November 15, 2006

The phone call I just had

I answer the phone at my work, politely as usual.

"Hello. This is Eric Anderson at Sterling. I need to speak to whoever is in charge of ordering your printer supplies."

I say, "I'm in charge of..."

"Noooooo, you're not. Your boooss is. What's his name?"

"It's JJ, but I AM the one who orders the..."

"No, I'll call JJ back." Click.

Note how he automatically assumed my boss was a "he." What a prick.

8 comments:

Sideon said...

How infuriating!

He's the new WEENIS of the week!

Cele said...

I'm with Sideon...

He is the new WEENIS of the WEEK!

Bull said...

Hmmm. I'd take that as an indication that it's time to switch office supply companies.

Sister Mary Lisa said...

He's such a prick I can't even give him Weenis status.

Bull, I use a local office supply place, who is very good. This guy was a solicitor, of the rudest variety.

I can't wait for him to call back. I won't forget his name and I'll interrupt him in the middle of his speaking like he did me.

But wait, that would make me a prick too. I'll just hang up.

Jazzy said...

I have one word for what he is...

can you say WEEEENIS?

What a jerk! They are not the only supplier in town! Maybe he should think about that the next time he speaks to a customer like that. That is completely unacceptable in my book, and I would be tempted to let his boss know that.

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Wow! I think this is beyond Weenis Award of the Week. I think he wins the Michael Scott Award for being patronizing and sexist. What a dick.

Simeon's Peep Stone said...

That's just stupid! What an idiot. It's hard to get a new client and be rude at the same time.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, what a prick! That is completely unprofessional. Too bad he hung up before you could tell him off!