Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Whining Wednesday

Whining Wednesdays! [Photo]In my exercise class on wednesday, someone came up with the term, Wednesday was for whining. Okay, I take that. The more they whined the harder they had to work. I have decided to dedicate Wednesday to strictly whining. If you would like to join in, please be my guest. I think it will be fun. Just don't let it get out of hand and don't use real names just to help protect the non-whiners. PBSssssst. Whatever!Okay, I will start. Well, I don't know how many of you know that I install blinds for Lowe's Home Improvement. Yes, I am going to use their name. But, I am having trouble getting a hold of anyone when I call. So, here is what happened on Wednesday, August 13th. I was driving from an install. The install went really well. That is because I did all the measuring. Funny how that happens.Okay, so being the professional that I am, (I liked to think that I am), I noticed that I had a missed call from Lowe's from the Southside store. I don't like to take my phone in on a job, because if it rings it just breaks my momentum. So, I called back and asked the operator to patch me through to the deparment. The phone rang and rang and rang and rang and rang [Photo](you get the point) until the operator came back on and asked"How may I direct your call?" So, this time I ask for them to page the department, because they carry phones on them. The phone rang and rang and rang and rang ( are you getting the point?)[Photo][Photo]The operator comes back on and asked again; "Who are you holding for?" I then said, "Now I need install sales please." She then asked "Is there something I can help you with?" You can get me installs sales please (my tone of voice is getting rather frustrated).The phone rang and rang and rang and rang. Urgh! So, again the phone rang back to the operator, "How may I direct your call?" Could you please, page install sales! Again, the phone rang and rang, etc... I was getting really ticked off by this point. The operator comes back on, I know you guys, most of you would have hung up by now, but hey I am trying all my avenues. If I don't talk to someone about what is going on, they are blowing my phone up and getting on me. [Photo]One more, time, the operator came back on and asked "Who are you holding for?" I reply in a stern voice, "Now, I need a manager." She replied "okay, let me see." The phone rang and rang and rang........ You have got to be kidding me. People this is 2:30 in the afternoon. The kids are still on summer vacation. Where the heck is everyone.She gets back on and I say "What is the manager's name?" Let me patch... "No, I need a name, you are not going to patch me to anybody." She says: "Let me see who is working right now" "Are you freakin kidding me, not anybody, cause I keep getting you. Apparently, you are the only one working out of the three departments I have tried. She gave me a name. I said "I am on my way." Urgh! You know I feel like my friend at the top, I just want to stuff the pillow on each one of those departments. Men happen to be in charge of all these departments. Worthless Men.Okay, that is my whining for Wednesday. Feel free to add your Whining Wednesdays.
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