Monday, May 1

If I lay here. If I just lay here, would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Today has been a typical Bank Holiday day at work.

We only open 10 'til 4, but even though that's drastically short of our normal 11 hours being open, we always seem to get 10 times the dickheads in!
Usually, the first couple of hours is answering the phones.
Here's how it usually goes:

*ring ring*
bedshaped "Hello (insert company name greeting here), how can I help?"
dickhead "Oh, You are open then!"
bedshaped "Yes we are, but only until...."
Cue "brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" kinda noise signifying that the dickhead has now hung up.

Or

*ring ring*
bedshaped "Hello (insert Company Name greeting here)...."
Cue "brrrrrrrrrrrr" kinda noise indicating that the dickhead has now hung up.

The dickheads Customers who actually do turn up all appear to have read some information leaflet about "asking stupid questions".

guy "I'm not thinking of changing my car until march next year, but how much will my car be worth, just so I can get an idea"

guy "I've got this advertisement from you guys saying you can sell 'such and such' car for a only £7965, April only",
bedshaped "That's right, we could. Unfortunately, we can't do that deal anymore, hence we stressed the April only"
guy "Of course you can."
bedshaped "I'm sorry, no we can't"
guy "Right, what's the Sales Manager's name because this is ridiculous"
bedshaped *Sigh*

guy "Why is the 5 door model more expensive that the 3 door model?"

guy "Yes, I'm going to buy a car today. How much is my part exchange worth"
bedshaped "Right Sir, let me get some details about it and then I'll need to go and take a look at it, start the engine, you know...."
guy "Oh, it's not here. It's at home, I've come in the wife's car"
bedshaped "Rrrrrrright. Well, we can't realistically value your car without seeing it, Sir. That's about as accurate as valuing somebody house without seeing it.
guy "How ridiculous. Of course you can"
bedshaped "You want me to guess how much your car's worth?"
guy "Are you trying to be funny?"

There are far too many to list, but needless to say, if nothing else, the influx of dickheads sure makes the day go quicker.

I've got hold of the new cd by Snow Patrol this evening.
I loved the last album to bits and along with everybody else in the same position, I've been looking forward to the new stuff so much. Of course there's the stigma attached that following up such a good album is out of most bands reach. That the pressure from their record company and their fans will overthrow their creativity and instead of delivering a worthy follow up, they instead release something that's nothing more than "just ok".
Of course, everybody has their own opinion and there's nothing to say some people who loved the previous album in all its glorious deliverance of "Run", "Chocolate" and "Wow" wont like the new album.
Me....I love it!

Just listen to this and tell me that that isn't a great song!

The rest of the cd is just as good. No, seriously!
Anyway, enough of my musical nerdiness.

In fact, no....Listen to this as well.
Now listen to it again, following what he's singing about.
How sad is that song....

Ok, I'll shut up now.

9 parlez:

Joe said...

what do you think of the duet with Martha Wainwright?

bedshaped said...

joe,
Yep, lovin' that one too.

Fluff said...

Yes i would.

bedshaped said...

Bugger off up your own end fluff, go on, I know your mum and dad!

Josie said...

Weird...I just wrote an opendiary entry with the same title. I love that song already, and Set Fire to the Third Bar is amazing. I've been reading your blog for a while, never commented though, so I thought I would.

bedshaped said...

Hi josie,
Yeah, it's a really great song. Set Fire...is too. Her voice compliments his so well.
Thanks for the comment and for stepping out of the lurking shadows.

Chloe said...

crappy customers.
my sister works in a bookshop and one day a customer told her off because she was looking for skiing boots and my sister didn't have any.

Jenna said...

I'm just wondering if you could tell me who sings that song, i dont even know the title but you have some of the lyrics at the top of your page... "if i lay here, if i just lay here. would you lie with me and just forget the world" I can't find it anywhere and it's driving me crazy! thanks!

Anonymous said...

Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

From their new CD "Eyes Open"