The following are real conversations Directory Enquiries operators had with callers, as revealed in interviews with staff at the Cardiff DE Centre. (Yeah Right, and pigs fly !)
Caller : I’d like the number of the Argoed Fish Bar in Cardiff, please.
Then there was the caller who asked for a knitwear company in Woven.
Caller : I’d like the RSPCA please.
Caller : The water board please.
Operator : How are you spelling that?
Caller : I’d like the number for a reverend in Cardiff, please.
Caller : The Union of Shopkeepers and Alligators please.
On another occasion, a man making heavy breathing sounds from a phone box told the worried operator: “I haven’t got a pen so I’m steaming up the window to write the number on.
This page was last updated August 1, 1999.