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    People don't know how to talk on the phone

    I've got multiple examples, but this one just happened a couple of minutes ago. I seriously think people are retarded these days.

    When you call people, IDENTIFY YOURSELF.

    Ring, ring.

    Me: hello

    Stranger: Is [Steve's wife] there?

    Me: No.

    Pause

    More pause - apparently I was supposed to break the pause. I didn't.

    Stranger: Who am I speaking to?

    Me: Who am I speaking to? You called this number.

    Stranger: Uh, I'm calling from the dentists office for [Steve's wife].

    Me: Well I'm [Steve's wife]'s husband.

    Stranger: She has an appointment at 2:30 tomorrow.

    Don't people know normal phone etiquette shit anymore?
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    #2
    She was probably posting pics of her lunch on facebook.

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      #3
      No they don't and no common courtesy either.

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        #4
        "Dentist's office". Best keep your top eye open Steve!
        This sig didn't cost me any money.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Steve28 View Post
          I've got multiple examples, but this one just happened a couple of minutes ago. I seriously think people are retarded these days.

          When you call people, IDENTIFY YOURSELF.

          Ring, ring.

          Me: hello

          Stranger: Is [Steve's wife] there?

          Me: No.

          Pause

          More pause - apparently I was supposed to break the pause. I didn't.

          Stranger: Who am I speaking to?

          Me: Who am I speaking to? You called this number.

          Stranger: Uh, I'm calling from the dentists office for [Steve's wife].

          Me: Well I'm [Steve's wife]'s husband.

          Stranger: She has an appointment at 2:30 tomorrow.

          Don't people know normal phone etiquette shit anymore?


          Having worked in the medical field in the past, they aren't supposed to tell you who it is unless they know that you're who you say you are and that you are allowed to know what your wife is doing.

          It's dumb. But it's HIPPA law.
          What?

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            #6
            I had a guy call for [Steve's wife's first name] one time. A telemarketer or something.

            Me: Who's this?

            Him: Kirk

            Pause. I like pauses.

            Him: Can I speak to [Steve's wife's first name]?

            Me: Which one?

            Him: What?

            Me: There's two [Steve's wife's first name]s here.

            -Just adding a little cultural knowledge to you folks here, you know how we have juniors and they're male. Inuks do that with females as well. There can be a John Jr and a Jane Jr.

            One of my daughters is a junior.

            Him: [Steve's wife's first name] badly pronouncing my wife's last name.

            More pause

            Him: Can I speak to [Steve's wife's first name]?

            Me: No, you haven't identified yourself.

            Him: I told you I'm Kirk, why are you playing games?

            ^^He actually sounded belligerent there.

            Me: Wait, I'll get [Steve's wife's first name], I think she's upstairs.

            Then I put the phone down and started internetting. I wonder how long he waited.





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              #7
              This is the best way to get a telemarketer.

              https://csagovernment.org/index.html

              http://deovindice.org/

              http://dixienet.org/

              http://leagueofthesouth.com/

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                #8
                Originally posted by Jenn View Post



                Having worked in the medical field in the past, they aren't supposed to tell you who it is unless they know that you're who you say you are and that you are allowed to know what your wife is doing.

                It's dumb. But it's HIPPA law.
                This is a problem when you call people and expect them to identify themselves before you identify yourself.

                I will not identify myself to someone on the phone who has called me until they have identified themselves to me first. I think that's pretty normal.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Steve28 View Post

                  This is a problem when you call people and expect them to identify themselves before you identify yourself.

                  I will not identify myself to someone on the phone who has called me until they have identified themselves to me first. I think that's pretty normal.
                  Usually, not after they identify themselves either.
                  I don't know.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by gamgee View Post

                    Usually, not after they identify themselves either.
                    Yup.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Steve28 View Post

                      This is a problem when you call people and expect them to identify themselves before you identify yourself.

                      I will not identify myself to someone on the phone who has called me until they have identified themselves to me first. I think that's pretty normal.
                      Get caller ID you cheap bastard
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                        #12
                        This is a classic
                        Hello..

                        May I speak to Zachary?....

                        He is not here, who's calling?.....

                        Ron from the IRS........

                        Zach is not here, may I take a message?.........

                        Our records show he is behind on his tax payments and owes the IRS $12000...........

                        Wait, I'll see if he's here........pause for 2 minutes..........Ron, you still there?.........

                        Yes........

                        He is here, I told him what you said and he said you can go piss up a rope!...........

                        The IRS takes this very seriously, please inform him he will face consequences if he doesn't pay immediately...........

                        I informed him but he's busy lickin his balls........

                        What?..........

                        Now he has a red rocket and is lickin it. He must be thinkin of you Ron...........

                        No need to get insulting..........( I cut him off)..........

                        Ron you dum fuck, Zach is my dog and.....(Ron hangs up)

                        Apparently somebody didn't do his research but he did identify himself!

                        Screw diplomacy...........bring it!

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                          #13
                          They now have a number you can 3rd party call to while on the phone with one of them. It is a robot that engages the telemarketer, with serious sounding question and then random stuff. Its called The Jolly Roger.

                          https://www.yahoo.com/makers/guy-cre...194644030.html

                          This is one of them, there are a few others.

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                            #14
                            You could just have him talk to Siri.
                            Last edited by Unclefred; 03-03-2016, 11:44 AM.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Steve28 View Post

                              This is a problem when you call people and expect them to identify themselves before you identify yourself.

                              I will not identify myself to someone on the phone who has called me until they have identified themselves to me first. I think that's pretty normal.

                              its a homo trucker hook thang..........


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