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Brrrtje
I'll Be Home for After Christmas Sales


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Heard this one from AF instead of a FOAF, but still sounds very urban legendesque to me.

Overheard in a restaurant:

Waiter: Sorry sir, but we have no place for a ten people group tonight. You should have made a reservation.
John - But I did.
W - Doesn't say it here.
J - But I did, I called you guys this afternoon, and made a reservation.
* Calls another waiter: 'Carl, do you know anything about a reservation for ten people?'
Carl: 'Yeah, come to think of it, we had a call this afternoon. Ignored it, though.'
W - Why's that?
C - Thought it was a prank. It was a reservation in the name of mr. John Smith (well, the Dutch equivalent, but you get my point)
W - So, why did you ignore it?
C - Who in the world is really called John Smith, then?
John: I am.
Carl is fired on the spot.

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Zorro
Little Sales Drummer Boy


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This is why, if I have a large group of people going to dinner somewhere, I always make the reservation in person. Not that I have a common name, but restaurant staff might think think it's a prank if it's just via phone.

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