Life. Laughs. Ideas. Insights. From A Newly Liberated Mom
November 20, 2013
Man, where has the week gone? These non-stop days show no signs of easing up. I drag myself out of bed at the unearthly hour of 6:00am. This is wa-ay too early to be up on cool mornings like we’re having now. But get up, I must.
Sometimes I feel like I’m running a marathon. Time to put on my running shoes and I’m off with Tonto HipebDaughter1 by my side attacking that endless to-do list with a vengeance. Errands, errands, errands. There’s never a shortage of clowns to deal with wherever we go. Good thing there’s always something to laugh about, not right there but later. Case in point, true story:
Me: My daughter wants to open a savings account please.
Staff hands me a change of address form.
Me (puzzled): This is not the right form.
Staff (looks at form): Oh. (hands me a housing loan form).
Me (puzzled and p*ssed): Er, wrong form.
Staff (impatient): You want to apply for a credit card?
Me (losing patience): No!!
Staff (completely clueless by now): Oh, internet banking, right?
Me (totally losing patience): No!!! I just want to open a savings account (for crying out loud!!)
Really? Which part of savings account do you not understand??!! At this point, I’m ready to yank her out of her seat and take over her spot as bank officer at a major bank!
It’s people like her that make my day so much more fun 🙄 . There’s lots more everyday scenarios like this and I’m sure everyone’s had their fair share of dealing with clueless and/or incompetent staffers, just that they’re probably too wimpy nice to talk about it. To be fair, not everyone is clueless and/or incompetent. In these past few months of running around like a crazy woman, I’ve met one customer service staffer who actually knew his job, followed up as promised and went out of his way to help.
So yeah, I look at my watch and an errand that should take no more than a half hour can sometimes take triple the time to accomplish. Is it a wonder I’m getting nowhere with my to-do list? *sigh*