The Saddest Man Alive
Me: Good afternoon; The Angel Inn.
Guy: Oh, hi there. Umm… I was just wondering if I could ask you a quick question.
Me: Yeah, of course.
Guy: Umm… So basically, I work at [a nearby hotel] and one of our guests has asked me to call all the nearby restaurants to ask something.
Me: Oh, right. That must be a bit of a pain! What is it?
Guy: Haha, yeah… It is… But, uhhh… He wants to know… Well, do you serve lamb chops?
Me: Uhh, no. I’m afraid not.
Me: But, we do have some other lamb dishes. We have…
Guy: No… No. That’s fine. He… *sigh* … He wants lamb chops.
Me: Oh, right… Sorry.
Guy: Yeah. Don’t worry. I’ll just keep trying.
Me: Well… Good luck.
Guy: Yeah… Thanks.