I truly would like for someone…anyone to tell me how some people keep their jobs.
This is just ONE thing that has pissed me off recently.
My son’s orthodontist’s office called yesterday and left a message. I gathered the information that was needed this morning and called back—knowing full well the secretary wasn’t going to be in and I was going to get the answering service.
When the answering service answered I said, “I’m returning Mary’s call. I’d like to leave a message for her to call me and a number where I can be reached.”
Answering Service spit out, “She’s not in the office.”
“I’m well aware of that. That’s why I said I want to leave a number where I can be reached,” I told her.
“Wow,” she snapped.
“Well if people would listen rather than go off on their robotic responses maybe something would get accomplished.”
She hung up on me.
I called back.
When she answered, I said in my motherly-pissed-off- tone, “I’d like to leave a message for Mary.”
“Your name,” she said in her snooty voice.
But seriously, what the hell is wrong with people? Why can’t they LISTEN when you say something? WHY are so many people robotic—following a set of automatic responses rather than listening to what you’re saying?
And while I’m on the subject of robotic-jackasses, just Tuesday, I called my Senator’s office giving the aid TWO very specific reasons WHY I wanted to speak with the Senator.
What did I get?
An email telling me to have my son apply for Veterans benefits.
Not only was I not given the courtesy of a return call, but the email had absolutely nothing to do with my phone call!
Either the aid ignored me when I was speaking or he was a total dingbat—proving our tax dollars are NOT at work.
I take pride in my work but apparently other people do not or they are just too damn stupid and only have their jobs out of pity… or maybe it’s too difficult to find competent people these days.
I’m glad I don’t own a business. If I had to find employees, with all the jackasses out there—I’d hire a horse.