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    Up In The Air About It

    | New York, NY, USA | Bizarre, Extra Stupid

    (I’m filling in as receptionist at a firm where I’ve never worked before.)

    Me: *on the phone* “Thank you for calling [Company]. How may I help you?”

    Caller: “Yes. Someone called me from there.”

    Me: “Okay. Do you know the name of the person who called?”

    Caller: “Um… I think it was [first name]?”

    Me: “Do you have a last name?”

    Caller: “No. Why did she call me?”

    Me: “I’m not sure, but I’ve found her name, so I’ll transfer you to her.”

    Caller: “NO. I want you to tell me. Why did she call me?”

    Me: “I’m not sure, but if I could transfer you over, I’m sure she’ll be able to tell you.”

    Caller: “But I’m in the airport.”

    Me: “Okay. Should she call you back later?”

    Caller: “No. Why did she call me? Is it a job offer? I’m not looking for a job. I’m just starting a new job.”

    Me: “Well, I’m not sure why she called. But I could transfer you to her—”

    Caller: “NO! I’M AT THE AIRPORT WAITING TO GET ON AN AIRPLANE, SO I CAN’T TALK RIGHT NOW. WHAT DOES THIS COMPANY EVEN DO? WHY ARE YOU CALLING ME?”

    Me: “Well, I didn’t call you. But if you’ll just let me transfer you over, I’m sure she can explain why she called.”

    Caller: “WHY DON’T YOU KNOW WHAT THE COMPANY DOES?! WHY CAN’T YOU TELL ME WHY SHE CALLED?! I’M IN AN AIRPORT! I DON’T HAVE TIME TO TALK! WHY DID SHE CALL ME?”

    Me: “I’m sorry, I just don’t know why she called you. But if I could just transfer you.—”

    Caller: “I’M IN AN AIRPORT!” *click*