The following are actual phonecalls I received during last week. ‘X’ has been put in a number places, so that if this is ever discovered, no one has been named and I will hopefully not be fired….
Client 1: Ok ….I need you to listen out for mentions of X.
Me: That’s no problem at all!
Client 1: I presume I can count on this being treated with the strictest of confidence.
Me: Eh yeah of course ….
Client 1: Ok, well it will be mentioned on Nationals and probably some regionals.
Me: Ok …..so what is it in connection with?
Client 1: *pause* I can’t tell you that.
Me: *pause* Would you be able to give me any indication, a key word or two for our search.
Client 1: I’m afraid I can’t.
Me: ….rriiiight ….
Client 1: You’ll know what it is when you hear it ….
Client 2: Ok there was an interview on X radio station with X. Do you have this?
Me: We do indeed.
Client 2: Great, now He wants a transcript but I want you to email me saying you can’t give me a transcript.
Me: Email you saying I can’t give you a transcript….?
Client 2: Yes, and that you can provide me an Mp3.
Me: Uhm ….ooookkkkkk …..