Because my attendance at Verge recently has been spotty - what with my 25 new jobs - I haven't been there to answer the phone which is important. You never know who might be calling, maybe someone who wants to help us out - which we super need - or you know whatever. So I swung by the gallery the other day and cleared the caller ID in the phone and called back anyone with an identifiable name and #. Never an odder 30 or so minutes have I spent. In relating the story later I've now been painted with the weirdo brush for clearing the caller ID but whatevs I was curious and perhaps a bit of an over achiever. Live and learn. Below are a couple of the gems.
Quality Art Incorporated
Me: Hey there, this is Liv Moe from Verge Center for the Arts. I'm calling back a missed call from this number.
QAI: Oh hello, thank you. Yes, we specialize mainly in sports... and some religious themes. Do you like painting?
Me: We specialize in contemporary art which sometimes includes painting.
QAI: Well we do a lot of sports and some religious themes.
Me: Oh, well our gallery is currently closed.
QAI: I see well sometimes we do landscape.
Me: I see well, thanks for taking my call.
Me: Hi there, I'm clearing the caller ID from VCA and saw that you phoned.
Me: Verge Gallery
Me: Verge Sacramento
SS: Are you a museum?
SS: Did you say a gallery?
SS: Hold on
SS puts phone down in front of a loud speaker playing rap music and a woman gets on the phone.
Me: Hi there, I was returning a call placed to the Verge Center for the Arts.
SS2: You with a gallery?
Me: Well... yea
SS2: My grandma gave me a painting and I need it appraised
Me: I see, unfortunately we don't do that here.
SS2: Do you know somebody?!