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Silly old men June 24, 2010

Posted by Just a typical dad in work stuff.
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Again this is being written on my iPhone (will the novelty ever where off) hehe.

So the other day I’m at work and it’s a case if same crap different day sort of thing when the phone rings.
I pick it up and say in my usual phone voice “good afternoon auction department Jon speaking” and I was greeted by a man who just by the sound of his voice I could tell was in his late 70s.
It then became clear that this gentleman was called tim from a company who I was dealing with and he didn’t sound happy!

So after a confusing 5 minutes I sort of started to understand what he was dribbling on about it turns out he thought I had sold a car to which I hadn’t and he had gone back to his boss and told him it was sold.
There was confusion because someone had asked me if ยฃ19500 would buy the car. So I asked tim the question and he said yea it would.

He obviously wet himself with excitement and thought that meant it was sold. But all it was, was someone showing interest. This he could not understand.

So I’ve got him on the phone and he’s getting madder and madder because I have an answer for everything. And then he snapped and and started calling me names and telling me I was useless etc to which I just stayed quiet and left him to it.

After a further 5 minutes of blaming me for his life problems he stopped and asked me why I had gone quiet and that answer was simply this ” your insults don’t effect me in the slightest as because you are considerably older than me this generally means you will die before me and as your lay in the ground being eaten by worms I will still be young enough to put on my best suit ,gel my hair perfectly, put on my best dancing shoes and do a jolly jig over you!”

Now of course I couldn’t say this to a client so my response was my usual ” leave it with me and I’ll see what I can do”
And you know what I sold that bloody car for ยฃ20000.

I guess what I’m trying to get at is that did he really have to throw insults at me for 10 minutes over the phone because he cocked up? Nu uh!

Anyway I came out with the last laugh as his boss phoned to thank me and instead if 10 minutes of insults I had 5 minutes of praise and he then said how useless tim was! Result!!



1. kailexness - June 24, 2010

I once had a customer rant at me for about 20 minutes about not being home to receive her good (she had ordered with me) because her freezer had broken down and the car had a flat tyre. Swearing at me and being very abusive, eventually she stopped and asked what I was going to do about it and I said “I can’t do anything about your freezer and your car but I can re send your parcel when it gets back here” and she realised what an idiot she’d been and spent the next 20 mins apologising….

Just a typical dad - June 25, 2010

its the greatest feeling ever isnt! just that moment when you see them realise how stupid they have actually been! ๐Ÿ™‚

2. urbanvox - June 24, 2010

it is the victory of the echo over the voice… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Just a typical dad - June 25, 2010

wise words! ๐Ÿ™‚

3. aparnasdotcom - June 25, 2010

I hope your client doesn’t read blogs… ๐Ÿ™‚ …


Just a typical dad - June 25, 2010

haha im pretty sure he wouldnt know how to turn a computer on let alone read my blog! lol

4. Emma - June 25, 2010

Bless you , it really is the simpe things in life that make you happy isnt it? ๐Ÿ™‚ x

5. Naomi - June 27, 2010

I had a customer belittle me before back when I was a hostess and I nearly broke down in front of him. Now that I’m headed back to the work force I’m definitely going to keep this post in mind if I ever come across a client like this. ^_^

P.S. I have something for you on my blog! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


6. Vic - June 29, 2010

I’d have got more than that after 10 mins of abuse! lol

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