Monday, December 14, 2009

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Raft3r spent an hour with an Indian call center agent and an old near deaf American lady with a nasal defect (i.e. ngongo).

It was a three way phone conversation. To say that the entire encounter is challenging would be an understatement.

Both women could not understand each other. There were a lot of yelling. Raft3r acted as the middle man.

The Indian was the first to wave the white flag.

She asked, “What language is she speaking?” I answered, “English.”

That was how I spent (part of) my day. How was yours?

46 comments:

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

wahhh sana una ako...

tagalog ang comment ko

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Nyahaha. Una ka at Tagalog nga ang comment mo. Hehe

cookie said...

that was a hell of a challenge cookie...

don't worry, you gained something from it :)

how did i spend my day? SHOPPING. hahaha! love it!

Raft3r said...

cookie, Gastos mo!

the donG said...

hahaha... can we call it tragic! my day, i spent renewing my passport in dfa.

Raft3r said...

the dong, Post mo sa blog yun passport photo mo! Ginawa ko yan dati. Hehe

Judayski said...

yan kasi ang hilig sa threesome. hahaha!!!

ang header, footer and sidebar mo, overkill naman ng janet!

Raft3r said...

judayski, Overkill ka dyan. Hehe. See you in Cebu!

Random Student said...

naks parang UN lang. anlayo sa day hours ko kanina. just playing with Lancaster my pet puppy na 62kg na this week.

Raft3r said...

random student, Wow! Ang lusog na nya! Hehe

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...

how's my day kuya?

not the best. :(

Raft3r said...

jerick, Oh. Bakit naman?

ahmer said...

Mahaba at Masarap na Tulog :D

Raft3r said...

ahmer, The best yan!

eden said...

part of my day was spent in school and part was spent grocery shopping. now, I need a cuppa to recharge myself.

Raft3r said...

eden, Cheers! Hehe

Paulette said...

hee hee ok yon ah...

my day? nag paligo ng dogs :D

Raft3r said...

paulette, Si baby di mo pinaliguan? Hehe

pete said...

ang saya!

Raft3r said...

pete, Naku. Sinabi mo pa! Hehe

len said...

Why do you need to mediate? And what's the misunderstanding all about?

Raft3r said...

len, Bank transaction. Madugo. Hehe

len said...

Awww. I wouldn't want to be in your shoes. hehe

Raft3r said...

len, Naku. Sinabi mo pa. Ke hirap. To think di ko na dapat sya trabaho. Hehe

pete said...

Mukhang maganda yan ah. Kwento mo sakin sa Sabado.

Raft3r said...

pete, Pag-isipan ko. Hehe

pete said...

nagpapapapilit pa yata

Raft3r said...

pete, Nyahaha. Hindi naman. Ayoko lang ikwento. Hehe

Hipchick said...

idol!... sensya na at ngayon ko lang na basa because my life has been very tiring and busy the past few days. anyway, i know how you feel on that 3way phone conversation. i have had enough of it on my previous job; most of it is a 3way conversation with a deaf/mute person & an indian translator that does not even care about the person's reason for making the call. :)

Raft3r said...

hipchick, Naku. Sinabi mo pa!

len said...

Hindi mo na trabaho? Ganyan talaga, madalas kailangang magmulti-task. haha

Raft3r said...

len, Yes. Kunwari bayani. Nyahaha

jr said...

kung sa akin nangyari yan may nakukutusan

Raft3r said...

jr, Hehe. Paano mo kukutusan? Kausap lang sa telepono, eh. Hehe

Wendy said...

Why were you on the phone with them ba? Parang ang sakit sa ulo pag may mga kausap na ganyan.

My day was a little tiring. Super daming shoppers sa moa. At syempre nakigulo ako sa rush xmas shopping. Not done with my xmas list yet. Pero parang ayaw na ng bulsa ko.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Naman. Nasa MOA ka. Nasa Makati ako. Di na tayo nagkita. Hehe

Anonymous said...

and the trick is to keep breathing - garbage

Raft3r said...

anonymous, I love that song. Garbage is the coolest!

Wendy said...

Tomorrow nasa Makati ako. Yun eh kung makarating ako sa Makati after office kasi OA ang traffic these days. ;)

Raft3r said...

wendy, Inay ko po. Di na talaga tayo nagtagpo nyan. Party ng office sa Malate mamaya, eh. Hehe

The Scud said...

naka-relate ako. my teammates are all indians. ang hirap kausapin. walang period! haha.

happy weekend!

Raft3r said...

the scud, Hehe. Mabuhay ang lahi!

Wendy said...

Parang laging opposite ang destinations natin. Hope your xmas party was fun! Salot ang mga parties na yan sa diet haha.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Naku. Sinabi mo pa. Ang dami ko yatang nakain. Hehe

Andy said...

Grabe naman yun. Kung sa kin siguro nangyari yun, nag-init siguro ulo ko.

Raft3r said...

andy, Pag tumawag uli ipasa ko sayo ha. Hehe