Yesterday when I started writing about phone calls, I had planned to go in an entirely different direction. But, being old means my mind is apt to wander and things might just get lost in the round-about.
What I was annoyed about initially was the phone calls that find me not behind my desk in front of the reservation book. Yes, I do know it should be on the computer and HeWho has promised this for about 15 years. I have given up on that. When all is said and done I am quite content with my paper and pencil and my not so sharp eye.
Would-be campers will call and ask to make a reservation for a particular date and I will make my way to the reservation book to see if I can accommodate them, all the while asking pertinent questions. When I find that I can fit them in and ask for their name and a credit card number, they will say they will have to:
1. Think about it and call me back.
2. Ask their wife/husband before committing.
3. Call the other people they want to camp with.
4. Don't have their credit card handy.
This is annoying. But the ultimate annoyance is when a caller simply wants information from me. Like, directions to another campground and/or their phone number. The one yesterday simply wanted to know how far it is from here to Columbia. I was in a quirky mood and almost asked which state, or if they might be referring to the country.
Have these people not heard of Siri?