Something, Something, Caller

, , , , , | Right | October 21, 2020

Me: “[Business], this is [My Name].”

Caller: “Uh, yeah… I got a call from—” *garbled*

Me: “I’m sorry, who did you say you got a call from?”

Caller: *Silence*

Me: *Five seconds later* “Who was that you had a call from?”

Caller: “Oh… uh… I had a call from this number here.”

Me: “Okay. May I ask your name and what this call is regarding?”

Caller: “I had a call from this number. I’m returning the call.”

Me: “Yes, I just need your name so I can find out who called you.”

Caller: “They called me.”

Me: “I know. There are several people here who could have called and the number would have shown up as the same for each of them. This is the front desk.”

Caller: “But they left a message saying to call them back. I’m calling them back.”

Me: “They didn’t leave a name?”

This is odd, because we’re taught phone etiquette, and part of that is to always leave your name and the reason for your call.

Caller: “No, they just said call back.”

Me: “Okay, do you have a family member who lives here? Have you applied for a job here?”

Caller: “I don’t know.”

Me: *Loses all hope* “Okay, let me see if I can find out who called you.”

I put him on hold and called around to see if anyone called… someone… about something. God, I hate Mondays.

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