The way I see it, I really cannot fathom persons who are, what my mother used to refer to as ‘highty-tighty’ and obnoxious.
It was just on Wednesday of this week, that I received a call on my personal cell phone.
I responded politely ‘hello.’
A woman’s voice at the other end asked in a sharp tone: ‘Who am I speaking to?’
Not pleased with that response, I asked; ‘Who do want to speak to?’
The person responded by asking: ‘Is this Curtis Morton of the Queen City Taxi Association?’
I responded: ‘Yes this is Curtis Morton and who is this?’
The woman then went into a tirade in telling me that she was disappointed in the manner that I had answered my phone, because she had received my number from the Ministry of Tourism who had made reference for her to get some taxi rates etc.
I politely informed her that this was my personal cell phone and that is the way I always answered my personal cell phone.
She continued by saying that it means that the Queen City Taxi association should get a phone for its professional use and a whole lot of other ‘recommendations.’
Well I newa!
I thanked her for her suggestions and politely responded to her abrupt queries as regards the cost for a half island tour tec.
Now I could have lived with that, had the conversation ended there.
However, once I had given her the information, she again went into a tirade as regards the way I had answered my phone and suggesting that I learn to answer my phone in a much better manner as the President of the taxi association.
Well I newa!
Well, I could not take anymore. I let her have it.
I told her in no uncertain terms that this was my personal phone and that is the way I will continue to answer it in the future, as hundreds of persons call me during the course of the year, for a multitude of reasons, not only pertaining to taxi matters.
‘So I must tell the Tourism Department, not to give out your number?’ she asked in a sarcastic manner.
“I did not tell you that,’ I responded sharply.
‘So what is your name?’ I asked.
‘Mrs. Williams,’ she said in a sharp tone and hung up.
The fact that she did not give a first name is instructive and point blank RUDE.
I may have missed a job for one of the Taxi drivers in the Association but am certainly happy that I won’t be driving Mrs. Williams anytime soon.
That’s the way I see it. How do you see it?