Archive for the ‘On the phone’ Category

Ten-Mil­lion-Dol­lar Dis­crim­i­na­tion Suits Start Out In­no­cent­ly Enough

Man­ag­er: We re­al­ly need to work on prop­er pro­nun­ci­a­tion on the phones. We re­al­ly hear a lot of this, and it def­i­nite­ly needs to be im­proved. For in­stance: How do you say a‑s-k? Any­one? (pause) You say “ask” not “axed”!
Em­ploy­ee: Well, who say dat?

Wayne, Penn­syl­va­nia

Over­heard by: of­fice grunt #12

Is It “Defama­tion” If It’s True? Dis­cuss.

Clued-out se­nior man­ag­er on phone with lawyer: I just want a trans­la­tion of the doc­u­ment. It’s writ­ten all in French. I’m from On­tario, we don’t speak the lan­guage here. (pause) Well, I just want the gist of the doc­u­ment. I think he’s su­ing us for defama­tion of char­ac­ter. (pause) The guy’s a jerk.

Toron­to
Cana­dia

Over­heard by: Cue

Speak­ing of Porn Ad­dicts

Con­sul­tant on phone with spouse: Oh, I’m just read­ing a blog post about a woman fly­ing from San Fran­cis­co to Newark, and this guy sit­ting next to her start­ing to watch hard­core porn on his lap­top… Well I’d hope he was wear­ing head­phones! Did your fa­ther feed the ba­by yo­gurt again?

5th and Mar­ket
San Fran­cis­co, Cal­i­for­nia