after a hard day at work (practically everything that could make it bad went bad), ミッラーのほうろうじかんですよ！ it’s miller time!
my coworkers dennis and matt (they read this space occasionally, so HAY GUYS WATS UP) and i talk japanese at each other during the day and we were trying to figure out how you’d say that in japanese, hahaha… matt and i both took japanese from the same professor at umbc, and so we’re teaching dennis a little bit of japanese on the side.
a typical day at work…
matt (wheeling a cart past me with phones on it through the store): 「ダンジヤーのカートですよ！ あぶない！ あぶない！」
me (emptying out the bill payment kiosk): 「あ！ そおですねえ！」
but man oh man was today a bad day. one guy came in the store and was talking with one of the managers…
guy: “i’m having problems with this phone”
manager: “ok, well, i can set you up with this phone on your prepaid service as a swap at no charge as a courtesy”
guy: “but i want this other phone set up with my prepaid phone number and switched to regular service”
manager: “i’m sorry but that can’t be done”
guy: “ok, well, i want that phone anyway since it has voice-activated dialing”
manager: “sorry, can’t set you up with that phone since it’s for regular service, but i can set you up with this other one that has that same feature”
guy: “ok. i’ve been having a problem too where i have to type in the same number twice to get it to dial”
manager: “if i remember right that’s partly because the way prepaid service works – it’s the way the network was designed with prepaid.”
*manager has me set up the guy*
guy: “i don’t want to have to type in the same number twice to get it to dial”
me: “ok, i’ll see what i can do”
*talks to customer service*
me: “ok, well, that’s part of the way the prepaid service is set up”
guy: “ok, then show me how to use this phone… i want to see how to do the voice dialing”
me: “ok, you save someone in your address book, and then you set up a voice tag for them so saying their name will call that person”
guy: “NO. I WANT IT TO BE LIKE THAT OTHER PHONE. I DON’T WANT TO HAVE TO SAY ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE NUMBERS”
eventually he just yelled at me and the manager and said “i’m staying at such-and-such hotel in this-and-that city (no idea where he was talking about)… FIND ME AND BRING ME THAT PHONE BY 5 PM TOMORROW.” and then he just leaves! argh, what an asscrobat.
chances are we’re going to have our audit tomorrow too, and i’ve done all that i can do for it but i just hope it goes well for my managers. @_@