More fun with phone calls!
“University Police, this is C., how can I help you?”
“I’d like to speak to a customer service representative, please.”
“Ma’am, I’m not a recording. How can I help you?”
“Oh, hello. I lost my purse today. I was coming to campus with my seven grandchildren – Mary, John, Paul, James, Agnes, Peter, and Martha – and we went to the museum, then stopped for lunch and went to the art museum before going to get ice cream.”
“I see. Well, ma’am, the first -”
“They all wanted strawberry, except for Agnes who hates strawberry and had to have chocolate and Peter because he’s lactose intolerant. So when I got them all home I got everything out of my car, it’s a 2008 suburban, tan, and I just got it new tires last week, I also had to get the oil changed!”
“Alright, so what you’ll need to do -”
“And frankly I was less than impressed by how difficult it was to get around campus with seven children, I really think you should make more accommodations for large families. But my purse is a large satchel, canvass, and it has my planner, my medications, and my wallet and I really need it back! Could you send an officer to go look for it?”
“I can try but I strongly recommend you come in and make a police report with us, and that you also -”
“Oh, surely no one would steal my bag and my bank isn’t very helpful. I’ve known the manager for years and you think he would be more respectful to an older woman, especially a neighbor like me. I really think that it’s a shame how people treat ladies my age! The person who served us our ice cream, except for Peter of course, was also not very helpful. You’re not being very helpful either.”
“I am trying my best, ma’am. If you could give me a little more -”
“You’re not listening to me at all. Please transfer me to someone who could be more useful.”
3 thoughts on “If I Could Get a Word In Edgewise –”
Oh, go on. You ARE going to miss this job….right?
I am. It’s provided amazing fodder for the last three years!
I love that she can’t seem to find adequate assistance BY ANYONE! This world is going to hell in a handbasket!!
I hope you get another job in the UK as entertaining as this one!