An angry woman (AW) caller today:
Me: Good Morning xx company,
AW: STOP sending me faxes.
Me: Ah – I'm sorry?
AW: YOU keep sending me faxes.
Me: Oh, I'm sorry a typo somewhere must have resulted in your number being put on a Surefax list which goes out with bid invitations.
AW: Well, I don't want them, so take me off.
Me; Yes certainly, what is your number and I will give it to the correct person to remove that number.
AW: I don't want to tell you my number.
Me: Well, our list has hundreds of numbers on it not just one (your number). So I need your number so it can be deleted.
AW: I don't think I should give you my number. What's your name?
AW: Well I hope I'm not sorry for giving you this – it's xxx xxx xxxx
And, let me tell you Emjay if I get one more fax I will report you to the FBI.
And, as if it's not enough that I have to worry about appearing on a 10 most wanted list, my work computer ceased to be able to get onto the internet. Click on the icon and the hourglass would appear for a few seconds and then go away without a browser appearing. I still had network access and email - I just couldn't do any fun stuff!
After a few freeze ups where control-alt-delete wouldn't even bring up the Task Manager and I had to pull the plug out to get the stupid thing to turn off; I called in the IT expert.
IT expert arrives 4 hours later (we're a big office) and proceeds to click on the Explorer icon a few times; computer freezes; control-alt-delete will not come up.
"Mmmm" he says "we'll have to turn it off"…. He looks at the computer and asks "is this the button?"
And people wonder why I drink!