If it ain’t broke, don’t call us…
Hello, thank you for calling Lamar’s Fix-It and Fried Okra Shop. How may I direct your call?
What do you mean direct my call? You have different departments?
No, just the fried okra and repair thing. You know our motto, “If it ain’t broke, we’ll pretend to fix it anyway.”
Sure, just give me your address, and I can be leaning precariously out of your window before you know it.
How much do you charge?
I can’t tell you until I know what floor you live on.
Does that matter?
Of course! The farther I have to fall, the more I charge!
Strangely, that makes sense. Say, can you bring a couple of orders of fried okra when you come?
Yeah, I guess I can stop somewhere and pick some up for you…
A man leans out a window as he fixes an air-conditioning unit in an apartment building in central Beijing, August 17, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray