Category Archives: Telephone conversation

Basic simple Telephonic Conversation

Naveen : Hello, I am Naveen calling from Tirunagar. Is it the SPCA?

Voice : Yes, what can I do for you?

Naveen : I’ve already informed you about the stray dogs in my neighbourhood. I’m afraid I’ve got a complaint to make.

Voice : What’s it?

Naveen : I’m sorry to say this, but these dogs are stoned and ill-treated by some children of our neighbourhood.

Voice : Could you tell me where you live?

Naveen : I live in Bharathi Street, Tirunagar, Madurai. Could you please come and take them away immediately?

Voice : Definitely. We’ll come in an hour.

Naveen : Thank you!


Kumar : (Picks up the receiver of ringing phone) Hello! This is phone number 25832411. This is Kumar here.

Rajini : Hello! I’m Rajini. May I speak to Radha please?

Kumar : Just a minute. Kindly be on the line.

Radha : Hi Rajini! How are you? Where were you all these days? Everytime I called your landline, the answering voice from the exchange said that your number did not exist!

Rajini : I’ve changed my residence. I now stay at Annanagar and my phone number is 26154848. I couldn’t call you because I had taken up a new job – a telephone operator
in a company in Annanagar.

Radha : How do you like your job?

Rajini : It’s interesting but I find most people don’t know how to talk on a phone. They yell into the receiver loud enough to shatter my eardrums! They don’t introduce themselves either.

Radha : Why should they?

Rajini : Radha, it is an office. Someone I don’t know by voice may ring up for a person who is not present in the office. I must either convey a message or atleast inform him who had called. The caller will just bang down the receiver before I can complete my enquiry for a name or message.

Radha : I can well imagine your plight! Banging down the receiver without a ‘sorry’ or ‘thank you’ speaks poorly of one’s behaviour. I’ve often experienced it myself. The phone will ring in the middle of the night, and when I pick up the receiver, the caller will ask for some unknown person. Before I can complete my answer that there is no such person here, the caller will disconnect without so much as a ‘sorry’ for disturbing my sleep!

Rajini : I think we should start a short Summer Course on “Telephone Etiquette”.

Radha : Yes, we should! Let’s do it. We’ll plan it! Summer hols is still far away!

Rajini : When do I get to meet you again?

Radha : Will you be free on Sunday?

Rajini : Yes, I’ll call you up and fix the time, Ok? Bye for now.

Radha : Bye!

Suma and her favourite R J (Radio Jockey) Riya


Riya : Good morning! This is Radio Chili Hot! Who’s calling?

Suma : Good morning! My name is Suma.

Riya : Hello, Suma! Are you a student?

Suma : Yes, I’m a class XII student.

Riya : So, Suma … What do you have to say about stray dogs?

Suma : Riya, first I want to say how much I appreciate your programmes, especially, the general discussions you have between playing songs.

Riya : Thank you. Now, listeners! Let’s hear what Suma has to say about the problem of stray dogs.

Suma : About stray dogs – I think most people are cruel to them. The other day I read an item in the newspaper about stoning stray dogs to death! I think that was barbaric!

Riya : I agree. So what’s your suggestion?

Suma : I know a girl from my locality, who takes care of them by feeding all stray dogs twice a day. If we can’t take care of them like her, I think we should ask the Blue Cross to come and fetch them. They could then be sterilised. Then their numbers could be controlled.

Riya : Great idea Suma! Thank you for your suggestion. What song would you like me to play? “Tra………la………la………la……”

A telephone talk between a VIP and the Principal

VIP : Hello, Good morning, I’m Chandrasekar speaking from Bangalore.

Principal : Hello, Good morning, Sir. I’m the Principal of CAT College at Chennai. This is about your stay. The choice is yours, Sir. Our guest house or a suite in a hotel.

VIP : I generally find a suite in a hotel more satisfactory.

Principal : We’ll book a suite in the Hotel Alankar.

VIP : That’s very kind of you. I’ll be there on Wednesday morning by nine.

Principal : We’re looking forward to your visit, Sir.

VIP : Thank you, see you bye.

Principal : Good-bye, Sir.

Sheela and Receptionist – making a appointment through phone

Sheela : Hello, I’m calling from 2343486. Is that Rani Nursing Home?

Receptionist : Yes, it is Rani Nursing Home.

Sheela : Can you please tell me if the pediatrician is available now?

Receptionist : Whom do you want – Dr. Chandran or Dr. Peter?

Sheela : I’d like to meet Dr. Peter. He is our pediatrician.

Receptionist : I’m sorry, Madam. He is not available now. But he’ll be here in the evening after 6.00.

Sheela : Can I have an appointment then?

Receptionist : Definitely. May I know the child’s name?

Sheela : He is Prakash and is two years old.

Receptionist : Please come at 6.15 p.m. Your token number is 4.

Sheela : Thank you. We’ll be there at 6.00 p.m.

Receptionist : Please be on time.