Monday, October 3, 2011

Check Your Website?

 
I am a very patient person, but there are some things that people say that can really push a button.

One day, I was volunteering for a friend of mine at this marketing agency he works at. I had nothing going on that day and he needed my help. I accepted his offer in a second. I am one of those people that gets bored easily when there is nothing going on. The only thing that keeps me from feeling completely bored is by playing video games. I am a video game addict, especially when it comes to action-adventure and role-playing games. But I played every single game I owned, and there were some boring shows on TV. 

To me, that phone call was a sign from God.

I arrived at the office and work began immediately. I was the secretary whose only job was to answer phone calls and take messages. Simple right? Not exactly. There are some people who dials the wrong number and automatically hangs up on you without saying a word. Those were one of a few things that would always upset me. If you dialed the wrong number, just tell me that you did instead of hanging up on me.

Then there are those who ask you too many questions. At first, they just want to know some of the basic things about where you're working at. All of a sudden, they want you to give them the entire encyclopedia about the location. It's insane. But there was this one phone call that stood out to me that day.

The phone rang minutes before it was time to close the place up.

"Hello?" I answered.

"Yes," she started. "I need to ask you a few questions about the location."

"Sure."

We went on and on for about ten minutes. She kept asking me a few things about the place. I told her that I was just volunteering and if you needed to find out about anything, you should go to the company's website.

"Thank you," she said. "I will do that."

She hung up the phone and that was it. Once the conversation was over, it was time to close up the place. My best friend was ready to leave. He was just waiting on me. While I was getting my things, he congratulated me from helping him out during that night. All of a sudden, the phone rang again. It wasn't a problem with me answering one more phone call.

"Hello," I answered.

"Hi, it's me again." I instantly knew from the voice that it was the female I spoke to minutes ago. "I just want to say that you might have to change your copyright year. It's 2011 and you're website says 2010. I don't know about you, but I would change that immediately. Goodbye!"

At that moment, I wanted to stalk her. I wanted to go over to her house and burn her phone to a crisp. I told her that I was a volunteer and she told me something random like that. I don't have access to the site's database. So what am I supposed to do with the website's copyright year. I didn't let it completely get to me. I wrote a note, walked away with my best friend, and continued on with my night. That phone call was a moment that I will remember forever. 

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