Not sure whether to feel smugly superior - or just old! Some years ago a few colleagues and I were in the habit of going over to a nearby hotel for lunch. One or the other of us would call ahead and make reservations since the hotel food was pretty good and it was usually full at lunch time. Anyway, one day my friend Maggie called the hotel to reserve. The conversation with the receptionist went like this:
Maggie: "Hallo, I would like to reserve a table for four at one o'clock today please".
Receptionist: "Certainly madam, what name shall I put?"
Maggie: "Kennedy, like the President."
Receptionist: "Which one?"
Maggie (stunned): "Reagan!"
We all cracked up when she told us. I think it was actually just a bit of a slip on the girl's part - surely everyone knows of JFK ...... or maybe not. Man did we feel old!