Sunday, April 10, 2011

True Tales of the Sons of Steve Garvey: The Phone Call

Earlier this week, one afternoon I got back to my desk at work and the phone rings. I can see it's an out-of-state area code that I recognize. Now, one of the Sons lived in this state years ago, and at one time had a phone number that hailed from this area code. However, this Son has not lived there for at least seven years.

Needless to say, I assume it's this Son calling anyway, so I pick up the phone and say, at the top of my lungs, "Heeeeeeeeeey, JIMBO!"

It was an executive recruiter. Who then said, "Uh hello, I'm looking for [Steve Sax]."

"Er, this is Sax." I don't even know why I acknowledged this at this point. I probably should have hung up the phone altogether, but it was my work line, so I was spinning, and I don't know, I'm an idiot.

But what made it worse was, the recruiter then asked, "Are you waiting for someone else's call?"

Nice.

I think I should just change my outbound message to say, "Heeeeeeeey, JIMBO!", and just take all my calls that way. Oops.

8 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

Hey Jimbo!
How many calls did you get to the Hey Jimbo Hotline?

Dusty Baker said...

That's hilarious, Sax. I like how your SoSG life is bleeding into your professional life.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I can relate. I once answered my phone with "200... DAMMIT."

Dusty Baker said...

Heh, MLASC. Good one.

Mr. Customer said...

I can't say I've reached that point, but the vocabulary of SoSG does sneak into my everyday lexicon. I keep thinking someone will get the joke, but it is not to be.

Eric Karros said...

Sax, at least you check the area code before answering "Hey Jimbo!" I should probably start doing that.

FB - we had some calls in to the HJ hotline, I will get my act together eventually and do something with them. Stay tuned...

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr C

Exactly. The odd "I'll take it!" in a meeting never goes over quite the way I want it to. Same goes for "Fuck me in the armpit!"

Fred's Brim said...

wait - I don't think I called into the right HJ hotline