Sunday, May 30, 2010

Phone Etiquette ..........

I was still sipping at my too-hot-to-gulp coffee and heading out the side door to mop bathrooms when the ringing of the phone jarred loudly. I grabbed it quickly, he who is scheduled to work at his other job today is still sleeping...... It is only 6:45. I answer in a hushed tone. Kan-Do Kampground. "Umm, yeah (long pause). Do you know what time the pool opens?" Yes, I do. A really long pause, then "So, um, yeah, do you know?" Yes, I know. Another pause (I do believe they would call this a pregnant pause in a novel, but I am loathe to use the word in case it would turn into some weird prediction for the caller). Finally I take pity on the caller ...... Oh, you would like for me to tell you the time. The pool is open for day swimmers every day from 11 am until 7 pm. I could tell the term "dayswimmer" really messed with his head, but he didn't ask and thanked me before ending the call. I take my petty little pleasures whenever I have the opportunity. It is going to be a long, long day..........

9 comments:

houndstooth said...

Bah! I'd have added that there's a fee for answering ridiculous questions at ungodly hours!

Brian Miller said...

smiles. he just wanted to hear your voice...

otin said...

I hate when people call at that hour!

Mamma has spoken said...

Why would you call that early? Whatever happen to no phone calls until 8 am unless it is an emergency?

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

look at the bright side... he didn't call after midnight (well, technically he did but not in the "dark" after midnight) and ask what time the pool opened. lol!

Whitney Lee said...

Seriously? Who needs to know pool hours that freaking early? Good for you, though!

ellen abbott said...

Sounds like it's starting already.

Eternally Distracted said...

Some things are emergencies ;0)

Pat said...

I'm surprised you even answered the phone. I'd have a recording on the phone during off hours, "The pool hours are from blah to blah", and whatever else like if they want to make reservations to camp, leave their name and phone number. We've called many campgrounds who had to call us back.