My first job was at a big video rental retailer, who is now defunct. We had to call members and let them know when they had movies overdue.
This was the worst job ever! I would have to call and let Steve know he had some "adult films" overdue and his wife Jane would answer. awkward. Being the helpful wife he married she would want to know the names of the films so she could return them, so he would stop accruing late fees. Luckily, we had a policy that I was only able to tell Steve about his overdue movies.whew! Jane wasn't such a fan of this policy. When I wasn't able to reach nice wives like Jane, I would reach horrid voice mails. One man had a pirate message-something along the lines of "ahoy, matey we're off searching the seas for buried treasures, we'll get back to you when our ship docks" and ever had a bird sound effect in there. That's one minute I won't get back for having to listen to that junk. Or the people with gangsta tunes playing-you know the ones that talk so lovingly of women and their "assets". Some people wanted to make sure the whole family was involved. " Hi, you've reached the Johnson's -Bob (dad), Marcia (mom), Mikey (son) and Maggie (daughter)- each one saying their own name. and in unison "We're not home right now but leave us a message." I wonder how must time they wasted to record that one.
I don't usually leave messages, unless I have to for work or something. and I NEVER EVER check my voicemails. When calling me please don't leave one. I finally went in to check my messages last week and I had 23 messages. Mostly from my Mother, who I've told
PPS whoever invented those callertunes-should be put in a room with padded walls and locked up forever listening to them. Are we so ADD now that we can't listen to the five rings waiting for our caller to pick up? Numero uno, they get stuck in my head for the rest of the day. and no I really don't want to listen to your shittay Nickelback choice. 2. they're stupid. 3. people actually pay for that shit. I try to keep my cell phone bill as cheap as I can. That $2.99 your paying towards that Nickleback song could be better spent on anything else. yes, anything. drugs, alcohol, your kids, your neighbor's kids. I kid, I kid. well somewhat.
I hope I'm not the only one that feels this way. even if I am leave me some love to show me I am normal. even if you think I have lost my mind.