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Hey G.W., Crazy Lady On Line 1

, , , , , | Right | August 12, 2008

(I used to work in a building on 17th and Pennsylvania Ave, which is a block away from the White House.)

Me: “Good morning, [Company].”

Lady: “Uh, hi… is this office in DC?”

Me: “Yes, ma’am, this is the DC office. How may I direct your call?”

Lady: “Is your building by the White House?”

Me: “Yes, it is…?”

Lady: “Can you run over there and tell them to pick up the phone? I’ve been calling all day but I can’t get ahold of the President!”

Me: *click*


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Behind Every New Sign Is Someone Stupid

, , , | Right | August 9, 2008

(I work in the mail room of a large corporate law firm filled with Harvard grad attorneys.)

Attorney: “I’m needing to send a fax and this machine has a problem!”

Me: “Okay, let me help you with that.”

Attorney: “This machine doesn’t have a dash button!”

Me: “I’m sorry, a dash button?”

Attorney: “Yeah, like in the instructions: 201 DASH 555 DASH 1234…”

(After that incident we had to go back and change ALL the signs for the fax machines on every floor to say, “Do not include the dash.”)