Conversation between me and the woman who answered the phone at Holler House Bowling Alley (The oldest bowling alley in the country!)
Me: Hi. I won a bowling party for eight at Holler House and I'm calling to see if I can reserve it.
Her: What was that now?
Me: I won a bowling party for eight at Holler House and I was calling to see if I could reserve it.
Her: Eight what?
Me: Eight people. For a bowling party?
Her: A bowling who?
Me: I wanted to see if we could come and bowl there. I have a gift certificate.
Her: And when did you get that?
Me: When did I get it? I got it at a Greendale Historical Society fundraiser this summer.
Her: And when was that?
Me: Oh! It was in August.
Her: August! Oh no, you can't come bowling in August. It's WAY too hot down there in the basement in August.
Me: No. I won it in August.
Her: Nope. No bowling in August or July. Too hot down there.
Me: No, no, I want to bowl next week.
Her: Next week? Oh! Well let me see what we have open. Next week's Thanksgiving you know.
Me: Yes. I was hoping to bowl on that Wednesday actually.
Her: Well, that Wednesday is the day before Thanksgiving you know.
Me: I know...would that be okay? Are you open?
Her: OPEN! (Starts laughing.)
Her: Okay honey, next week Wednesday. I'll see if we have a lane open. What time?
Me: Would 4:30 be okay?
Her: Let me have your phone number and then if you CAN'T come, I'll call you. If you don't hear from me, you can come.
Me: Okay (giving her my phone number). So if you don't call, we'll be there.
Her: Now, it's $4.00 a game and shoes are extra.
Me: Okay. But we have a gift certificate for a bowling party...so how does that work?
Her: How does what work?
Me: The gift certificate. What does it cover? For the bowling party.
Her: A bowling party! Well, we'll just have to talk about that when you get here.