Exact quote from one of my customers yesterday, and it was not meant as sarcasm.
He put the f-word in every other sentence, but he was the sweetest old man. And I mean old. Told me he'd just turned 94. He was calling because his new iPhone 6 Plus was having trouble connecting to the data network. When I answered the phone and asked for his name he said: "Dalton Fucking Keating* now get my fucking phone to work, please."
Yeah. Some days I have a really hard time not laughing out loud at my customers.
So work is going as well as working in a call center can go. I'm all done with training and graduated out of the transition bay (the place where the noobs get a little extra support until they can fly on their own). I'm still learning a lot of things, but so far I like the job itself. I take customer service literally. Whenever someone calls the first thing I do is look for ways to save them money.
I get all perfect surveys for that fact alone, I think. And it feels so good to know that I'm taking a few nickels out of a big corporate pocket!
Anywho, in other news. I'm all set up for classes starting Oct 13th. I get a 23% discount on tuition thanks to my work as well, which is awesome. On top of that I'm able to apply for tuition reimbursement starting next quarter. As long as I get a B or better, I get 100% of the tuition back, which I'll then apply toward the next set of classes. Marvelous system, that.
I'm also volunteering in a few more groups around here. I joined the contributors for dA-Literature
. Easy position! Just voting in submissions if they're categorized correctly. And then I'm going to be helping out at BeACritic
when it relaunches (I hear tell that's coming in October, but you didn't hear it from me
). And I'm still helping out with features over at SeniorSelections
. It feels nice to be a little more involved with the community. ^_^ I miss you guys.
I'm gonna start on crits and features for the winners of the great lit crit event on my weekend!
So expect those next week. And after that, I have to start working out what to do for my birthday contest. Big 2-7 is coming up.
Lawrence won't tell me what he has planned for it. But I specifically requested a date. Since we got married, we haven't had time for any dates.
It makes me sad.
But how is life with you guys? Any plans shaping up for the upcoming holidays? Catch me up! I miss you guys.
Lili*name changed because I'm legally not allowed to say who I was actually talking to.