My relationship with Mr Relm

A lady called today to conduct a phone survey of some sort. As with these types of calls, I can never really make out 100% of what the caller is saying. Either I’m hard of hearing or the phone connection is wonky or the caller has language issues. Or all of the above, I’m not sure.

Anyhow our conversation went something like this:

She: So how’s your relationship with our Relationship Manager?

I didn’t catch his name but let’s just call him Mr Relm for short.

Me: (Oh now, that’s private, that’s between him and me πŸ˜‰ .) There is no relationship with your Relationship Manager. He’s never called me. I’ve never heard from him. There is no relationship.

I could sense her uneasiness. Maybe she hadn’t expected such a long answer. It’s probably not on her script.

She: Um, would you like to do this survey in another language, ma’am?

Me: (I thought I’d just established my language prowess there! Okay, maybe she’s having trouble understanding me? Hmm!) No, English would be fine.

She: Okay, can we start the survey now?

Me: (Again?!!! *smoke coming out my ears*) Sure, can you make it quick please (before my patience runs out)?

She: So ma’am, how is your relationship with our Relationship Manager?

Me: (Here we go round the mulberry bush!) Like I just said, there is no relationship between me and your Relationship Manager, end of story.

Sorry, lady, but you caught me in the middle of skyping with my son and I really don’t have time for you, period.

How would you have reacted?

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12 Comments

  • Daily Rant

    Following you from Blog Hops Everyday.
    LOL For some reason I received a lot of these types of calls this week. Everytime they called I was in the middle of something so I was less than polite most of the time.
    One caller stands out the most – Foreign tongue, bad connection – wanted to know if I was happy with – well, I think he said health insurance? I can’t be sure. Anyways I was cooking dinner and said “listen pal, I can’t understand a word you are saying, your connection sucks and I love my insurance – have a nice day.” Click.
    Sometimes you just gotta say- enough.
    Have a great weekend! πŸ˜€

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  • Ashleigh

    I screen every call so normally I would not have answered it. However if I did I would have just put to the phone up the my baby and he could either babble away to her or cry and scream. I have NO patience for a telephone survey with a 4 month old lol.

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  • TigerEyes2001

    I can’t stand those calls. I always get the ones about some sweepstakes with my credit card, or some protection I can get for my car… Don’t care either way. I’m NOT giving you my card number, so deal. And I’m not buying anything! LOL I’m not very pleasant to these people, but I feel like they should have a thick skin, or another job. πŸ™‚
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