Sunday, May 5, 2013


“I’m sorry,” the lady in the Social Security office explained.  It was a case of one computer not talking to another.  “Thank you for being so great!” she continued. 

“Really?”  I was surprised.  I didn’t do anything - just sat there while she made one phone call after another trying to sort out a pretty ridiculous snafu.

“Well, yes,” she beamed at me.  “You didn’t yell at me, curse at me, curse my family, threaten bodily harm…”

No, I am not kidding!  That’s what she said AND SHE WAS TOTALLY SERIOUS…

Is life all relative, or what?

And can you imagine, when the Theory of Relativity was first introduced they didn’t think us ordinary folk would get it! 


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  1. relative. lol.

  2. Ha! How sad is it that we think it's acceptable—or even appropriate—to speak to customer service reps that way? Even normally-rational people take their frustration out on those guys sometimes. I wonder if they have scripts to explain, "hey, I'm just the messenger." What they go through is sort of a form of dehumanization.