Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Guide To Be Not Irritating On The Phone
Rule No. 1:
You dont go around calling people late at night for business purposes. It's plain rude. Yeah, sure, I was still up and about, but the last thing I wanna hear from a stranger at that time of the day is "Can you be in charge of ...?"
Rule No. 2:
Second, pronounce names correctly. It's def-ni, sebutan baku, not de-fin. Get it? Argh.. News flash, u have to learn how to call things or in this case, people, by their correct names. Daphne so hard to pronounce kah?
Rule No. 3:
Dont sound so hostile. You're trying to get me to do something remember? Sounding friendlier would be good.
On top of that, when I give you a reason why I might not (and I stress, might being the operative word here) be able to do it, try not to sound too sceptical of the reason? You dont go around interrogating people. That's like so rude lah! I mean, why on earth would I lie to you? Each batch here got different timetables, so we have different exams and holidays, not like u people. So hard to believe kah?
Give me a break la. I've been studying and drawing chemical compounds the whole day. Exam month u noe, got lab reports to submit some more. It wouldn't be good for you at all if I turn up dead due to stress-related illnesses (name one, I cant think of any) before the event now, would it?
BUKIT JALIL, Tues: The body of a 19 year old female IMU student was found on the ground floor of an apartment block here late last night. The victim, whose identity was confirmed by her housemate, Diana Khoo, was suspected to have accidentally fallen off her apartment's balcony on the 7th floor. Police suspected no foul play.
"Daph was such a nice and happy girl. Everyone who knew her loved her", said Diana. "But on the bright side, looks like I dont have to repair her specs that I've broken after all."
Heh, I'm touching wood.