Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Mr Gay


I've had to chase up quite a few things with the kitchen fitters today ( apologies for the yawn)
One email from a manager called Gail, amused me amid the phonecalls, internet exchanges, complaints and answerphone messages
"Good Morning Mr Gay.
Hope you are well. I have tried to call this morning as it has been passed across that you have tried to contact us. I have left a voicemail asking if you could call back, in the voicemail I have mentioned that the installations team haven't been able to answer due to a meeting, apologies this is not correct......"
I answered
Dear Gail,
 My name is GRAY and not GAY
But strange as it maybe I am actually gay so no harm done.
I will contact you after discussion with the new fitter regarding the cost of his works....."

65 comments:

  1. Playing phone tag does my head in (not hard).
    I hope your kitchen is coming together well.

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  2. You could have replied 'Dear Gil'. :-)

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    1. When I wrote " I am actually ...gay for some reason came up fat in my spell check! Ironic

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  3. Gay is quite a common surname around here. I think it is just a spelling mistake and best treated like any other spelling mistake. Why the capitals?

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    1. Don't look too deeply into in Rach it's funny

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    2. Best ignored.

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    3. You cant have it both ways

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    4. It's a transatlantic sigh.

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    5. When we're talking about single word quotations, putting the incorrect/correct spellings in capitals is a quicker and neater alternative to
      puttting each word in its own pair of quotation marks.

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  4. Nice one!
    Best of luck with the new kitchen fitting

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  5. Maybe she thought you wrote Thy Neighbors Wife.

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  6. That meme just cracked me up!

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    1. I looked like that when I was little

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    1. So what do u do for a living?

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  8. people who spend their days on logistics must be incredibly grateful for a little bit of humanity and personal information in an email. You probably made her day.

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    1. I think she shit her pants

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    2. This is the UK where it could be blown out of all proportion and the next thing you hear is an employee is arrested for sexual assault for calling a gay man Mr Gay instead of Mr Gray.... even though she apologised she was suspended..... bla bla bla.

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    3. Rachel ...chill x

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    4. That is probably what the teacher who said he instead of she said x

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  9. Oh dear John - as usual, it could only happen to you.

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  10. This has made my day x

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  11. I love this. I think the faux pax was deliberate.

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  12. Is that my RED sweater? I needed this today.... ;-)

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    1. Yes and bloody warm it was too

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  13. This is the best thing I've read in weeks.

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  14. I might have responded, "why thank you for noticing, but the name is"

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  15. I love that! Mr Gray is Gay!

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  16. Things happen, Spell check almost had me emailing out the date for the garden club executive mating instead of meeting.

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  17. The lette "r" is often unnecessay. What's wong with Geat Bitain, The Olling Stones o Pince Chales?

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    2. “Pince Charles” cracked me up:)

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    4. That sounds like another sex scandal headline!

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  18. "Dear Gai. Aren't we the pair?"

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  19. Playing catch up tonight JG, hope the kitchen goes well and complaints are dealt with swiftly. The response was priceless reminded me of the beginning of a chain that started with a guy complaining his bar of imperial leather soap had gone missing from a hotel bathroom and about 20 emails later he ended up with about fifty small hotel bars of soap on every surface of the bathroom. At which point he had lost the will to live. Freudian Slips Spoonerisms email should be excusable its when you open your mouth in front of a customer that it really goes pear shaped.

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  20. So : Day 2, and the installers did not show up?!

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  21. LOL - that's the kind of thing I'd WANT to write but wouldn't. And I don't think I'm alone in that. I wonder how many of us live vicariously through you!

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  22. In case everyone over on your side of this planet missed the news.
    Out of a 100% population - in 'voluntary' Australian postal survey asking a simple question - should same sex couples be allowed to marry - 80% returned their answer (a bigger percentage than actually returns votes for American presidential elections .. so much for "democracy in America ... meh).

    Of that 80% - 70% said YES.
    However the 'voice of the people' via this postal survey was never designed to be "binding" on the current, almost Roman Church fossils in our Federal parliament.
    At present the 'bill' to enact this into 'law' is being resisted and filibustered in our 'lower' House of Representatives(?).

    At present there is a whole heap of discussion about "religious freedoms" which, from my point of view - has nothing whatsoever to do with a simple change of wording from legal marriage between "... a man and a woman .. "to "two people above the age of consent"

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  23. (yer, from my point of view, and brief experience; it is quite possible for THREE people to live in harmony within a household. However, that is a concept far beyond the concept of "Traditional" couplings in the Roman and High Anglican Church indoctrination ... meh).

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  24. I still can't really understand - comprehend - the Power of the Roman Church - when their priesthood cannot marry even 'normal' females.
    At least Henry 8 changed that bit - though am guessing 'beheading' ex-wives is actually illegal these days ... meh.

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  25. I can just imagine get at her desk clamping her hand over her mouth in horror at her faux pas.... and then dreading having to speak to you on the phone 😉

    Hopefully your answer will help her realise you're gay with a sense of humour 😊

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  26. As least your name is Count or something...

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  27. Love it. Once I sent out the rota for the charity shop and and named Patsy as Pasty. Everyone had a good giggle including Patsy who told me she had worked in the pastry department of a supermarket once.

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  28. If it had come from a politician's office all hell would have broken lose from the gay community and all gays would claim to have been insulted.

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  29. Freudian slip, do you suppose, or a simple error. I love your response.

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  30. Depends on many ancient definitions of "love" ,, meh.

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  31. I adore this kind of thing. My favourite was when someone wrote 'thanks very much for all your hell'. Chuckled for days.

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  32. And poor Gail enjoys a mortification of embarrassment and vows never to use the telephonic device ever again.

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