Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by P'NutButter, Mar 23, 2015.
Exactly! Apologies for the faux drama ... The post was a goodun ...
Shakira getting rescheduled.
Waiting, in general, If it was just for important things which needs patience and understing it would be ok, that's how life works.
But I literally can't at people always magically delaying everything at the last minute, knowing damn well I am already out and just keep me out there in the old waiting for them.
I always have a book on me so I can just read while waiting if anyone’s ever late.
Also I’m not the best with timekeeping so I can’t judge too harshly if I’m left waiting.
Same, I mean the thing is I understand and don't mind when it's something that the person cannot control.
At the same time when people know things in advance and they delay 30 minutes before (when you are already out) it for reasons they already knew it does feel a bit disrespectful, but mistakes are mistakes I guess!
Call centre training where 60% of the time is spent doing group activities, endless presentations and icebreakers instead of actual hands on learning. I've worked in so many call centres and I do appreciate how laid back and easy money the training is, but we were literally sitting for hours today drawing posters and having mundane group conversations about tone of voice and "buzz words". I've still got another two weeks to go. You'd think these companies would realise the best way to learn is simply start taking calls ASAP!
Myself, because Facebook is just re-introducing my apparent lack of self esteem and validation...
Plus those fucking 'wave' 'wave back' things are stupid. Poking was the original icon.
That Americans pronounce Graham as Gram, Craig as Creg.
I bought a couple of items online specifically because they were advertised as "50% off!" I get to checkout and a code appears that also allows me to have next-day delivery for £1.99 so of course I put that in too and proceed to pay.
That evening I go check my account and they've charged me full price for the items... long story short, apparently because I entered the delivery code the promotions for the items were removed and the only way I can get the 50% off now is to send the items back and re-order?!! FUCK
A friend of mine is actually named Gram, so he has the opposite thing of being called Graham by British folks (his twin brother is named Gage). The Cregg thing is horrible though.
How English people pronounce mocha.
Rude woman called asking for some insurance certificate, so I explained we were a tech company and not related to insurance and she got really patronising and said "you're a company right? Well, when you get audited you'll need this BLAH certificate, so go and ask someone to provide it to us."
I put her on hold - or rather mute - and she made a joke to her colleague about me not understanding her so I unmuted and told her I was able to hear everything she was saying. She soon shut up after that.
I live for these sorts of stories.
Other people’s actions that become your problem.
I’m a nurse and I had a phone call from a woman
“Has the doctor seen my husband yet?”
“No he’ll be coming this afternoon so I should have more information then”
“He said he was coming this morning”
“.... er, I’m not sure but I know he’s definitely coming later”
“Oh but he said he was coming this morning”
Rinse and repeat for what felt like 100 years
Friend who didn't even wish me a happy birthday this year (and this is particularly bad because this is a friend with whom I had exchanged birthday presents for the last 20+ years, and my birthday was back in July, so even if she forgot she had lots of time to remember), getting upset I'm not up for travelling like 400km twice to go to her birthday lunch/dinner.
Sure, if you can't even do something that takes about 5 seconds, I'm really going to spend my time and money on 2 long trips just for you.
Squirrel as squirl.
A lot of Scottish people hear my name as Graham when I say Liam on the phone.
I am astonished at how angry and easily pissed I am lately, I do hate November overall in general (it feels all the bad stuff happens always this month), but I just feel this moments of anger that are quite impressive, especially since I am usually not that angry or sad, I wonder how to spit it out in a constructive way.
Separate names with a comma.