work - the conversations i wish i could have  

catastrophegirl 40F
975 posts
7/30/2006 1:36 am
work - the conversations i wish i could have


first, the conversations i really had and then the conversations i wish i could have
switchboard operator (me): "thank you.... [blahblah] how may i help you?
caller 1: "yes, we are out here at the outlet amll and we need the shuttle to come pick us up"
me: "how many in your party please?"
caller 1: "4. no wait, 7. oh, never mind. it's 8"
me: "i'll have a driver out in about 15 minutes. please wait where you were dropped off"
***************
7 minutes later
caller 2: "we called about 15 minutes ago about the shuttle"
me: "yes, my driver is on his way there. hold please while i verify his location"
me on the radio: "mobile, what's your 20?"
mobile: "pulling into the outlet mall"
me to caller 2: "my dirver should be pulling up now. please go to the point where you were dropped off"
***************
1 minute later
caller 1: "we called 5 minutes ago about getting picked up at the outlet mall"
me: "my driver is at the location for pickup now"
caller 1: "where?"
me: "at the drop off point"
caller 1: "so i should go outside?"
me: "yes please"
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how it would go if i was allowed to say what i'd like to:
switchboard operator (me): "thank you.... [blahblah] how may i help you?
caller 1: "yes, we are out here at the outlet amll and we need the shuttle to come pick us up"
me: "how many in your party please?"
caller 1: "4. no wait, 7. oh, never mind. it's 8"
me: "i'll have a driver out in about 15 minutes. please wait where you were dropped off"
***************
7 minutes later
caller 2: "we called about 15 minutes ago about the shuttle"
me: "no, you called 7 minutes ago. but he's almost there anyway. go back outside."
***************
1 minute later
caller 1: "we called 5 minutes ago about getting picked up at the outlet mall"
me: "no, you called 8 minutes ago. you people and your sense of time. does no one in your party wear a watch? and why are you all separated and calling me? no go back out to the drop off point and get on the damned bus!! "

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