Bill Gates calls the Belgian Police (Original)

Mark Wutka (mark@wutka.com)
Thu, 5 Feb 98 12:20:02 EST

Subject: Bill Gates calls the Belgian Police (Original)
From: mark@wutka.com (Mark Wutka)
Message-ID: <Sc16.2601@clarinet.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 98 12:20:02 EST

"Brussels police department, how may I assist you?"

"Uh.. yes.. I just got hit in the face with a cream pie."

"Okay, sir. Have you called the Brussels police department before?"


"Well, let me get a little information about you for our records. Your

"Bill Gates"


"The USA"

"Native language?"


"Okay, sir. Your police department ID number is BP31415927. Please use this
number the next time you call. Now, you say you were hit in the face with a

"Yes, I was just about to meet with the Belgian Prime Minister. One person
distracted me while another hit me with a cream pie."

"We've had other customers report that they were hit in the face with a
custard pie. Are you sure it was a cream pie?"

"Well, I have white stuff all over my face and I don't see any custard, so I
really don't think it was a custard pie."

"Have you visited the Prime Minister before?"


"Were you hit in the face with a pie then?"


"Hmm... have you visited any other Prime Ministers in the past month?"


"Any pies then?"


"Okay, well.. let's try something. Go outside the building and come in
again. I'll wait."

"Just a minute.." <several minutes pass> "Okay, I'm back."

"Did you get hit by another pie?"

"Of course not"

"Well sir, I don't know what could have caused the first pie, but it looks
like things are working fine now. I'll make a note of the problem, though.
If it happens again, please note the exact details of the situation and call
us again. Thank you for calling the Brussels Police Department. <click>"

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