We still laugh when we remember an anecdote that happened 17 years ago. The hotel was fully booked that evening, the restaurant was busy and plenty of guests were sitting in the bar and lobby.
The barman who wanted to tease the new receptionist had a perfect plan. He called from his bar to the reception through an outside line with a different voice…
Barman: “A client of mine is somewhere in the lobby or bar waiting for me; could you please ask Mr. G to come on the phone? His name is Mr. G.Raf.”
Receptionist through the intercom: “May I have your attention please; there is a telephone call for MR. G.Raf at the reception. Mr. G.Raf is requested at the reception.”
As nobody came to the reception, the receptionist thought that she did not speak enough loud and she repeated: “MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE, THERE IS A TELEPHONE CALL FOR MR G.RAF AT THE RECEPTION!”
Some people in the restaurant lobby and bar start laughing, who has a name like giraffe???
The barman made it even worse! He called again and asked for Mr. Fant. He wanted to speak to Mr. Eli Fant.
Receptionist through the intercom: “May I have your attention please; there is a telephone call for MR. Eli Fant. I repeat, there is a telephone call for Mr. Eli Fant at the reception.”
When more than 100 people were laughing so much the receptionist understood the joke!