Sue: Kel, could you do me a favour?
Kellie: Sure, what?
Sue: (handing over a leaflet) This is one of the houses in the street that's up for sale. Can you call up the real-estate and find out how much it's going for? They didn't put a price on the sheet.
Kellie: Um ... okay. But why not do it yourself?
Sue: They might recognise me!
Kellie: The real-estate people? But why would... Okay, whatever. So, what's the number?
Sue: Here you go, and don't forget to block the number so they can't see who's calling.
Kellie: No problem.
Sue: And don't use your real name.
Sue: And don't give them my number! Or yours!
Kellie: Alright, calm down! It's not like I haven't done this before!
Sue: (raises eyebrows)
Kellie: ... but this isn't about me, it's about you. Okay, it's ringing.
*Real-estate agent answers*
Kellie: Oh, hi, my name is Kellie ... uh ... Smith, and I was wondering about the price of the house you've got up for sale on Roberts St ... yep, that's the one ... uh huh ... three fifty five ... okay then, that's great ... my number?
Sue: (gestures wildly not to give it)
Kellie: ... Ah, well I'm afraid I can't give you this number ... no, I don't have a work number to give you either ... or a home number ... oh, alright then ... 0414 729 337 ... yep, great ... okay then, thanks a lot.
Sue: You gave them a number! I told you not to give them a number! And what number was that anyway? I don't recognise it!
Kellie: Calm down, crazy woman! That was the real-estate agents number. She was giving it to me and I was repeating it.
Sue: (relaxing) Oh, thank god! When you started to reel off those numbers I wasn't sure WHAT you were doing. You really should have made it clearer.
Kellie: You know ... maybe next time you should do your own recon work.
Sometimes it's just easier to go along with a friend's insanity than to argue ... I'm just not sure whether this was one of those times.