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SNAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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I SWEAR. SOMETIMES I FEEL STUPID BECAUSE I HAVE BRAIN DAMAGE. BUT THE BETTER I GET, THE MORE I REALIZE THAT COMPARED TO MOST OF THE PEOPLE I DEAL WITH ON A DAILY BASIS, I COULD AFFORD TO LOSE A FEW BRAIN CELLS. !!!!!!!! angry.gifangry.gifangry.gif

 

 

IN ADDITION TO TRYING TO CONCENTRATE ON MY JOB WHICH REQUIRES MATH, READING, AND COGNITIVE SKILLS, WHICH IS HARD ENOUGH, I GET TO ANSWER PHONE CALLS ALL DAY AND THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF AN AVERAGE DAY. TIMES 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bop.gifbop.gifbop.gifbop.gif

 

 

 

CALLER#1: MAY I SPEAK TO KEVIN

 

ME: KEVIN ISN'T IN, HERE'S HIS CELL PHONE#

 

CALLER: MAYBE YOU CAN HELP ME

 

ME: NO MAM, I CAN'T. IF HE'S YOUR APPRAISER, YOU NEED TO TALK TO HIM.

 

CALLER: I'VE ALREADY LEFT HIM A MESSAGE A MINUTE AGO

 

ME: THEN I'M SURE HE'LL CALL YOU WHEN HE GETS THE MESSAGE

 

CALLER: WHEN DO YOU THINK HE'LL CALL

 

 

 

 

 

CALLER# 2: MAY I SPEAK WITH MIKE

 

ME: SIR MIKE NO LONGER WORKS HERE, HE HAS HIS OWN APPRAISAL COMPANY NOW HERE IS THE #

 

CALLER#2: SO THIS IS MIKE'S #?

 

ME: UH YEAH, I DIDN'T MAKE IT UP

 

CALLER#2: SO IS HE STILL AN APPRAISER?

 

ME: NO, HE JUST OWNS AN APPRAISAL COMPANY

 

 

 

 

 

CALLER#3: ARE YA'LL HIRIN

 

ME: SIR, DO YOU HAVE A STATE LICENCE

 

CALLER#3: NO

 

ME: YOU CAN'T BE AN APPRAISER TIL YOU GET ONE

 

CALLER#3: HOW DO I GET ONE

 

ME: SIR, I AM VERY BUSY, GO TO THE STATE BOARD SITE AND IT WILL EXPLAIN EVERYTHING

 

CALLER#3: I DON'T HAVE A COMPUTER

 

ME: CALL THE APPRAISAL BOARD

 

CALLER#3: WHAT'S THEIR #

 

ME: SIR, I'M NOT A TELEPHONE OPERATOR, CALL DIRECTORY

 

 

 

 

 

CALLER #4: HOW MUCH WILL MY PROPERTY GO UP IN VAUE IF I ADD A PET ENTRANCE TO MY HOUSE

 

 

ME: IT VIOLATES STATE AND FEDERAL LAW TO GIVE VALUES OVER THE PHONE GOOD DAY

 

CALLER#4: CAN'T YOU JUST GIVE ME YOUR OFF THE RECORD OPINION

 

ME: SURE, BE GLAD TO A "DOGGIE DOOR" IS TOTALLY MEANINGLESS AND IN FACT SOME PEOPLE DO NOT WANT ONE SO IT COULD ACTUALLY HINDER YOUR PROPERTY VALUE AS YOU WILL HAVE TO SPEND MORE THAN IT COSTS TO REPLACE THE DOOR, ANYTHING ELSE?

 

CALLER#4: SO YOU DON'T THINK IT WILL ADD VALUE THEN

 

 

 

 

 

CALLER#5: MAY I SPEAK TO KIM

 

ME: THIS IS KIM

 

CALLER #5: SO THIS IS KIM

 

ME: YES IT IS MAY I HELP YOU?!

 

CALLER#5: YEAH, YOU APPRAISED MY HOUSE 5 YEARS AGO DO YOU REMEMBER?

 

ME: WELL, UH , NO. YOU HAVEN'T TOLD ME WHO YOU ARE OR WHERE YOU LIVE???

 

CALLER#5: I STAY AT 501 ELM

 

ME: OH YEAH, YOU HAVE PIT BULLS RIGHT?

 

CALLER#5: YEAH, AND I WANT YOU TO APPRAISE IT AGAIN

 

ME: HAVE YOUR LENDER FAX OVER A REQUEST OK?

 

CALLER#5: CAN I GET A DISCOUNT

 

 

 

 

CALLER#6: KIM?

 

ME: YES, MOTHER

 

CALLER#6: ARE YOU BUSY?

 

ME: VERY VERY BUSY AND VERY STRESSED AT THE DAMNED PHONES RINGING (HINT HINT)

 

CALLER #6: WELL THIS WILL JUST TAKE A MINUTE, LET ME TELL YOU WHAT CAROLYN DID( NEICE) YAK YAK YAK YAK YAK YAK YAK YAK YAK YAK

 

 

 

 

 

CALLER#7: MAY TO SPEAK TO BILL

 

ME: BILL ISN'T IN YET MAY I TAKE A MESSAGE

 

CALLER#7: IS THIS KIM?

