Friday, July 2, 2021

Go Ask Siri!

 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?


Joanne Noragon said...

Now that caller is purely ignorant.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I don't have Siri but can and do ask Google

River said...

Sir or an atlas or state road maps directory or anything else rather than call you. I would have given them the mileage to the country Columbia, or is it Colombia? either way that would ensure they never make it to your site.

Val said...

I wonder if they call your competitors and ask for directions to YOUR campground?

Linda O'Connell said...

Just another annoyance. One time afriend and I were ata writer's conference and needed to get back to Manchester, so I asked the smart aleck. She said, "You can not access Manchester from your location. It is across the sea." We were a block away.
I can only imagine what storioes this weekend will generate for you.