A journalist assigned to the Jerusalem bureau takes an apartment overlooking the Wailing Wall. Every day when she looks out, she sees an old Jewish man praying vigorously.

So the journalist goes down and introduces herself to the old man.

She asks, "You come every day to the wall. How long have you done that and what are you praying for?"

The old man replies, "I have come here to pray every day for 25 years. In the morning I pray for world peace and then for the brotherhood of man. I go home have a cup of tea and I come back and pray for the eradication of illness and disease from the earth."

The journalist is amazed. "How does it make you feel to come here every day for 25 years and pray for these things?" she asks.

The old man looks at her sadly. "Like I'm talking to a wall."
I work in the electronics department of a major retailer. The phone rings one evening. On the other end is a girl, who sounds to be about 18 or so, and I can hear muffled giggles behind her, so I know she's got it on speakerphone. She insults me the whole time but I never take the bait.

Me: Electronics, how can I help you?

Caller: Oh... yeah, do you have cameras there? Like, the expensive kind. I don't expect you to carry high-end brands.

Me: Yes, we do.

Caller: Do you have any green ones? I bet your selection's really small and you carry only black ones.

Me: Yes, we have a Nikon model that is green.

Caller: Is it waterproof? Do you even know what I'm talking about? I bet I could do your job better than you.

I refuse to take the bait and said: Yes, this model is waterproof to 75 feet.

Caller: That means it takes pictures underwater, right? Do you know what that means?

Me, now certain this is a prank call: Right...

Caller: Can it take a picture of a tree?

Me: Yes, it can.

Caller: Can it take a picture of my BUTT?

Cue giggling from the other end, that explodes into full-blown laughter When I Said: Oh, no, I'm sorry, miss; this model doesn't have a wide angle lens!