We have a real estate agent here who is originally from Austria. Although she's lived here for a long time, she still has a heavy Austrian accent. She is an older lady, very excitable, flighty and totally DINGY. She is basically very nice but difficult to deal with sometimes with her inability to grasp some very simple concepts which I think is somewhat related to language.
Well, real estate agents live and die by their pagers. They get paged constantly all day with messages, phone numbers and clients names. One day she was in huge tizzy because she said someone kept paging her over and over but they wouldn't leave a call back number. She was very upset...frantic...going around saying "WHO keeps paging me?! Lowsell! Lowsell! WHO is Lowsell? They don't leave me a number!" She finally went in to my supervisor and handed her the pager and said "WHO is this! They keep paging me! Do you know who this is?!"
My supervisor looked at it and started laughing. She said "Ilse...it says "low cell"...its just letting you know that the pager needs a new battery."