Another strange phone call
This is a call that came in at 2.20 a.m. today:
Caller: Hi, may I speak with Jack Yan, please?
Caller: It’s Jim *** from Madison Who’s Who. How are you?
Me: Jim, it’s 2.20 a.m.
Caller: What was that?
Me: It’s twenty past two in the morning.
Caller: Oh, Jesus Chr … [hangs up]
Tell me, what is worse?
1. Not realizing that not everyone on the planet lives in US eastern time, not even after dialling 011.
2. Using the Lord’s name in vain.
3. Hanging up on someone to whom you’ve told all your info and not apologizing for doing something stupid. Posted by Jack Yan, 05:27
I dont know why you bother even leaving your phone switched on when you're sleeping at night, Jack. I think switching it off will solve the problem - if it's important, I believe that's what voicemails are for. :)
# posted by classyadele: 3/06/2009 04:45:00 AM
I wasn’t asleep, but I was heading to bed.
Also, I don’t think I can switch off my phones. The answerphone only kicks in after two to four rings and I hear the rings regardless. But to be frank, I wouldn’t switch them off even if I could: there can be legitimate calls in the middle of the night (e.g. emergencies) and those are worth being woken up for.
I think they hit the trifecta of fail. Trying to choose simply one that's wrong is too simple.
For me using the Lord's name in vain was the worst thing. However all three were pretty bad and it was extremely rude to hang up on you after doing such a thing. It amazes me how ignorant some people in the US can be when it comes to other countries. It's like they think the whole world revolves around the US. Please note that I said some, not all or even the majority.
Batman, I agree! GDI, it was pretty unacceptable. You are right it is some people; I know Americans certainly do not have a monopoly on people who are self-centred!Post a Comment
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