Overheard in the office

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Eh...it could be as simple as her brain not comprehending the specific "returning her call" phrase, and hearing (just out of habit) something along the lines of "Is she available?"
 

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I realise that. I deal with robotic receptionists all the time. When I am training new people one of the first things I teach them is to avoid phrases that will provoke the pre-programmed response and instead force the person at the other end of the phone to think. I liken it to a computer that is given a task to do which draws processing power away from other tasks and slows the whole thing down.
 

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"Oh my god, did you try them?" When showing a photoshopped image of a bag of "Toothpaste and orange juice" flavored Lay's potato chips.
 

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This weekend, the system we use to fill in what hours were spent with which client was updated. I'm sitting in a room with fellow techies, responses were in the vein of "This looks a lot like the helpdesk software" and "Oh, look, a button, what does it do?" The sounds emerging from the room containing account management were a mixture of blind panic, screams, and rage. I overheard phrases like "Why didn't they do a session to show us how this works?" "Why is everything so different" etc.
 

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Bump...

Not from the office but from Junior Menace last night. He's turning into a right comedian - can't imagine where he gets it from. :wicked:

"Marmite is the taste equivalent of smothering your nut sack with toothpaste then inviting Ronaldo to aim a free kick at your crotch."
 

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Like anyone with a cell phone, Junior gets random cold calls from companies who have no idea they are calling a schoolkid whose only source of income is his newspaper round. He recently revealed his strategy.

Caller: Hi, my name is Natalie and I'm calling about the accident you had (to see if we can sign you up and take 75% of any compensation our lawyers secure from the other party).
Junior: Thanks for calling. I'm a horny 15 year old virgin who rides a bicycle. What colour underwear do you have on?

...Beeeeeep.

Apparently it's even more amusing if the caller is male.
 

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HWF 3.0 just now...

“I can’t reach the dangly thing to get it off properly.”

In context it made sense, but on its own.... :LOL:
 
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