“Hello”
“Hello”
“Is that Mrs Hisname?”
“No”
“Is Bloke there?”
“No”
“Is this the Hisname residence?”
*considers a nuanced answer, but can’t be bothered*
“Yes”
*clearly starting to sound a little tetchy with me*
“Well this is Michelle from Telstra, we’ll call back later”.

Seriously, if you’d started with “I’m Michelle from Telstra, could I speak to Bloke Hisname please” I might have been inclined to answer more helpfully. Which would have got it over with for both of us rather faster Michelle. When did identifying yourself before asking for the person you want go out of style? When did this start to annoy me and make me sound like my Dad?

Michelle is lucky she didn’t get my Dad on the line. He would have told her to ring back and try again til she got it right.

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