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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A loser is not a winner and never will be unless there's a draw

A customer is not happy that we told her that her books were ten days overdue. She's a pensioner and so doesn't pay fines on overdue loans but is still not happy that we told her.

"I want to speak to somebody with a degree," she declares.

Sammi, who is brilliant with customers, tries her best but the lady is determined.

"Have you got a degree? No. I want to talk to somebody with a degree."

Luckily, Maybelle has a degree in Big Hulking Men from the University of Hull Kingston Rovers so she was able to mollify the customer by saying: "I have a degree, do you want to talk to me?"


Pat said...

Ggod Heavens! Ten days is but a quick brew in the life of a pensioner.

Pat said...

We all make mistakes.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Pat: you wouldn't think so by the way they barge past in the bus queue!


Gadjo Dilo said...

Maybelle's academic pedigree clearly points up the pointlessness of education. My qualifications wouldn't help persuade me to mollify this silly, stuck-up lady instead of passing on her address to a known burgler.

nursemyra said...

your customer needs to be admitted to the Gimcrack

Macy said...

Maybelle's Anthropology course sounds a bit more intersting than mine was..

Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: it's good to spend years of your life getting a piece of paper so that you can talk to this sort.

nursemyra: indeed, and behind the screens at that!

Macy: she gets quite smug about it some days.