So a salesman calls you up and wants to pitch you cheaper energy rates. But what he doesn't know is that you're a state official in charge of buying power from the electric companies for half the people in the state.
Jeffrey Gaudiosi, the state's "power procurement manager" since January 2012, received a call from a sales representative from Starion Energy Friday evening.
And of course, hilarity ensued. Like a cat toying with a mouse, because, as Courant reporter Brian Dowling wrote, Gaudiosi "might be the worst person to call if you are selling electricity and don't have your facts straight."
At first, Gaudiosi played it coy and gathered information from the rep, some of which was sketchy on the verge of being inaccurate. Eventually, he admitted who he was and asked some more questions before getting the old hangup.
In the end, he sent a letter to Starion expressing concern about the sales tactics. And he cc'ed his agency, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.