Matt Jones

Crossed Lines

I received a phone call from someone asking me to help out at an event:

‘Yes, I’d be happy to help. Do you have a post code for the venue so I can look up a map?’

‘Yes Matt, I’ll just get it.’

‘OK, I’ll find a pen’

At this point, I find a pen on a nearby desk; I’m away from the phone for about five seconds. I sit and wait for the person to find the post code. Three minutes later I hear…

‘Hello ?’

‘Er… Hello’

‘Have you been on the phone for all this time?’


‘So have I… I thought you were getting a pen’

‘And I thought you were getting the post code!’

We laughed.