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28 August 2006 @ 04:45 pm
Ruin Sorbees  
My Anguish Mopping reference is to a dialogue I got a couple of times as a email forward, and used to be in various places on the interbets. But now google is only giving me one, and that's only as a cached version. So, for the sake of posterity, here is the dialogue:



The following is a telephone exchange between a female hotel guest and a male room-service phone operator, at a hotel in Asia (I'm assuming Thailand), which was recorded and published in the Far East Economic Review: (this bit is a complete lie, the conversation is made up)

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[Room Service]: (click) "Morny. Ruin sorbees."

[Guest]: "Oh! Uh, sorry, I thought I dialed room-service."

[Room Service]: "Rye! Ruin sorbees, morny! Jewish to odor sunteen?"

[Guest]: "Uh...yes...I'd like some bacon and eggs."

[Room Service]: "Ow July den?"

[Guest]: "What?"

[Room Service]: "Ow July den? Pry, boy, pooch?"

[Guest]: "Oh, the eggs! How do I like them? Sorry, scrambled please."

[Room Service]: "Ow July dee bayhcem? Crease?"

[Guest]: "Crisp will be fine."

[Room Service]: "Hokay. An San toes?"

[Guest]: "What?"

[Room Service]: "San tos. July San toes?"

[Guest]: "...I don't think so."

[Room Service]: "No? Judo one toes?"

[Guest]: "I feel really bad about this, but I don't know what 'judo one toes' means."

[Room Service]: "Toes! toes! Why Jew Don Juan toes? Ow bow anguish mopping we bother?"

[Guest]: "English muffin! I've got it! You were saying 'Toast.' Fine. Yes, an English muffin will be fine."

[Room Service]: "We bother?"

[Guest]: "No...just put the bother on the side."

[Room Service]: "Wad?"

[Guest]: "I mean butter...just put it on the side."

[Room Service]: "Copy?"

[Guest]: "Sorry?"

[Room Service]: "Copy...tea...mill?"

[Guest]: "Yes. Coffee please, and that's all."

[Room Service]: "One Minnie. Ass ruin torino fee, strangle ache, crease baychem, tossy singlish mopping we bother honey sigh, and copy...rye?"

[Guest]: "Whatever you say."

[Room Service]: "Tendjewberrymud."

[Guest]: "Oh, God. Now, what?"

[Room Service]: "Tendjewberrymud."

[Guest]: "OH...uh, you're welcome."
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davidg666 on August 28th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
brilliant! but a
haiku is much easier
to write always
a very caring potatomollydot on August 28th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
Rightio, write the whole conversation in haiku :-)
davidg666 on August 28th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
Curses, you found my weak spot: challenges! Nonetheless: done!