 

ME: YES MAM

 

CALLER #7: AREN'T YOU BILL'S DAUGHTER

 

ME: YES MAM

 

CALLER#7: MAYBE YOU CAN ANSWER THIS QUESTION

 

 

LIKE I CAN INHERIT 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ???????????????????????????????

 

 

AND WHEN I LET THE PHONE RING AND LET THE GUYS ANSWER IT, IT''S KIM LINE ONE, KIM LINE TWO, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

AND THEN MY CELL RINGS VIBRATES OFF THE DESK DURING ALL OF THIS.

 

 

I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH LONGER I CAN TAKE IT SOME DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERY TIME I HAVE TO ANSWER THE PHONE IT TAKES ME TEN MINUTES TO REGROUP ENOUGH TO CONCENTRATE. DID THIS BOTHER ME BEFORE? YES, SOME. BUT NOW IT IS ABSOLUTELY UNBEARABLE.

 

 

P.S WE TRIED A RECEPTIONIST, DIDN'T WORK OUT. SHE TOOK UP MORE TIME ASKING ME QUESTIONS THAN IT DID TO ANSWER THE PHONE. AND BESIDES, I STILL HAD TO HEAR IT RING. I TRIED DICONECTING RINGERS AND LETTING IT GO TO VOICE MAIL, IT'S ON A NETWORK, NO CAN DO. I WENT TO MAIN CIRCUIT BOX AND DISCONECTED PHONES SO IT WOULD GO TO VOICE MAIL, THAT SCREWED UP THE FAX.

 

 

 

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Kim,

 

Would it work to have an answering machine that gives out cell phone numbers of key people and takes messages for the Mickey Mouse stuff? Maybe that could take off some of the pressure off and/or you could choose the times when you are ready to deal with some of this stuff. Just a thought......

 

Jean

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Kimberly:

 

What you need is what my doctor office uses - an automated answering machine. (Oh how we just 'love' using those dumb things).

 

NOTE: The following is just in fun. It is not meant to 'criticize' or 'embarass" anyone. As far as I know, this 'machine DOES NOT exist.

 

It could be set up something like this: Person calling hears: Hello, you have reached The "Fill in the blank" Appraisal Company. Your call is important. Please listen to the following.

 

If you know the extension of the party you are calling, please dial 1 now.

 

For a list of employees and their extensions, please dial 2. However, this will get a list. You must call back and repeat the steps necessary to reach your party.

 

If you are a new caller, wanting an appraisal, and don't know who you want to talk to, please dial 3. This will inform us that you are a new customer, and we will call you back.

 

If we are currently working on an appraisal for you, please dial 4 and please leave your name, phone number, address, when you will be home. We will call you; if not home, your appraisal will be null and void.

 

Please dial 5 if you are a family member of an employee. Leave a brief message, and if the employee wants to talk to you, they will return your call.

 

Dial 6, if you just want a stupid question answered.

 

If you missed the 'prompts', please dial 8 and they will be repeart, although they may not be in the same order. This machine was 'programed' by a stroke survivor'.

 

If, at any time, you wish to speak to an operator. SORRY, we don't have one.

 

Please make your selection now.

 

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Denny

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LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

 

 

 

THANKS DENNY, I NEEDED THE LAUGH!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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KIM

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It's nice to know someone else out there has to deal with those kinds of calls during their day. I don't feel so alone now smile.gif .

 

Call the company that installed your phone network and ask for pricing on automated answering systems. They're out there (even the ones Denny mentioned).

 

If all else fails. Go to the zoo and buy a used monkey to answer the phones for you blahblah1.gif

 

Michael

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awww u haVE A HARD DAY HUN AND UR NOT STUPID SO DONT TINK DAT OK

UPROBABLY GOT MORE SINCE THAN MOST OF THE PEOPLE U DEAL WITHON A DAILY BASIS AND U HAVE BRAIN DAMAGE

UR NOT STUPID AT ALL HUN IT WAS JUS A BAD DAY, ANSWER MACHINE

HELLO IM NOT HERE , LEAVE NUMBER I MIGHT CALL U BACK IF U NOT ASKING STUPID QUESTIONS BEEEEEEP beer.gif

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GEEZ, I THOUGHT THIS WAS A BLOG ON BRAS, NOT PHONE CALLS. OH, WELL.

AS I'VE SAID, SOME PEOPLE ARE BORN STUPID, OTHERS ARE EDUCATED THAT WAY.

 

MARTY yikes.gif

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marty,

 

JUST FOR YOU, i'll do a new blog titled "SNAP, front or back?"

 

lol lol lol lol

 

KIM roflmao.gifroflmao.gifroflmao.gifroflmao.gifroflmao.gif

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