Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Conversation With An Irritant!

I really don't get it. Why do these blooming people who do surveys and researches have to call me at odd hours with questions that require that I stop whatever I am doing in order to answer them?
Here is a narration of one such conversation which took place recently.
Griiing, griiiiiing, griiiiing....
"yebo?"
"Good evening, sir, I sincerely hope I am not calling at an inappropriate hour..."
"I am fine. Who are you by the way and what do you want calling me at such a time?"
"Please, we are doing a social survey and we would like to ask you some questions"
"Very good. But first I have a few questions of my own.
Tell me, what is the meaning of the dream I had last night? Why doesn't my boss realise that I deserve more money than I am being paid ? Why are most mothers-in-law so horrible?
Why can't I also have a Ferrari like the guys in Hyde Park? By the way, why does my tummy have to growl when I don't need to be reminded that I am hungry?"
I also need serious answers to the many questions I have, you know! Squid pro quo, I will answer all your questions if you tell me why the C++ code I wrote last week is giving me crappy answers
"
"Explain to me the mathematics of why the earth should necessarily be round. When does the dead get to know that they are dead? Explain to me why some people get screwed by the 419 schemers. Explain why some people still enjoy listening to Boney M. Explain why the universe is so huge if we humans are the only intelligent Beings around. When do you think the current global recession is coming to and end"
"Are you still there? Enlighten me on these issues and perhaps I will decide to consider answering your questions." " Whilst you are thinking about my questions, I would like to take 5 minutes of your time to go to the loo."
After the 5 minutes, I return to phone to a dropped call.
"Hello , hello , Helloooo, are you there...."
Hopefully I won't ever receive another inconvenient call from these irritants.

11 comments:

Adaeze said...

LOL! Are you serious. Poor soul on the other line! I do understand you though, I have all those questions myself and you made a very good point. But my first job happened to be one of those torturers...( I was desperate and didn't have a choice) haha

Adaeze said...

Adding to my last comment, FYI several people actually threatened to kill me without me barely opening my mouth. So you could be worse. lol.

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Totally original occurrence. Maybe I will repeat it when next anybody calls or stops me to do a survey :)

posekyere said...

I am so sorry for the way you were treated as a survey/research personnel.
I now realise I was overly harsh.
But at least I did not bang my phone nor did I insult the person I talked to.

posekyere said...

Death threat?
That is so scary.
I thank God that you are no longer enduring such remarks from potential murders.
Such an experience!
No wonder you are such a strong woman.

posekyere said...

Eish, NY!
I don't mind having a lovely conversation with a charming lady with lots of laughter and chuptzah!
The problem is primarily listening to an insipid voice of boring granny whose sole aim for phoning you is getting you to give answers to a set of questions she clearly sees as a chore.

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Conceded.

Adaeze said...

lol. i totally get u though I hate those people too. Na wao u should know what made me a strong woman that one is nothing haha. You are so witty Posekyere I love your entire blog.

posekyere said...

lol. Adaeze there you go.
I am impressed with your strength of character.
You will surely go places meant for Kings and Queens.
Go girl!!

novisi said...

this is a fab! wow!

i click the 'copy' command button prompt with your kind permission!

you don't mean it!

posekyere said...

Thanks Nov.
How is the going?
Bless you, pal.