Life Through Optimistic Eyes

  1. I work in a call centre... This is amazing :)

    • I was at home the other night in the middle of my dinner when the phone rang.
    • ME: Hello.
    • AT&T: Hello, this is AT&T.
    • ME: Is this is AT&T
    • AT&T: Yes, this is AT&T ...
    • ME: This is AT&T
    • AT&T: Yes, this is AT&T ...
    • ME: Is this AT&T?
    • AT&T: Yes! This is AT&T, may I speak to Mr. Byron, please?
    • ME: May I ask who is calling?
    • AT&T: This is AT&T.
    • ME: OK, hold on.
    • At this point I put the phone down for a solid 5 minutes thinking that, surely, this person would have hung up the phone. I ate my salad. Much to my surprise, when I picked up the receiver, they were still waiting.
    • ME: Hello?
    • AT&T: Is this Mr. Byron?
    • ME: May I ask who is calling, please?
    • AT&T: Yes, this is AT&T...
    • ME: This is AT&T?
    • AT&T: Yes, this is AT&T ...
    • ME: The phone company.
    • AT&T: Yes, sir.
    • ME: I thought you said this was AT&T
    • AT&T: Yes, sir, we are a phone company.
    • ME: I already have a phone.
    • AT&T: We aren't selling phones today, Mr. Byron. We would like to offer you 10 cents a minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
    • ME: Now, that's 10 cents a minute, 24 hours a day?
    • AT&T: (getting a little excited at this point by my interest) Yes, sir, that's right! 24 hours a day!
    • ME: 7 days a week.?
    • AT&T: That's right.
    • ME: 365 days a year.?
    • AT&T: Yes, sir.
    • ME: I am definitely interested in that! Wow!!! That's amazing!
    • AT&T: We think so!
    • ME: That's quite a sum of money!
    • AT&T: Yes, sir, it's amazing how it adds up.
    • ME: OK, so will you send me checks weekly, monthly or just one big one at the end of the year for the full $52,560; and if you send an annual check, can I get a cash advance?
    • AT&T: Excuse me?
    • ME: You know, the 10 cents a minute.
    • AT&T: What are you talking about?
    • ME: You said you'd give me 10 cents a minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. That comes to $144 per day, $1008 per week and $52,560 per year. I'm just interested in knowing how you will be making payment.
    • AT&T: Oh, no, sir. I didn't mean we'd be paying you. You pay us 10 cents a minute.
    • ME: Wait a minute, how do you figure that by saying that you'll give me 10 cents a minute, that I'll give YOU 10 cents a minute? Is this some kind of subliminal telemarketing scheme? I've read about things like this in the Enquirer, you know.
    • AT&T: No, sir, we are offering 10 cents a minute for
    • ME: THERE YOU GO AGAIN! Can I speak to a supervisor please?
    • AT&T: Sir, I don't think that is necessary.
    • ME: I insist on speaking to a supervisor!
    • AT&T: Yes, Mr. Byron. Please hold.
    • At this point, I begin trying to finish my dinner.
    • SUPERVISOR: Mr. Byron?
    • ME: Yeah.
    • SUPERVISOR: I understand you are not quite understanding our 10 cents a minute program.
    • ME: Is This AT&T?
    • SUPERVISOR: Yes, sir, it sure is.
    • ME: (I had to swallow before I choked on my food. It was all I could do to suppress my laughter and I had to be Careful not to produce a snort.) No, actually, I was just waiting for someone to get back to me so that I could sign up for the plan.
    • SUPERVISOR: Ok, no problem, I'll transfer you back to the person who was helping you.
    • ME: Thank you.
    • I was on hold once again and managed a few more mouthfuls. I need to end this conversation. Suddenly, there was an aggravated but polite voice at the other end of the phone.
    • AT&T: Hello, Mr. Byron, I understand that you are interested in signing up for our plan.?
    • ME: No, but I was wondering - do you have that "Friends and Family" thing because I'm an only child and I'd really like to have a little brother...
    • AT&T: *click
  2. Tee hee <3And on a lighter side, nighty night everyone :)

    Tee hee <3
    And on a lighter side, nighty night everyone :)

  3. Pokemon win!!!

    Pokemon win!!!

  4. Joel said he loves me no matter what; that he never wants me out of his life; that he loves me no matter how shitty I feel/look/act etc&#8230; Challenge accepted&#8230; I did this picture&#8230; It creeped him out. POINT PROVEN!

    Joel said he loves me no matter what; that he never wants me out of his life; that he loves me no matter how shitty I feel/look/act etc… Challenge accepted… I did this picture… It creeped him out. POINT PROVEN!

  5. Love this too much!!

    Love this too much!!

  6. Basically the story behind my favorite drink :)

    Basically the story behind my favorite drink :)

  7. &lt;3 

    <3 

  8. My Halloween pumpkin, OPPA GUNGAM STYLE!!!!!

    My Halloween pumpkin, OPPA GUNGAM STYLE!!!!!

  9. LOL! Dammit you found me ;)

    LOL! Dammit you found me ;)

  10. Called my dad today with all this amazing stuff thats been happening here in London ever since I moved here&#8230; The promotion at work from care to business (getting the raise), me graduating at the top in my class (average of 99.78) and a few others&#8230; Joel and I have never been happier together, we had a really good bonding moment 2 nights ago&#8230; (He actually teared up too:P Not just me this time) &#8230;My dad was on the phone silent then I heard a slight sniffle and he said this: &#8216;I am so proud of you Amie. You&#8217;ve grown up so fast.&#8217; Of course me, instant waterworks and instant homesickness set in&#8230; Not to mention the fact Joel now has brought up the big &#8216;M&#8217; word twice&#8230; (I admitted Ive thought about it for the future) So today has actually been an emotional rollercoaster. Also that Im off work today and tomorrow then working Saturday-Wednesday&#8230;. Then having my regular Thursday and Friday (my birthday) off then starting my new shift that allows me to have Saturdays and Sundays off (4 day Birthday weekend with a paycheck!) Then starting my new position Monday&#8230;.Gah!!! Do I deserve all this good stuff??!!So, when my dad said this, he actually emailed me this picture: I I bawled my eyes out and laughed at the same time&#8230;&#8230;

    Called my dad today with all this amazing stuff thats been happening here in London ever since I moved here… The promotion at work from care to business (getting the raise), me graduating at the top in my class (average of 99.78) and a few others… Joel and I have never been happier together, we had a really good bonding moment 2 nights ago… (He actually teared up too:P Not just me this time) 

    My dad was on the phone silent then I heard a slight sniffle and he said this: ‘I am so proud of you Amie. You’ve grown up so fast.’ Of course me, instant waterworks and instant homesickness set in… Not to mention the fact Joel now has brought up the big ‘M’ word twice… (I admitted Ive thought about it for the future) So today has actually been an emotional rollercoaster.
    Also that Im off work today and tomorrow then working Saturday-Wednesday…. Then having my regular Thursday and Friday (my birthday) off then starting my new shift that allows me to have Saturdays and Sundays off (4 day Birthday weekend with a paycheck!) Then starting my new position Monday….
    Gah!!! Do I deserve all this good stuff??!!
    So, when my dad said this, he actually emailed me this picture: I I bawled my eyes out and laughed at the same time……