Those pesky widows and orphans

Rough transcript of a phone conversation at work yesterday:

Caller: Hi, I’m ___, the secretary at _____ Church, and someone called yesterday saying that (your company) had referred her to us for help getting out a shelter for abused women, and I just wanted to make sure that you knew that we don’t do that here at _____ Church.

Me: OK. I don’t think anyone here actually referred anyone by that name, but thanks for letting us know.

Caller: Yes, well, we bend over backwards for our church members, but we just can’t reach out into the community.

Me: …(stunned silence)…

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