Friday, December 5, 2008

So Odd...

OK I have to quickly share this odd story with y'all. I just called this company to order a component of my Christmas gifts to my cousins (actually the children of my cousins but y'all probably don't care about those details). I've never ordered from this company before but now that I have my fancy pants (and so far not that frequently used ....mostly because it scares me a little bit....but I'm working through my issues....I think!) embroidery capable sewing machine, I thought this would be a fun gift component when a monogram is added. (Sorry to be so cryptic- I promise to reveal my uber creative and totally fabulous gift idea in the coming week or so.)

Back to my phone call.....which is the point of this post.

I called. Someone answered- I think this someone was a male- but towards the end of the conversation I was questioning that initial assumption. The person mumbled and I could barely hear him and definitely could not understand him. So I questioned if I had dialed the correct number. He (or she....still unsure) said yes. I told him what I wanted to order and he asked what extension I needed. I scrolled online and answered. I was totally confused but went with it. So then it got really really weird. Because he was sort of mumbling to himself- sounded as if he started Friday Happy Hour a wee bit early at his desk- and humming. Like pretending to connect me to another number but he never left the phone. This went on for a minute or two but of course felt like forever. So finally he stopped mumbling and humming pretend elevator music and asked what I would like to order. I was at this point beyond baffled and asked if this was a joke. He (now sounding a bit more like a she) said no (as if I was crazy for asking as much) that it was the end of the day and he was a bit punchy. I was too weirded out. So I calmly said that this was odd and that I would just call another company instead.

Dude, have you turned on the news lately? Business is falling apart right and left. And instead of selling me a box of your products, you chose to completely creep me out and force me to buy my box-o-product elsewhere.

But no fear, creepy man-woman! I googled and found a company I like so much better. A company with the capabilities for me to order online. A company with a greater variety of products. A company that, as far as I can tell, refrains from making customers get the heeby-jeebies. Isn't that just so odd? Maybe it's a "had to be there" story but trust me, it was bizarre!

4 comments:

Lilly P. Wannabe said...

I am with you, that would totally creep me out! At least you found the product somewhere else. Can't wait to see what it is!

thepreppyprincess said...

Good for you saying "Goodbye" to the creepy one and "Hello" to the second company. Honestly.

And we can't wait to see/hear the idea/creation!

Hope your week ahead is outstanding!
tp

GrannySmithGreen said...

What a funny story. I'm sure it wasn't pleasant at the time, but you can look back and laugh at how odd it all was.

Molly said...

So weird!! I cant wait to hear what you are doing though!!

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