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June 22, 2009

Today someone was giving me her email address over the phone. I wanted to clarify that it contained two x’s rather than two s’s, so I asked, “X as in zebra?”

“No,” she said, “X as in xylophone.”

Oh, man. I can’t imagine why I said that, but so it is with many an embarrassing moment.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 22, 2009 9:40 pm

    That’s funny! I once asked a wrong number if I could take a message – right after I told them they had the wrong number!

  2. June 23, 2009 2:24 am

    Oh! I sympathise. Amusing that your caller chose an example that sounds like it starts with a ‘z’! Very witty, or subtly influenced by your mistake…

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