Another 'Elspeth' classic
Me: Hello, may I speak with Mrs Xxxxx, please?
Woman who answered: She's on lunch. May I ask who's calling?
Me: Elspeth Duncan
Woman (brief pause): E ... E ...
Me (slowly): Elll - spethhhhh Duncan
Woman: L ... Elstet?
Me: No. Elspeth.
(This is followed by a few variations of the name which I can't remember now, then):
Woman (finally getting it): Elspeth! Forgive me!
(She then consults with the person I am trying to get onto and comes back to the phone):
Woman: L ... Les ... look, Elsie, she will call you back in 7 minutes.