Thursday, 25 October 2007

Just so chilled

I thought I'd give you an update on the wonderfully laid back gentleman living in Plettenberg Bay. His colleagues fly out on Monday morning and we have 2 days to sort out their excess baggage so today I was urgently trying to contact him. I phoned him about 5 times and he didn't answer his phone. Messages went something along the lines of this

1) 10am - Hi it's Miss M, can you call back on *** I just need to talk to you about your luggage

2) 12pm - It's Miss M again, please can you call me back as soon as possible I really need to discuss the excess baggage requirements

3) 2pm - Hi it's Miss M. PLEASE PLEASE call me back ASAP as we are running out of time with the travel agent to sort this out. My number is ***

4) 4pm - Miss M again. This really is important, please call me back otherwise we might not be able to get the luggage over to Australia. Thank you

Eventually he answers the phone at 730pm his time

Specialist: Hi

Miss M: Oh thank goodness, I've been trying to get a hold of you all day

Specialist: Oh hi Miss M, how are you?

Miss M: I'm fine, did you not get my messages?

Specialist: Oh I did, I just didn't realise you wanted to me call you back right away

AARRRGGG!!! Well I eventually did manage to sort it out and thankfully he is going to be able to take the equipment with them on the plane.

I love people who just don't realise how serious TV is


Mr R Rabbit said...

Wait, you mean television is serious?

I figured it was just something to have on in the background when I was mildly drunk and bored, and pay as little attention to as possible. Just pretty colours and noises.

Toby Hanks said...

I have to agree with Mr R Rabbit on that one. TV is a sound filler most of the time. Well, SA TV at least. If you don't have DSTV, it's not worth watching.

Sweetass RSA said...

mr plet...they live on a planet all of their own... if you weren't so stressed out...this could be funny...i think it's hilarious!!! is 2 short :-)

MsMozi said...

But you see you're inadvertently encouraging his chilled out behaviour - because despite all his ignoring of your frantic calls, everything has been sorted out... nearly at the expense of your sanity.

lordwiggly said...

Sounds like he needs a kick up the bum. I hate people who think your time is meaningless. (You can see I'm from Joburg, right).

Lopz said...

How delightfully African - damn I miss the general fucking around at home! How was your date ;-)

Amy said...

As a proud resident of the Slaapstad, I have to stick up for the laid back lifestyle. Go team work-life balance!

kyknoord said...

Wow. Creepy. It's like we work in the same industry. Except we don't.

The Divine Miss M said...

@kyknoord - Eh, any creative industry is probably the same. I just hate having to deal with the bastards :(