Slight embellishment on an actual conversation:
CALLER: May I speak to Luke?
ME: Who’s calling?
CALLER: Harry Taint.
ME: Excuse me?
CALLER: Harry Tate.
ME: Ah. Tate. Okay.
CALLER: What, did you think I said taint?
ME: Maybe. . . Do you get that a lot?
CALLER: You have no idea.
ME: Let me see if Luke is available.
*Buzzes Luke’s extension*
ME: There’s a Harry Taint on the phone for you.
LUKE: Excuse me?
ME: I said Taint, didn’t I? I meant Tate. Harry Tate.
LUKE: Right. That guy. Put him through.