Oh, snicker-snee! Sometimes Eye am not the one who failed to follow-through!
I just got a call from Corporate, saying that a certain check had come in for a certain sale, and they needed a copy of the Broker's Instructions to Escrow, so that they could process it, and write a check to the agent. I looked in my file -- no Broker's Instructions. I called Nameless Agent, and, very apologetically, told her this, and asked her for a copy of her copy. She yelled and swore and whined and was pretty annoyed with me for "losing" it, and then said, "Why don't you call escrow and get a copy from them? I'm away from my desk, and won't be able to get it to you 'til tomorrow. But call Fidelity and ask for a copy!"
I agreed to do this, and did it at once. The assistant knew immediately which sale, agent and file I was talking about. "Oh, Nameless?" she said. "Yeah, we don't have a copy of those, either. Broker's Instructions to Escrow, right? We asked her repeatedly for those. Finally we just sent the check with standard deductions. Can't help!"
I called Nameless back. The silence that fell when I told her this was pretty complete. Then she said, (I kid you not) "No, sir! They do, too!"
"Well, they don't think they do," I said.
"If they didn't, they would have told me!"
"They think they did!" I said.
"Ohhhh -- damn it! I'll get them to you in the morning!" she said crossly, and hung up.