I ran into a situation this week I've never experienced. It was so totally absurd it deserves to be in the spotlight. What better way to share it than with a Sarcastic Saturday post?
I was following up on something for a company I work closely with and needed to contact somebody I've never met on a business issue. The area code was 202, Washington D.C. It was a weekday and I figured I'd try and catch him early before the usual challenges of business took over. I called at 8:00 am EST and left a polite message. At 9:30 am EST before my day got crazy I tried one more time, assuming like all of us in business, his day was going to get crazy too.
Well, I got a call back from him, screaming multiple F-bombs because I woke him up at 5:00 and again at 6:30 am. Turns out he's based on the west coast. So, my checking the location for his area code accomplished nothing. Later in the day I got an email from him in response to one I sent him:
To be clear it was a 5am and 6:30am call. Even by east coast standards, 8am is early for a call. I have no issue telling someone to f***off after calling me not once, but twice before the break of dawn.
So, in celebration of the first Sarcastic Saturday post in a long time, here's my point...
Wishing everybody a terrific start of the weekend. And, if you're plagued by calls you don't want, at times you don't want them, then shut off your phone!
Note: The "vintage" cell phone image really has little to do with the post. I just loved the concept! LOL
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