Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of November 16, 2015

 

This is the place to talk about things that are not GPS related.

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

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Hi everybody…

If you ever have to call customer service, here’s a way to lighten the experience, start off on the right foot and have some fun at the same time.

Whenever I call customer service, after they answer the phone and after they identify themselves, here’s where the fun begins.

I reply “Hello, is this a person to whom I am speaking?”

After breaking into a laugh, I tell him I was just joking around and I explain
having done this for nearly 40 years, I will invariably get 1 of these 3 responses:

Response #1
I will get a moment of stunned silence (simply because what they just heard, simply doesn’t register)

Response #2
They will usually reply by saying, “hang on, I’ll see if they’re here” (just to give themselves a little extra time to think of “what to say”)

Response #3 (although this rarely happens)
They just hang up.

Then I thank them for not choosing door #3.

Now we begin our conversation, with a smile on both ends of the telephone line.

I’ve found out, through years of experience, when you begin a conversation with a little humor, it always goes a whole lot better…

Stay safe, have fun and I’ll see ya next week…

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Monday

They said possible snow this morning but not here yet maybe later today smile

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#3... grin

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Just drove to Calif. from N. Arizona

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Have a great week

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people.

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a great and safe week to all. wink

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Have a great week, everyone.

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Temps will be rising this week to the upper 80's. Doesn't feel like the week before Thanksgiving.

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Finally,

a nice Fall day on a Monday.

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A new week has begun

It was a terrible week-end in Paris

Our prayers to all who suffered the atrocities

To our Government: Keep us safe

Hope you all have a great week

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tailspin wrote:

If you ever have to call customer service, here’s a way to lighten the experience, start off on the right foot and have some fun at the same time.

Whenever I call customer service, after they answer the phone and after they identify themselves, here’s where the fun begins.

I reply “Hello, is this a person to whom I am speaking?”

After breaking into a laugh, I tell him I was just joking around and I explain
having done this for nearly 40 years, I will invariably get 1 of these 3 responses:

Response #1
I will get a moment of stunned silence (simply because what they just heard, simply doesn’t register)

Response #2
They will usually reply by saying, “hang on, I’ll see if they’re here” (just to give themselves a little extra time to think of “what to say”)

Response #3 (although this rarely happens)
They just hang up.

Then I thank them for not choosing door #3.

Now we begin our conversation, with a smile on both ends of the telephone line.

I’ve found out, through years of experience, when you begin a conversation with a little humor, it always goes a whole lot better…

Stay safe, have fun and I’ll see ya next week…

I was taught at a very young age to always be polite and respectful. Including when calling (any) customer service. "Is this a person to whom I am speaking" was something I've heard my dad say a lot over the years (my wife says it's because I grew up on a farm, and we tend to repeat things a lot). I've also heard him say to the operator, "Hello, is this the middle? Please get me the other end" I find myself using the first one sometimes, but my wife says it's because I grew up on a farm and we tend to repeat things a lot.

On a serious note, I've found that overall, I have a much better experience if I am nice from the beginning, and like you said - with a little humor.

I hope everyone has a great week!

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Good Monday Morning

Have a good week.

Nice Day Today

Nice Day Today

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Have a great week everyone.

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Have a great week

Be safe

Great Day

Have a good week

Happy Week

Have a great week everyone and drive safely. We may get some snow today.

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ChefDon

Have a

great week everyone, stay safe! Keep your head on a swivel, be aware of your surroundings!!

Regards,

Norm

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Good Morning, All

Have a good day.

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Hi

windy today and cool, warming later in the week

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Have a nice week everybody

Have a nice week everybody

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Happy week y'all...

Be alert and stay safe.

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Good Morning

It is cold, windy and raining this morning here in Benson, AZ. I hope everyone has a good week.

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Great week

to all

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Lily Tomlin as Ernestine

tailspin wrote:

If you ever have to call customer service, here’s a way to lighten the experience, start off on the right foot and have some fun at the same time.

Whenever I call customer service, after they answer the phone and after they identify themselves, here’s where the fun begins.

I reply “Hello, is this a person to whom I am speaking?”

Showing my age here, but that brings back memories of Lily Tomlin on Rowan and Martin's laugh in, back in the days when there were good programs on TV.

http://www.lilytomlin.com/wordpress2/lilytomlin/lily-tomlins...

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Have a great week

Just a hint of snow this morning!

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Monday again

I'm getting over my Sunday Football blues. It's Monday, everyone have a good safe week.

Rain

We're finally getting the much needed rain.

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FJM

Have A Nice Week

Have A Nice Week !!

Have a Great Week

Stay safe.

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Tom

Rain, Rain, Rain

and more Rain. Mon., Tues., and Wed, here in the Midwest. But we need it.

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Fall is still holding on...

...here in SW Ohio. But, I have a feeling Winter is on it's way.

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I bought 200 daffodil bulbs and between today and yesterday, I'm down to about 40 bulbs left to plant of the 200. The retailer specified that the bulbs be planted 6 inches deep with the six inches starting from the top of the bulb. That is a lot of digging and I needed a break.

Hello!

Hello! Have a great week!

Happy Birthday.....

to me.. That's it...

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Hi

Beautiful weather today, Too bad it won't last.

Windmill post.

Windmill post.

Nice Monday here!

Nice Monday here!

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Good Week

Have a good week all ! Getting ready for huge quantities of tryptophan next week.

Have

A nice day.

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Jim Jones

Gettin' ready ...

... for more of the Holiday season.
Be safe out there folks!

Have a great week

.

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GPS City today cut the price of the Zumo 660 motorcycle GPS to $309. This unit sold for $699 MSRP until recently.

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Happy New Week. Windy and raining here.

Have a great week ....

and stay safe!

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Hi

Have a great week.

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And another week begins. A

And another week begins. A little warmer, but I just know snow is on the way....

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Have a great Week

I hope everyone here has a great week be safe. grin

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