Actual conversation as it occurred just a few moments ago:
"Is Mr. Lawyer in?"
"Yes, May I ask who's calling?"
"Well, don't bother him if he's busy..."
"I don't know if he's busy. May I ask who's calling?"
"You don't know if he's there or not?"
"Yes, he is here, I just don't know what he's doing. Now, what is your name and I'll send you through."
"Well, I hate to bother him."
(You're bothering ME) " Ma'am, what is your name?"
"Annoying Client Lady."
"Okay, Annoying Client Lady, let me send you through to his office."
"Well, I don't want to bother him..."
"Hold on one more second, ma'am - I'll page him for you."
"No, that's alright. I don't want to bother him, I'll just call him later."
(Oh God no. Please God no. Don't let her call back) "Okay. Bye."
I loathe my job sometimes...