Friday, July 16, 2010

why the EFF don't people call you back???

As self-assigned Project Manager of our home renovation project (oh, and about 300 other projects as well...) it's my job to make phone calls. Lots of them.

And I have to tell you, I'm pretty pissed off when people don't call me back.

My week has been filled with leaving messages, sending emails and doing everyone else's job. My week off'? More like my 'week of aggravation'.

So this is an open letter to the following people, who apparently are having a hard time picking up the frickin' phone and dialing:

HVAC guy.
- 2 emails, 3 phone calls and messages to his cell phone, 2 calls and messages to his secretary, over the last 3 weeks.
This guy is a friend of Mr. KK's uncle, so it's a bit of a tricky situation. But really, dude. The job was yours if you had just called us back. Not anymore.

Doctor's office.
- 2 frantic phone calls and messages yesterday afternoon, with one last cry for help at the end of the day.
We're dealing with a time-sensitive medical issue here. Personally, I'd call me back just to shut me and my 2-minute rambling messages up. And the best part? They called ME, and I'm just calling them back.

Accountant.
- 1 email and 2 phone calls with messages.
I've just left a job with a 401k. If someone called me saying "Hey, I want to give you thousands and thousands of dollars to invest for me", I would've been on the horn faster than a teenager on Zac Efron.

Electrician.
- 1 phone call and a message.
Okay, so this one isn't as bad as the others. But he's a family friend, and we're actually waiting for him to call us back from last November to hang our new dining room chandelier. Looks like he'll be hanging it in the new house, instead.

Hey universe, PICK UP THE PHONE.

1 comment:

FunnyGal KAT said...

With the economy so bad, you would think these people would be eager to get your business. The Pretend Husband is self-employed and he answers his phone at night and on the weekends so a potential client doesn't miss him and take their business to someone else.

I'm sure you will be able to find other people a lot more responsive to your calls. (If not, I can tell you that I once hung a dining room chandelier by myself. While I don't recommend that-- you definitely need a second set of hands to help hold it up-- it's a job that is usually doable by a homeowner).

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