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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:42 pm 
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We once hired a lady because she wouldn't quit calling us back asking about her application.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:43 pm 
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I gave a little talk at my sister's Bat Mitvah and ended it with "um...yeah, that's all." and i think i end every phone message with "uhhh, thanks bye!"

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:48 pm 
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Phew, thanks smarties. I get so weird about this stuff.

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We once hired a lady because she wouldn't quit calling us back asking about her application.


Don't tell me these things. I'll do it.

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I gave a little talk at my sister's Bat Mitvah and ended it with "um...yeah, that's all." and i think i end every phone message with "uhhh, thanks bye!"


Hahaha! It was pretty awkward. I was like "Annnnnd..." and sort of started laughing at myself and then was all "KTHANXBYE!"


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:58 pm 
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Sometimes I have to write down my phone message and then read it so I don't do that. Mostly thinking about my absence voicemail greeting at work. Why is that so difficult?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:01 pm 
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I do fine for 90% of a voicemail and then I don't know when to stop talking and the last 10% is all umm, ok, yeah...

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:10 pm 
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I totally rehearse my voicemail plan before making any phone call. I used to have to leave a lot of messages for work, and after a week of ending each one flustered and confused I started writing scripts, which helped a lot. Bonus - it fooled people into thinking I was way more efficient and organized than I really am!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:12 pm 
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The only good thing about phones is that no one can see me when I make this face in reaction to my own phone-weirdness:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:13 pm 
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OH MAN! That's the face I make in my head after trying to making polite work conversation with people. Gah, why am I so awkward?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:21 pm 
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That's the face I make when I'm trying to remember the chords to the song I'm playing (I know this because I tried recording myself earlier. I need better make-up, lighting and special effects before anyone is going to see that. Oh, and cue cards!)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:26 pm 
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On the ukulele, dropscone?

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 Post subject: Re: Space to post things that do not go with any other topic
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:41 pm 
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Calling back is good. I once got hired after what I thought was calling a place back too many times. I finally got a hold of someone in person and he said "I'm so glad you called back. It's been so busy around here and someone just quit and we really need to fill their position. Can you come in for an interview today?" I did, and was hired that day!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:33 pm 
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Yes, lots of people are awkward at phones. I'm very awkward with phones, but it doesn't seem to bug people because I come across as friendly and sincere. So maybe if you at least sound nice they won't take it as "weird". :) Which I think most PPKers fit into "nice"!

I am going to go speak in front of the city council because I REALLY want more sidewalks, crosswalks, and bus stops. I live right by both the library AND the grocery store (less than 2 miles) but there is no safe route to them. They want to know what we want to see improved in our city and I think it's constructive to mention the lack of pedestrian friendliness. Let's hope I don't end up on Youtube ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:41 pm 
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Good luck, Shanti!!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:27 pm 
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We are proud of you, Shanti!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:12 pm 
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On the ukulele, dropscone?


Yeah. I tried picking up my guitar again but I'm just not that comfortable with it. I've got a 2/3 size travel guitar and even so my hands seem too small to play a lot of chords.

I worked out the chords to a song from the 20s or 30s that was on a bootleg compilation from Camden Market (someone had recorded on tape from old 78 gramophone records). I lost the tape and I've never found a recording on the internet and I thought it'd be fun to make a video for it, but obviously I want to look and sound vaguely competent. Not there yet!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:37 pm 
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Ahhhhh! forking phones! In some ways I am awesomes at phones as I worked near 40 hours a week in a call-centre during my undergrad. I used to be freaking terrified at speaking on 'em, but I got used to it and now have all the chat. But still I get weird at the end of messages- like what yous said at the end of leaving them: "ummm, so, yeahhh... Call me back, likesay. I mean, you know. Errrrrr. So yeah. BYE!!!"

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:48 pm 
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interrobang?! wrote:
Ahhhhh! forking phones! In some ways I am awesomes at phones as I worked near 40 hours a week in a call-centre during my undergrad. I used to be freaking terrified at speaking on 'em, but I got used to it and now have all the chat. But still I get weird at the end of messages- like what yous said at the end of leaving them: "ummm, so, yeahhh... Call me back, likesay. I mean, you know. Errrrrr. So yeah. BYE!!!"

I spend a LOT of time on the phone for work, both in conversation and leaving messages. Messages I end with "thank you", calls I end with "take care". Easy peasy. Got rid of all my awkwardness that way.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:59 pm 
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But you are an articulate and classy lady! Many of the times I accidentally said "Thankyou for calling [blah blah] banking! You've been sleeping* with [my name] tonight!"


*meant to be 'speaking'!!


Can't even get the simplest things right...

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I think I may be bisque-y because things that shouldn't really annoy me do.

Like... Someone who pretends they are from somewhere but aren't. Not that I'd ever tell someone to their face but I don't know how visiting a place twice in their lifetime makes them a native of that locale. And since it is particularly known that the specific area is friendly to tourists but not exactly friendly to people who live there that aren't native which can be a harsh reality if they do end up moving there.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:30 pm 
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My aunt just called and said there are going to be 15 people at her house for christmas eve. I don't think we even have that many relatives! Usually it is only 8 people, including me and my parents. Really not fond of that side of the family. I've gotten out of it the last 3 years by going to nyc for the day. Maybe this year I can lie and say I'm going to new york again and then just stay home.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:40 pm 
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interrobang?! wrote:
But you are an articulate and classy lady! Many of the times I accidentally said "Thankyou for calling [blah blah] banking! You've been sleeping* with [my name] tonight!"


*meant to be 'speaking'!!


Can't even get the simplest things right...

You are clearly the best at phone calls. Did anyone ever notice after you said that?

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Ugh, my dog is still sick. The vet started her on antibiotics just in case there's a secondary infection. The coughing seems not as bad today, but she is still wheezing a little and she doesn't want to lie down because lying down makes the coughing and wheezing worse. So she's not getting any sleep. And she keeps staring at me like she wants me to do something, but there's nothing more I can do. I made a tent over her crate with a sheet and put a steam vaporizer next to it, but I can't tell if it's helping her at all. I can't stand to see her wheezing. It's making me super anxious.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:46 pm 
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This is how every phone conversation ends with my dad:

"Okay, well, take care." And if he's feeling chatty, he'll add "me call you tomorrow" (Jamaican accent so this makes sense)

"You too," I say.

"Buhbye."

"Bye!"

And then he says: "Yup."

Then I have a moment of, should I say anything else? What is yup? Why is that there? But then he hangs up and I NEVER LEARN WHY YUP HAPPENS.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:56 pm 
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the first thing I do when I get a new phone plan thing is disable voicemail. nooooot into it, it'd just leave false hope to whoever left a message

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I despise phones, however I will echo that calling back for a job is almost always a good call, or at least following up by email. I've hired about six people in my current position, and always because they followed up when I was kind of too busy to remember who I'd interviewed. Hiring is annoying! If you think you are the right fit, let them know.


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