Ryan and I are attending an adoption conference in Kirtland, Ohio this weekend. The workshops look great, and I am excited to learn all about adoption.
I didn't expect to be such a doofus on the phone when I called to reserve our hotel room. Do you ever astound yourself with your own awkwardness? Well, I won the prize tonight. Here's a sample:
Receptionist: Hello, Days Inn.
Me: Hi, is this Days Inn?
Receptionist: Uh, yes it is.
Me: Oh. Yeah, I guess you just said that. Anyway, I'd like to make a reservation for Friday night.
Receptionist: Okay, singles or a double?
Me: What, like the beds?
Receptionist: Um, yes, the beds.
Me: Well, I don't care what size the bed is, as long as two people fit in it.
(After making that comment, I realized how idiotic I sounded, and I started laughing uncontrollably.)
Me: [Through my laughter] Sorry I am asking you such stupid questions.
Receptionist: [No response to my apology. No trace of amusement in her voice] How would you like to hold that reservation?
Me: Hold the reservation?
Me: [Confused silence.]
Receptionist: [Sighing] Visa, Mastercard, etc.
Me: Oh, a Visa.
And as the unamused operator continued to process our reservation, I tried to fight back my giggles, but every once in a while, one just slipped out as I recalled myself saying, "I don't care what size the bed is, as long as two people fit in it."
Such an air head!
Does anyone else ever do stuff like that on the phone??