of stranger): “Ah Ping ah. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…”
Me: “Wait…”
Caller: “Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…”
Me: “WAIT!!! Who are you?”
Caller: “Ah Ming lah. Haiya, you don’t know me meh? We are so friend friend… Blah, blah…”
Me: “I am Ah Ze and I don’t know you.”
Caller: “Oops… sorry”

3 thoughts on “Looking for Who?

  1. I hate those who say ” where is this??” (in Malay, Di mana ni).
    You answer so many of these that you feel like saying” If you don’t know where this is , then why are you calling??” or ” this is cemetry, if you require our service”

  2. somehow,,,,dunno my house number are similar to which BALAI POLICE,,,,there’s always stranger called in n ask “buli cakap sama insp. xxx?” or “halo, sini balai ke?” and many more similar questionsm,,,,,aihhhhhh

  3. Same as you Moanster, my house always get calls looking for someone not exist and insist to talk to him. So instintly I will answer “Ia sudah pinta..” or ” Mak ia kunci dia di bilik dak dapat keluar…”

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