12 thoughts on “July 30, 2016

  1. Sadly, he may have sidestepped a bullet. Some people refuse to believe when told someone’s not there and become very agitated.

    • I made the mistake of actually trying to locate a presumed co-worker whose name I did not recognize. Actually it was a fellow teaching assistant. We had a common phone with a number that attached to maybe 20 people. maybe more. The phone was in the hall and we were in offices, three to an office. The chances that anyone picking up that phone would know everyone there, where they were, their schedules, even their names were slim to none. And not all the TA’s used the office space assigned to them.
      Anyway, I was dumb enough to pick up the phone—-helpful little ol’ me. I didn’t know the person called for, didn’t recognize the name, had no idea which office they might be in or how to find them in that rabbit warren. My efforts to try to find this person by asking questions—what office were they in, what did they teach—-were met with impatience and a demand to talk to my supervisor. I hung up.
      This crap doesn’t just happen in retail

  2. Bet you anything they have the wrong store and don’t even know it. All they know is Doug works at Grumbel’s, not WHICH Grumbel’s, so they’re calling every one to find him.
    My guess? Doug owes Stan money.

    • My bet is that Doug doesn’t work at any Grumble’s, I do think that Stan didn’t bother listening to Cooper when he answered the phone though.

  3. I’m going to start doing this at work. It’s better than what usually happens:
    Caller: May I speak to Joe?
    Me: What is his last name?
    Caller: I don’t know. He gave me this number to call him at.
    Me (knowing there is no Joe in our office): What does he do?
    Caller: I don’t know. I work with him.
    Me: Yes but what does he DO for you?
    Caller (gives me some vague answer that has nothing to do with what my dept. does, then:) Can’t you transfer me to his phone?
    Me: Not if I don’t know who he is, what he does or what dept. he works in.
    And it deteriorates from there, with the caller eventually hanging up, frustrated and annoyed.

  4. It would always crack me up whenever someone asked for “Steve”, “Mike”, or “John” at one store I worked at. At one point in time there were at least 5 guys named “Steve”, 4 different “Mikes” and I think we capped out at 6 “Johns”. The worst though was “Steve”, because at one point we had two different “Steves” working in the same department.

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