A recent conversation

January 25, 2012 at 10:47 am (Stuff that Bugs Me Right Now) (, )

Caller: Can you mail that to (street number) Antigone? A-N-

Me: Oh, that’s OK. You don’t need to spell it out. I’m familiar with my Greek tragedies.

Caller: Oh, you used to live around here?

Me: Huh? No, no. It’s a play? By Sophocles?

Caller: So where did you live around here?

Me: Why don’t I just go ahead and get your ZIP code?

"Where did I live? Just down the street, past all the dead ancient Greeks."



  1. Jamin said,

    Here’s what i’m wondering: if he wasn’t familiar with the story, how did he know how to pronounce it correctly for you to recognize it? I’d think anyone unfamiliar with Antigone would pronounce it “Antee Gone” or some similarly wrong pronunciation.

    • lokifire said,

      Probably the real estate agent pronounced it right when they moved out there?
      I have no idea, but I’d assumed she’d heard of it, too, since she was pronouncing it correctly.

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