So I was on phones again today at work. And I was chattering away to this man about a variety of different things - he had a question about one area but my supervisor had asked me to call him back and talk to him about some other related in a way stuff. So I did.
We were talking and it ended up being a bit more of a chat (on his part and listening on mine) - I think he enjoyed the opportunity to talk to someone as by the sounds of things he is alone at home all day.
Emma: "And do you live alone?"
Client: "No I live with my wife and son."
Emma "OK so such and such wouldn't apply then"
Client: "So, um, anyway. Are you married?"
Emma: [thinking to myself: oh god, another one] "No I'm not."
Client: "coz you see, I'm wanting rid of my son. Are you interested? He's 45, six foot tall... not great looking but not bad."
Emma: "No I'm not married but I'm also not looking."
Client: "Sure? That's a shame. Could do with getting rid of him."
Emma: "Well ok then... moving swiftly on..."
Sometimes I really, really wonder about my clients!