Friend of mine works for Alltel. He would like to strangle people, I think:
woodsmoke81: we had tornadoes and bad, bad lightning storms the past 2 days
IvyThePlantae: yeah, i saw you guys were getting slammed by some massive counterclockwise-rotating storm that took up the whole midwest
woodsmoke81: it was non-stop lightning and thunder and sirens... it was crazy
woodsmoke81: I was at work and was on the phone with some bitch from Kentucky complaining that her phone and DSL were out and that she "Had to watch Dr. Phil" and how we were majorly inconveniencing her by making her miss Dr. Phil
woodsmoke81: I said "Ma'am, we're currently under a tornado warning here, and we have to take cover. I will finish your trouble ticket when I get back."
woodsmoke81: She had the nerve to say "I don't care if you have a tornado warning, fix my phone!!!!"
woodsmoke81: she started to cuss me out and I was like "Ma'am... Ma'am... MA'AM, I HAVE TO GO NOW"
woodsmoke81: being a phone repair rep really sucks
woodsmoke81: it pays $11 an hour, but still, it sucks... I take 100+ calls a day of angry people who are absolutely crazy and think their world is falling apart because their phone is out of service
woodsmoke81: and 90% of the time, it's due to areawide outages from thunderstorms or hurricanes
woodsmoke81: and all of them are either 1.) dying 2.) have cancer 3.) are pregnant or 4.) run a home business and therefore MUST have their phone NOW
woodsmoke81: I had a lady say "I am 10 1/2 months pregnant and I need my phone to call my obstetrician"