"In 1875, along with his assistant Thomas A. Watson, Graham Alexander Bell (1847-1922) constructed instruments that transmitted recognizable voice-like sounds."
This was the start of the telephone that we know and love.
Graham Alexander Bell is quoted as having said this:
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
By accretion, he means, growth by addition, I believe.
So, tell me, do you think that this is the type of growth by addition that he envisaged those 132 years ago?
OCD Mortgages: "Hello" Can I speak to Mr. or Mrs. Lomax please?
Me: And why do you want to speak to them?
OCD: "This is The Outrageously Corrupt Deals Mortgage Company (OCD Mortgages) and I would just like to ask you a few questions about your current mortgage."
Me: I'm sorry but Mrs. Lomax isn't available at the moment, and isn't thinking of changing her current mortgage right now.
OCD: "So when would be a better time to call?"
Me: As I said, she isn't available and isn't thinking of changing her mortgage at the moment.
Ends call. Firmly and politely.
Phone Rings Again:
Chatter Chatter Phone Company: Hello, this is Chris calling from Chatter Chatter. I'd like to talk to the person who pays the bill please.
Me: Why is that?
CC: To give a you a price comparison and see if we can save you some money.
Me: So that would be a price comparison with yourself then Chris?
CC: So you are already with us?
CC: How long have you been with us?
Me: Four months, and I am seriously worried that your database seems to be so inefficient. It doesn't say much for your organisational skills as a company.
CC: Ah, well, you understand, if you have only been with us four months, then that won't show on this list. This list of prospective customers is six months old.
Me: I appreciate that it is not your fault personally Chris, but I would like you to tell your powers that be that as this is the FOURTH time that you have called me to resell in the contract that you have already sold me, I suggest that they get their database in order, otherwise I may take my business back to TB.
Call ends.............. firmly and mostly, well nearly, politely.
Phone rings again:
Caller from poor unfortunate company who drew the short straw on my patience levels: (The PU company) Hello. I'd like to speak to MRS.LOMMAX please.
Me: I'm very sorry, but I think you must have the wrong number. That's not our surname.
Caller from PU: But I just want to offer you............
Me: Sadly for you I have already been called fifteen times today, and I don't want to talk about what you might have to offer me any more.
Caller from PU: I haven't called you fifteen times Ma'am.
Me: Perhaps not, but you are unfortunately the person who has drawn the short straw. Now if I may please end this call, as I have got better things to do?
Sally's writing is about being a mother of five, now all too grown up, children, (four girls, one boy) a husband, a dog, and a serious ambition to be a mortgage free and famous actress, voice over artist, broadcaster, writer and teacher.
The "Cast" List for the blog includes:
Hubby - Her husband,
ED - Eldest Daughter,
ESOS - Eldest son only son,
Sensible - Second daughter,
Gymnast - Third daughter,
Tinkerbell Mushroom - Youngest daughter and youngest child,
Mad Dog - AKA Lucy - the border collie.
Guest appearances by MIL (mother in law), parents, two brothers, inlaws, nephews, nieces and great nephew.