Room Service

This is a telephonic exchange between a hotel guest and roomservice at a hotel in Asia. It was recorded and published in the Far East Economic Review:

Room Service: “Morny. Ruin sorbees.” Guest : “Sorry, I thought I dialed room-service.” RS : “Rye. Ruin sorbees..morny! Djewish to odor sunteen??” Guest: “Uh..yes..I’d like some bacon and eggs.” RS: “Ow July den?” G: “What??” RS: “Ow July den – fry, boy, pooch?” G: “Oh, the eggs! How do I like them? Sorry, scrambled, please.” RS: “Ow July dee bayhcem – crease?” G: “Crisp will be fine” RS: “Hokay. An San tos?” G: “What?” RS: “San tos. July San tos?” G: “I don’t think so” RS: “No? Judo one toes??” G: “I feel really bad about this, but I don’t know what ‘judo one toes’ means.” RS: “Toes! toes!..Why djew Don Juan toes? Ow bow singlish mopping we bother?” G: “English muffin!! I’ve got it! You were saying ‘Toast.’ Fine. Yes, an English muffin will be fine.” RS: “We bother?” G: “No..just put the bother on the side.” RS: “Wad?” G: “I mean butter – just put it on the side.” RS: “Copy?” G: “Sorry?” RS: “Copy…tea…mill?” G: “Yes. Coffee please, and that’s all.” RS: “One Minnie. Ass ruin torino fee, strangle ache, crease baychem, tossy singlish mopping we bother honey sigh, and copy….rye??” G: “Whatever you say.” RS: “Tendjewberrymud” G : “You’re welcome”

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Room Service