… and how have I assuaged my boredom today?
1. I discovered that I can email my canteen at work.
I have just had a portion of your strawberry cheesecake. Mmmm! It was delicious; thank you very much.
Unfortunately, in my excitement, I accidentally ate the small sprig of mint that you placed on top as decoration.
Is it edible? Will I be okay?
I am sure you will be okay.
How about if I am allergic to mint?
Would this change your response?
2. I telephoned a company called Carter Construction.
Receptionist: “Hello, Carter Construction.”
Me: “Hi there. I’m calling about a sign you have placed outside my house. You are about to build some luxury apartments, penthouse suites and duplexes.”
Receptionist: “Ah yes. And which are you interested in?”
Me: “I’m not. I’m interested in the fact that you have put an apostrophe in the middle of duplex’s, as if the duplex was owning something, maybe one of your luxury apartments. It is upsetting me. Would you be able to take it down?”
Receptionist: “Uh… I’m sorry…? What was the problem, exactly?”
Me: “You have a spelling mistake on your sign. It should be D-U-P-L-E-X-E-S. It will put people off buying your luxury apartments. You need to replace it.”
Receptionist: “Uh, of course. Yes, I’ll get someone to look into it for you.”
Me: “Would you like to take my name and contact number?”
Receptionist: “No, no, that won’t be necessary.”
If they haven’t done it in a few days I am going to e-mail them.
So, what have you been doing with your day?