one day the mailing house guy called me to get some specs for a mailing job. As I was in a meeting, somebody called Bob (fake name) told the mailing house guy to wait until I came out of the meeting.
When I came out of my meeting my printer (also my friend) called to tell me that the mailing house guy called her to ask her the specs of the job he was going to mail. I was amazed at the stupidity of that call. How is the printer supposed to know those things? They are not his suppliers! After all I could have printed that job at another printer! I wonder why he didn't just wait for me to finish the meeting.
Anyway the printer obviously gave the mailing house guy the printing specs: "It's an A2 folded to A5 on 130 gsm" (A2 is 594 x 420 mm, A5 is 148.5 x 210 mm. GSM means Grams per Square Meter, it's the UK way of defining the weight of paper). After that she (the printer) called me to protect my position and to let me know that this mailing house guy had just called her, and she knew that he put his foot in it because I could have not done the job at her premises (even though the job was already been printed by her, but just for the future, she wanted to let me know).
So I called the mailing house guy and I said, "Did you call me?" Mailing house guy, "Oh yes, I was wondering whether you had the specs for that mailing job. I spoke to Bob and he told me it was an A2 to A5." Me, "Really? I am surprised Bob told you that because he doesn't know anything about printing!"
So I gave him the specs (supressing my laughter) and the I put the phone down and I REALLY laughed!