Welcome to the newest addition of true stories from work!
Mind you, I am one of the very, very fortunate people who loves my job. However, every job where you interact with humans (as opposed to animals or plants) has its moments...and there have been some interesting ones lately.
Recent caller: "I want to move to your area from California. I want phone numbers for all (39) counties in your state so I can find out about services."
Me: "You can find them at..."
Caller: "Hurry up! This is long distance."
Me: "OK, you can -"
Caller: "Slow down! I have to write slowly. I have a neck disability."
(Does anyone know what that means?)
Me: "OK, tell me when you're ready."
Caller: "I'm ready! Hurry up, this is long distance! Aren't you going to help me?"
The beautiful (insert sarcasm font here) thing is that this person keeps forgetting that she has called, and has called about 12 times.
Then there was my conversation with the manager of the program that sent us the volunteer who peed on the floor.
Manager: "Can you tell me anything that will make him more employable?"
Me: "Have him not pee on the floor!"
Seriously, folks. Even my cat has figured this out.
Then I went to give a presentation with some volunteers last week. It was supposed to be 85 degrees, so I wore a skirt and blouse, but it was really chilly in the morning.
Conservative older volunteer: "Well, you wouldn't be cold if you had just put some clothes on!" Apparently showing kneecaps is risque.
Then, of course, you know I always have sex dreams ONLY about people I have to deal with in upcoming social situations and would never, ever, in any kind of parallel universe want to sleep with. So the most recent one was, of course, about someone I know through work and have to see very soon!
How about you? Anything interesting going on in your corners of the world?