Re: I've recently started amusing myself thus:
As for, "I honestly don't know what I would have done next, if they had, for instance, actually described their clothing." get creative with your wildest imagination - the Internet has much to offer in the way of inspiration, see Icon! For good measure, place an old Marigold glove* by the phone in case you need sound effects.
*These are branded rubber gloves usually used for washing dishes and other household chores, if anyone isn't aware.