Not speaking! (funny story)

A lady that I know, has the surname of Not.  The phone rang one day and she picked it up and said:  Susan Not speaking.  The person at the other end of the phone took advantage of this and jokingly  said:  Yes you are!  You are a liar!  I just heard you speaking!

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Why a business lost my business

I have already made a post on this blog about why some shops lost my business. Now I am going to tell you why a business lost my business.  I needed an eye test and due to circumstances beyond my control was forced to cancel the appointment three times, however I made sure that I let the optometrist shop know in advance. When I cancelled the third time (over the phone), I asked the girl to make me a new appointment.  She refused and delivered me a condensing lecture, then she told me to make an appointment on the morning that I needed the test. I was so upset with this unexpected rudeness and told her that I had not cancelled for trivial reasons. It made no difference to her. I did not want to go back there.  My health fund also runs a similar shop and I took my business there. The first shop has lost a lifelong customer and a considerable amount of money, because I will never bother with them again on account of this horrid employee. When I told the optometrist at the shop run by my health fund what had happened at the first shop, he was astounded at the rude way that they dealt with me.

An ecumenical boss

I once worked in an office in Sydney, where the staff were consisted mainly of Catholics and Jews.  The boss in my section was a member of the Anglican Church. He used to let the Catholics go to Mass in work hours at a nearby church on Holy Days of Obligation. The reason for this was that his little grandson was a Catholic and used to ask him why people were in different churches. This is hard to explain to a three year old. The boss had a great time telling this to the bank manager over the phone in these words, “I let Gilroy’s mob go to Mass”.  For those who are not familiar with this ‘Gilroy’s mob’ was the bosses’ way of describing the Catholics on his staff.  Cardinal Gilroy was the first Australian born cardinal.  At that time he was the Archbishop of Sydney.