Friday, October 3
more on calling long distance
[Twenty minutes later]
Guest: My cell phone isn't working, how do I use your phones?
Schatzi: To make a local call, just dial 9 and then the phone number.
Guest: You said it's not a local call.
Schatzi, experiencing deja vu: If it's a long distance call, you need a calling card.
Guest: Well, I don't have one. It says on the phone I can bill it to my room.
Schatzi: I'm sorry, but it is impossible to make a long distance call on our phones. You will need to buy a calling card at Target or 7-11.
Guest: Then why does it say that on the phone?
Schatzi: They're generic equipment, for use in many kinds of motels. I'm sorry, but as I explained, our phone system cannot make long distance calls. You'll need to buy a calling card at Target or 7-11.
Guest: I'm not going to do that! [hangs up]