Saturday, 30 May 2009

"Irk"iness ain't good.....

Yesterday I got a phone call to my home phone from a telemarketer looking for someone at my business.

So rather than do the usual handling of telemarketers on my home phone (start saying the Lord's Prayer to them in Gaelic - gets rid of them and gets a bit of praying in at the same time - multi-tasking is fab), I needed to know where they got their their database info since having some database somewhere with my business name and a non-business number is just unacceptable.

What ensued should have been recorded.

Imagine one person with a funny accent on one end and another on the other (and I might be biased here, but the Irish chick could speak WAY better English) and on one side all the person is wanting to know is where the information on the database was retrieved from SO THAT IT COULD BE FIXED. Meanwhile, the person with the REALLY funny accent on the other end is trying to get the Irish chick to sign up for some online listing on some directory which is free at first, but then charges something like $49.99 (not $50, that would be too much) per month - daylight freakin' robbery.

I ended up being not very massage-therapisty on the phone. I was irked big time and I don't like being irked!

On the one hand I should be sympathetic to the telemarketer trying to do a job, but on the other, the fact that their info was wrong would affect my business in a bad way - I don't want potential client's calling my home phone. I get really annoyed when people don't listen and sit and follow a script that's put in front of them, if for no other fact that it shows that not only are they trying to brainwash whoever listens to them, but they have been brainwashed themselves. You'd have thought that if someone had started to ask them questions that their brain would actually kick into motion again.

That's my rant for the month!

Gaelic lesson #50

Lord's Prayer in Irish
Ár nAthair atá ar neamh,
Our Father, who art in Heaven

go naofar d'ainm;
hollowed be thy Name

go dtaga do ríocht;
Thy kingdom come

go ndéantar do thoil ar an talamh
Thy will be done on earth

mar a dhéantar ar neamh.
as it is in Heaven

Ár n-arán laethúil tabhair dúinn inniu;
give us this day our daily bread

agus maith dúinn ár bhfiacha
and forgive us our trespasses

mar a mhaithimidne dár bhféichiúna féin;
as we forgive those who trespass against us

agus ná lig sinn i gcathú,
and lead us not into temptation

ach saor sinn ó olc. Amen.
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Pronunciation: This wee woman takes care of it: watch!


  1. I totally understand! I hate that too!

  2. Oh good - so long as I'm not the only one!

  3. Nice info, thanx. I only should thank you for yet another superb article.