Sometimes, You Just Can’t Win, Part 2

| | Right | September 7, 2008

Me: “Hi, this is Alyssa, how can I help you?”

Caller: “Hi, yeah, someone from your company called me and they were being all friendly to me over the phone.”

Me: “… Oh? Were they rude to you in anyway?”

Caller: “No… it’s just… they were being all nice… and I don’t like it when people pretend to be my friend, like they know me!”

Me: “All right, but I don’t understand what the problem is with that.”

Caller: “…”

Me: “You know what, I’ll just go ahead and take you off our calling list, okay? You have a great day.”

Sometimes, You Just Can’t Win

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  • Trillium

    I can understand that. When a person is being all extra polite and wasting time on niceties instead of being direct and professional is mightily annoying.

    I got it, lady, you need more time to find the info, stop asking me to stay on hold two more minutes every damn minute! I’m not going anywhere! Jeez!

    And workers pretending to be your friend are just lying, like hotels and restaurants calling customers “guests”. I pay you money, you do your job. We might smile to each other and feel good that I got a barista who knows my usual order, or that you got a customer who behaves and order same things every time, but there’s nothing more. As soon as I leave your establishment I stop existing for you, you stop existing for me.