I wanted to call my local post office to ask a question. I'm sure they get a lot of ignoramuses here in the city, and that's why they don't want to help. Back in the suburbs where I used to live they were always helpful. Well, anyway, back to my story.
I called the office. Ring. Ring. Ring. x 20. No answer. They were open. Okay, try another post office..
I got an automated system with like, 20 options. And none of them seemed to be for general questions. Holy Sh!t on a stick. So I press 0. That usually gets me a person....Nope. Got another snappy recording message saying, "Thisnumberhasnotbeenrecognizedbytheejrterltelrass ociation, GOODBYE!" Click.
Okkkkkkkkkkkkk...third post office.
Promptly the call was picked up by a nice sounding young man. "Hello, thank for you calling Blah Post Office, How can I help you"
I sighed in relief: "Oh thank goodness!" Someone! And I really meant it. "I have-"
Guy: "Helloooooooo?! QUUICKLYYYY"
"Oh, um...." And I go and ask my question, which he answers promptly. I thought him saying quickly to me like that was rude, though! If I ever said "QUICKKLLYY" to someone at work I'd get my ear chewed off. Well, ok, it's a different business, but still....why be rude to a stranger? I wasn't rude.
And if he had a line of customers--which I totally understand--why, after answering my question would he give me additional info? I mean maybe he felt bad for saying that...but still............
Not only him. Whenever I visit the post office, which I had to do lately, the guy there, he seems to be the only guy that works in the morning. He grunts at me and is just...awful! I miss my old post office...:\ Does everyone get rude people at the P.O. or is it just me? :\