Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I don't want to call Australia

It's always funny to hear some of the conversations people have.

This weekend I was shopping at Best Buy. I wasn't searching for anything big, but was just checking out some of the sales. I was standing near the Geek Squad, you know the computer dorks of Best Buy, and I being the nosey girl I am I heard a rather funny conversation.

While I didn't hear the entire conversation I heard most of it. Apparently this woman brought in her lap top because it just simply wouldn't work. The Geek Squad took a look at it and I guess couldn't fix it because it was a manufacturer problem. She argued with them over and over not understanding why the computer genius' couldn't fix her computer.

The woman became over dramatic and I am pretty sure she was close to tears. The poor guy behind the counter couldn't figure out anymore layman's terms on how to tell her they couldn't fix it. So, he did what any other employee would do and called a manager.

The manager came up and the woman demanded help because the "Geek" couldn't fix her problem. She told the manager she refused to pay for his service and that the manager needed to fix the problem. Kindly, the manager offered to refund the money and provide her with all of the necessary numbers to call the manufacturer. This is where it gets funny.

As the manager was writing down the numbers for the woman she said. "I don't want to have to call Australia and talk to someone that doesn't speak English."

I couldn't hold back the laughter. The woman immediately gave me the death stare and the manager gave me a slight smile. He then proceeded to inform the woman that Australia is an English speaking country.


Lil' Woman said...

Lol..too funny!

a H.I.T. said...

Laughing my butt off. I wish I overheard that. Too funny!

Rich said...

We speak English here, but we spell like the English, not like Americans. Maybe she was worried she wouldn't understant our dialect :-p

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