So, I am at work and the phone rings.
I answer promptly, of course.
Me: "Good Morning, Oregon First. This is Elisabeth."
Nameless Caller: "Is this Fannie Mae?"
Me: " ........uh -- no, this isn't. This is Oregon First, we are a real estate agancy."
Nameless Caller: "You aren't Fannie Mae? Is she there? Can I speak to Fannie Mae?"
Me: "No -- Fannie Mae isn't a person, you know? It's a government banking business. There isn't anyone named Fannie Mae."
Nameless Caller: "I'm interested in a house that she is selling. Can I leave a message for her? This is the number, isn't it?"
Me: "Okay -- wait a minute. Hold on! There is NO PERSON named Fannie Mae! It's the name of a banking company!"
And so on. I finally put her on hold and called over to Nameless Agent.
"Hey," I said, "Ya wanna referral?"