Woman to woman:

MY JOB as a stockbroker requires that I call strangers on the telephone. One morning I dialed a pediatrician's office and, when a woman answered, I asked to speak to Dr. Brown. "I am the doctor," she said icily, and then proceeded to lecture me on outdated attitudes toward female professionals. Nevertheless, she let me give my sales presentation and then commented "That sounds interesting. Tell the broker I'd like to set up an appointment with him." There was silence, followed by laughter when I told her, "I am the broker."