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More Garage Door Opener Silliness. by tucsonmike on 28 August 2007 4:03am
 
Oh, did I have a silly day today. After meeting with the Sudanese yesterday, today just showed me how spoiled people can be.

First call. A man living in a rural area. He wants to know why his hand held garage door opener remote will not work at 500 feet. (If they work at 100 feet, you are doing well). He was complaining, because the remotes did not work at 300 feet.
I could not believe this, but tried not to laugh. He droned on.
"My driveway is 2000 feet long and I have to go downhill to leave. What happens in the winter? I will slam into the gate."
I wanted to say, you have bigger problems, pal.
Bottom line, he needs an industrial gate.

Second call, from a real estate agent managing a condo complex.
"I demand a free clicker, young man. I hear you accent, you are from New York City's outer boroughs,"
she said with a sniff.

I wanted to say "yeah, and your point, being?"

Most of my callers are great and I have become friends with a couple of them.
 
Re: More Garage Door Opener Silliness. by Ellerd on 28 August 2007 10:40am
 
What's a clicker?
 
Re: More Garage Door Opener Silliness. by Ellerd on 28 August 2007 10:41am
 
More importantly, can you tell someone to shove it up their backside?
 
Re: More Garage Door Opener Silliness. by johnnythemonkey on 28 August 2007 1:45pm
 
You are rather rude Ellerd. Unlike Mike and I, you are not cut out to deal with the public. You are Australian.
 
Re: More Garage Door Opener Silliness. by kazzzz on 28 August 2007 2:59pm
 
*cough*
 
Re: More Garage Door Opener Silliness. by tucsonmike on 28 August 2007 3:33pm
 
Ellerd a clicker is a larger hand held remote. My outfit bought a company called Clicker.

No, I do not tell them to shove it. I have more fun listening to the minority whine. The ladies are bothered more, some cuss them out. They hear me I suspect and think, "oh God, this guy sounds like a jerk."

I had one man last Saturday try to bargain with me. He actually wanted the company to put me on a plane to Toronto to do a service call. Then he wanted a free laser parking device. (This would make a great Python routine).

Before he hung up on me, he told me what a rude young man I was. I told him it took years to perfect this level of rudeness. I watch Blackadder for practice.

With that, he gasped and hung up.

Thanks Johnny LOL! I am trying to imagine an Australian call center. Same reason there are no call centers in New York.
 
Re: More Garage Door Opener Silliness. by johnnythemonkey on 28 August 2007 3:47pm
 
Did you cough Karen ? If I were 'Ray', I would rub your chest at least. ;)
 
Re: More Garage Door Opener Silliness. by Ellerd on 28 August 2007 4:24pm
 
We have ways of dealing with people like this, John. Two words - I believe one starts with the letter F...
 
Re: More Garage Door Opener Silliness. by geordiegirl on 28 August 2007 7:28pm
 
That made me laugh, Mike. The Great American Public...just like our lot. I bet you had some nutters when you worked in libraries, as i did.
 
Re: More Garage Door Opener Silliness. by tucsonmike on 28 August 2007 8:27pm
 
Oh yes Linda, some of them were "different" that is for sure.

I can see the Australian Call Center, like the Python routine Bruce Bruce and Bruce.

A New York Call Center would go something like this:
Technician: What do you want?
Caller: I need help.
Tech: Yeah? I can't give you that kinda help.
Caller: I need help with my Garage Door Opener.
Tech: What's it to me?
Caller: That's what I called you for.
Tech: Yeah our GDO's don't break, you musta done somethin.
Caller: Lemme speak to your supervisor, jerk.
Tech. Slams the phone down.

In a Philadelphia Call Center you would get the same abuse, only it is not comprehensible to anyone outside Philadelphia.
 
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