A Strange Phone Conversation

My cell phone rang this afteroon.  I didn’t recognize the number.  The conversation went like this:

Hello.  Is this Joann?


I’m (Chinese name).  My English name is Kitty.

Do I know you?

Yes, I’m from the Institute of Technology.

Where did you meet?

Are you Joann?


Do you live with (Chinese name)?

No.  I don’t live with anyone.

Are you from Australia?

No. I’m from America.

But your name is Joann?

Yes. I think you have me confused with someone else who’s name is Joann.

Bit I have your number.

How do you have my number?

I work for a broadcasting company.  We want to interview Chinese speakers about how they spend Moon Festival.  Will you record an interview?

I’m sorry. I don’t want to do a broadcast.

It won’t be broadcast.  It will be posted on our website.

I’m sorry.  I won’t be able to help you.  Goodbye.


……How I spend my Moon Festival?  I knew I couldn’t do the interview because if I were to be truthful, I’d have to say, "doing everything I possibly can to avoid eating a mooncake."  I can assure you that that would not be the right answer!