Now keep in mind, I’m a relatively reasonable person. I will also admit that I normally wake up around 5 o’clock to go to my job and get there by 7am, so I can leave early and avoid the Los Angeles rush hour.
However, on Fridays, I have a meeting at 4pm, so I work a regular schedule and can, therefore, “sleep in,” if you will.
That did not happen this morning, however, because I was being called NON-STOP by a company that has the wrong phone number.
At first, I just ignored it, assuming it was the wrong number. Then, they called again. And again. I obviously didn’t recognize the number (and who answers an 800-number anyway?) but at some point, became concerned that perhaps a family member was in danger or in the hospital. So I listened to the first voicemail.
It was a security company from the health and human services building or something (I’m going to listen to it again and get back to you on the name), calling to tell me an alarm had been tripped.
As you can see… they kept calling for “Barb” over and over again.
This wouldn’t have bothered me nearly as much had I not arrived home from work yesterday at 8pm. This also would not have bothered me as much had I not received a call from these folks in the past.
It was another early morning, and I called the number back to let them know they have the wrong number. I was told they would take care of it. They are obviously liars.
As a public relations professional, I give everyone the benefit of the doubt. These things happen. But when I’ve given you the opportunity to fix it and you haven’t…. then, you lie to me and tell me you have… then you call me and leave me FOUR voicemail messages before 5am on a Friday when I have important meetings and 3 hour roundtrip commute, well, now you’re on My List.
I have an idea, actually – we should all start calling THEM at 4 o’clock in the morning and see how they like it! Maybe THAT will get them to take my phone number off their list!
Not the best way to end the week. But if I look tired today, you should know, that is why.