No, really -- call us about data, not dating!

IT manager has just returned to his office after a deskside visit to help a user when his phone rings, according to a pilot fish in the know.

"He looked at the caller ID, and noted that it was the user calling back," fish says.

"He answered the phone and asked her, 'Did it stop working already?'"

User: "No, this is a personal question."

IT manager: OK...

User: "Are you single?"

IT manager: (after a pause) Engaged.

User: "Oh, because I have a friend that I think would be perfect for you."

IT manager: No, sorry -- I'm happily engaged.

User: "OK, thanks."

Reports fish, "He later told us about it, and added, 'That was a really weird phone call -- not IT related at all!'"

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