Just Realised How That Sounded

| Working | January 27, 2015

(I was mute for three years due to functional dysphonia. Because most of my employment history was as an agent in various call centers, it was tough finding a job during that time. Fortunately, I was able to land a job as a QA specialist at a call center which required only listening and typing, not talking. At one point the building maintenance guys are doing something to the wiring in our building, and the phone at my desk, which shouldn’t have even been connected, starts ringing.)

Me: *instant-messaging a manager* “My phone rang!”

Manager: “It can’t ring. Yours isn’t even connected.”

Me: “But it’s ringing!”

Manager: “So answer it.”

Me: “How?”

Manager: “What do you mean ‘how’? Just pick up the phone and t— Never mind.”

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