It seems to me that if you are going to call somewhere for information you should be prepared to receive this information, perhaps by having on hand devices with which to record that information. My suggestions would include a writing utensil (crayon, pen, pencil, bloody finger) and a writing receptacle (paper, your bare leg, kitchen counter covered in flour, steamy mirror). This information-gathering advice is especially important if you are calling someone about a job listing. I am tempted to tell all of the people who call about job openings and are not prepared to write down the information that I give them that the job is filled.
On a related note, if you only have 2 things to do today, get stoned, and call me, please make sure you call me first then get stoned later. Call me early if you need to, I will be quick and allow you to get on with your day as planned.