I work at a church office. To say that some interesting things happen here is an understatement. Take for instance the telephone call I just received....
Me: Good afternoon _________ Church how may I help you?
Female Caller: Do you help people, do you give people stuff for Christmas?
Me: Ma'am, you will need to speak to the pastor, but he is not here at the moment. Can I take your name and number and have him return your call?
Caller: Well I already talked to him and he told me he would have to check to see what is available. I just thought you might know something different.
Me: No Ma'am, you will need to speak to the pastor.
Caller: Well what about you? Do you got any extra stuff? What size clothes do you wear?
Me: So you need clothes?
Caller: Yes and sheets. Are you from here?
Me: Yes, I'm from here. (um, I work here, hello - I didn't really say that part just thought it)
Caller: We've gotten help from there before and I was just wondering what y'all can help with.
Me: When did you speak to the pastor?
Caller: Last week. I called him at his house.
Me: Well let me take down the information about what you need, talk to the pastor, and ask around to see what I can find out. What size clothes and sheets did you need?
Caller: Size ___ and ______ & _______ sheets.
Me: And what is your name and phone #?
Caller: My name is ________ and my phone number is ___________.
Me: Ok I will see what I can find out.
Caller: You have my phone number right?
Me: Yes, I have it.
Caller: Ok, so you call me back.
Don't get me wrong. I have NO problem with people calling for help, that's what we're here for. But being pushy and asking what size clothes I wear! I guess some people have no healthy boundaries!