I took the most amusing cold call in my entire life this morning.
Caller: “Good morning, may I speak with Bob … I’m sorry, I am having a difficult time with the last name. I have a difficult last name, but I really don’t know how to say this … Lob..?”
Me: “Oh, Loblaw? Bob Loblaw? Bob Loblaw.”
Caller: “Yes, is he available?”
Me: “Bob Loblaw is a fictitious character.”
Caller: “Really? I’m reading your company bio’s, and wow, I feel ridiculous. Does it say he’s a fictitious person?”
Me: “Uh … well I don’t know if it says he is fictitious, but he is. Bob Loblaw. He’s on all our pages with interesting quips and quotes.”
Sometimes I love gatekeeping! Check out Bob Loblaw on our About Us page … see if you think Bob is a real person.