Attention Deficiency Epidemic

Me: May I get a phone number you can be contacted at please?

Caller: 2600 Westridge Rd.

Me: Do you have a new phone that will call you on the phone using your address? Is it a new technology? Can I name it DipShit after you?

*Actual caller handled by me while working for an answering service. Names & Identifying information have been changed. Bolded text is what I DESIRED to say…*

© 2010 by What I Desired to Say….


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Non-Working

Me: And what number can you be reached at, please?

Caller: Well, the number I was originally called at by the sales person is not working and it is 210-555-1212.

Me: OK, I’ll have him call you there at a non-working number. Seems like a good match for your non-working brain. Have a good day!

*Actual caller handled by me while working for an answering service. Names & Identifying information have been changed. Bolded text is what I DESIRED to say…*

© 2010 by What I Desired to Say….

Short-Term Memory…What Was That Again?

Someone paid it forward

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Caller: I was wondering if I could set up an appointment with Steven to show a unit on Sunday between 3:30-4?

Me: I’ll have to have him call you back as he does his own scheduling. May I get your name please?

Caller: Marilyn w/ ReMax.

Me: And your phone number, please?

Caller: 201-555-1212

Me: Thank you Marilyn. I will have Stephen call you as soon as he can.

Caller: Do you want the time and date I’d like to meet with him?

Me: Would it be safe to assume that it hasn’t changed in the last 30 seconds?

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*Actual caller handled by the answering service, MyAnswering.com. Names & Identifying information have been changed. Bolded text is what I DESIRED to say…*

© 2010 by What I Desired to Say….

Un-balanced

Me: Vaccines ‘R’ Us. How can I help you?

Caller: I’d like to know the balance on this Banana Republic card please.

Me: What is the card number, sir?

Caller: 5555-1111-2222-3333

Me: It looks like the balance is $1,000,000, sir.

Caller: That can’t be right.

Me: Of course it’s not right, fool. Vaccines ‘R’ Us can’t help you with Banana Republic card balances.

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*Actual caller handled by the answering service, MyAnswering.com. Names & Identifying information have been changed. Bolded text is what I DESIRED to say…*

Thank You

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Me: May I let Mr. Stephens know what the call will be regarding, please?

Caller: Great. I appreciate it. Thank you.

Me: uh oooohhhhh kaaayyy… I’ll tell him thank you for you then?

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*Actual caller handled by the answering service, MyAnswering.com. Names & Identifying information have been changed. Bolded text is what I DESIRED to say…*