Answering the phone at work

I rarely talk about work for various reasons, but today, I will.

I answered the phone at work. Why? Because it rang. The person on the other end asked to speak to the doctor, completely mispronouncing his name. I informed her very clearly that he was with a patient and I could take a message, even though I was looking right at him. He gave me a funny look which I ignored.

She wanted me to give her the doctor’s information for a magazine that he’s been trying to stop receiving. I thanked her and told her that I was sorry, but he’s not interested and I hung up. His response? “Where’d you learn that?” I have many skills that I don’t get to use often. They pop up occasionally.