A Child’s Priorities Are The Ultimate Christmas Gift

, , , , | Right | December 20, 2018

(It’s five days before Christmas, and delivery companies worldwide are in overdrive trying to get people’s stuff delivered on time. Delays inevitably develop. My coworker gets a call from a customer who has just checked the shipping company’s website, and found that her son’s XBox 360 won’t be delivered until December 26th. Therefore, since we are the company she handed the money to, she has called us to complain.)

Customer: *screaming so loudly that I, a few desks down, can hear her* “You’ve ruined my son’s Christmas! I want you to personally tell my son that his present isn’t going to get here on time, and that he’s not going to have a present under the tree on Christmas morning!”

(My coworker stammers, and tries to reason with her, but it is too late; the child is on the phone.)

Twelve-Year-Old Kid: “Hello?”

Coworker: *as upbeat as possible* “Hey there, buddy. I’m really sorry, but your XBox isn’t going to get there until the day after Christmas.”

Twelve-Year-Old Kid: *really, really excited* “I’m getting an XBox?!

Coworker: “Yeah, but it’s not going to be there until the day after Christmas.”

Twelve-Year-Old Kid: “I don’t care! I’m getting an XBox!”

(He hands the phone back to his mother, and shouts of, “Yes!” and, “Woohoo!” can be heard in the background.)

Mother: *mumbling sheepishly* “Yeah, well, it better show up…”

(She quickly hung up the phone. It was one of those rare times when the customer’s attempt to make us the bad guys completely backfired.)

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