Monday, April 03, 2006

And now for today's edition of "WTF?".

WTF is up with people calling a business and stating/asking "Yeah, someone from there just called me?".

At least once a day some yahoo will call here and say this to me. Like I have magical insight into who in my office is making what phone calls to whom. Inevitably the caller is both surprised and dissapointed by my lack of ESP:

Me: Good Morning XXXX Company.
Caller: "You just called me?"
Me: Excuse me?
Caller:"Someone from your office just called me?"
Me: I'm sorry I have no idea
Caller: This is Jeff
Me: Ok Jeff I'm sorry I have no idea who called you
Caller: What company is this?
Caller: Well who works there?
Me: Click

Isn't it a teeny bit desperate to blindly call a number on your missed call list when whoever called didn't even deign to leave you a voicemail? Methinks yes. And am I seriously going to read this person a list of the names of all 100 people who work here?

Evidently no.

On a completely unrelated note, I am in a bad mood. I still have a wretched consumptive cough that 1) kept me up all night and 2) caused me to pull muscles in my neck. Pauvre moi.


KO said...

I understand how annoying that must be for you. BUT, when I was applying for jobs, I totally panicked about missed calls from unknown numbers because I always thought they might be in response to resumes or job applications. And one day I did call an unknown number, and when the receptionist picked up and said the name of the company, I recognized it as a place I had applied, and got her to put me through to the appropriate person in HR. And that is in part how I got the job I have now. Just to offer the other perspective.

Sarah said...

i try really hard not to see the persepctive of other people when i'm at work. :-P

Norwego said...

OMG, this used to happen to me at the front desk all the time too! It's so fucking annoying! Especially when the guy on the other end gets all uppity and insists that someone from there just called him, like just now. DUDE, I don't know who the fuck it was! I would usually tell them in a clipped voice to check their voicemail. Click!

Sarah said...


Mr. & Mrs. Cappella said...

AARGH!! One of my biggest pet peeves ever. If it were important, whoever called you would have left a message, or they'll call you back!

Marilyndrew said...

Tussin is good for couch. Even the Wal-Tussin from Walgreens works well. I recomend it.

Hope you feel better soon!

Andy said...

Sorry to hear you're still feeling shitty! No more late nights at the Ashmont Grill! Hope you're tuurning a corner!

The Pink Kitty said...

I used to have to deal with that at the old job. I would just tell people that all calls were routed through the main line and I didn't know who called them so to maybe just wait for the person to call them back or leave a message. and then I'd hang up on them. I hate when people do that!