I had this chat friend back in the early days of IRC, well there were a bunch of us, but this one had the story to beat all. She’s an Australian businesswoman, and was on one of those hideous business trips that have you arriving in town just in time for all-day meetings, so that by the time you get to your hotel room, you’re irritable and exhausted.

So she gets to her room, looking forward only to sleeping off the day, when she notices this annoying buzzing sound. Thinking she’d never get to sleep with that persistent noise, she called the desk and had them send someone to check it out.

The guy comes in, listens, and says “I think it’s coming from your suitcase, ma’am. Do you want me to check it out for you?”

“Uh, NO! No, no no no! That won’t be necessary, thankyouverymuch! Goodbye!”

Yup, she’d forgotten all about good ol’ BOB*.


*battery operated boyfriend