Not Their ‘Area’ Of Expertise

, , , | Right | June 8, 2017

(Our province has two area codes which divide the province into zones. A third area code is added to one of the zones which means that people in that zone can no longer use seven-digit local dialing, and have to use the area code for ten-digit local dialing instead. There has been a fair amount of advertising of this new protocol. I am working as a telephone operator.)

Caller: “I’m trying to make a call and it won’t go through.”

Me: “Ah, yes. What is happening is that a new area code has been added and now you have to dial all 10-digits of the telephone number including the area code for local calling.”

Caller: *angrily* “NO, I don’t have to dial the area code!”

Me: “…”

(I think for a moment.)

Me: “Well, ultimately you ARE right. You don’t have to dial the area code. Unless of course you want your calls to go through.”

Caller: “F*** you, a**-hole!” *click*

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