Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Diamond in the Rough - or not

I got a very interesting phone call while I was at work today. Of course, my number is fairly accessable through my advertising of studly. Here is a transcript I have written in play format:

(my cell beeps)
Me: (to co-worker) I don't know this number, I better answer it.
Co-worker: ok go ahead.
Me: Hello.
Caller: (as fast as possible) Are you hiring?
Me: (long pause to determine what was said) Umm, I don't think so.
Caller: K. (phone clicks)

I was like what in the world was that all about. A fascinating conversation right? Well, then I got to thinking, I suppose the caller, who I think was female, found me in some horse type listing on google or yellow pages and loves horses so much that she wants to shovel horse poop. Hey I can always use someone to pick, shovel or sweep, but this girl didn't even give me a chance to figure out what was going on.

I get it, people don't like to talk on the phone to complete strangers anymore than they want to meet them in person. I even rehearse what I'm going to say to people on a cold call. Heck, I say it outloud just in case I get a machine, then I have a little something to say and don't get all flustered. I would have entertained the idea if she had identified herself, said she found me in blank way and wondered if I needed any help. Because I'm such a nice person, I'm going to call her back on my way home.

To be continued...


  1. Oh I am waiting impatiently to hear if you find anything out! lol

  2. (tapping fingers...)
    Some kid,,