Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Is there something wrong with my speech?

All day I leave messages for attorneys with their receptionists.
I slowly tell the message taker 'This is Vince from Manhattan Mortgage'.
Not too difficult right?
Somehow this never computes with the person on the other end of the phone receiver.
For example:

'And who can he call back?''
'This is Vince from Manhattan Mortgage.'
'Excuse me, who?'
'Vince from Manhattan Mortgage.'
'Lance?'
'No. Vince. V.I.N.C.E.'


or

'Who should I say is calling?'
'This is Vince from Manhattan Mortgage.'
'Swiss Bank?'
'No, Vince from Manhattan Mortgage. V.I.N.C.E.'

or

'What is the message?'
'Please have her call Vince....from....Manhattan....Mortgage.'
'Please repeat that.'
'Vince..V.I.N.C.E....Vince....from.....Manhattan....Mortgage.'


I don't get it?
Does the phonetics of 'This is Vince from Manhattan Mortgage' disables people's hearing?
Is it on a wave length that only small dogs can hear? My god.
I think I have to change my first name to John or Bill to avoid having these issues in the future.

- The Mountain Lance

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't feel too bad...Andrea is not much more difficult and I get Angela all the time. Plus, I get Andree's calls all the time...although spelled similarly, they really don't sound anything alike!

I hate to say it, but I will never get used to the level of stupidity or ignorance that people demonstrate...it just bugs me! = )

LeapOFaith

Doc said...

Oh my goodness...Let me start all over!

Single In The City said...

Due to my accent, Evidently some call it Hillbilly!! I get asked to repeat over and over again!

And I get pissed off! I do have a thick accent tho.I am from the sticks!

But I do get rude after awhile! Plus do you have the NY Accent I love to hear New Yorkers!!!

Toodles
Single

Anonymous said...

New Yorkers talk fast, but apparently they can't all listen fast. LOL!

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Karen said...

Maybe you should start to go by Vinnie. Or tell Mountain Cat from Manhattan Mortgage is calling. Then ROAR. They would remember you then.

Christine said...

Maybe the person on the other end was blogging and not paying atention when they answered the call.

Anonymous said...

LOL, Christine!!!

...and Karen, you're right - they would remember then!! ...and I don't put it past TMC to do it either! = )

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Doc said...

Or tell Mountain Cat from Manhattan Mortgage is calling. Then ROAR. They would remember you then.
- This is even funnier than your word game reply.... I am dying over hear... mostly because he is just crazy enough to do it!!

Doc said...

BTW - I get called "Shawn" so often that I answer to it and don't even bother to correct people anymore... Life is to short.

As American as Apple Pie said...

Mt Cat--if it is on a wavelength only dogs could hear, then maybe those models should take your messages. OH!

Jahooni said...

hi TMC...

did you know that i am not talking to doc anymore?

call me, i will get your name right. ;)~

Karen, that was FUNNY!

As American as Apple Pie said...

Also, keep in mind, most women are "catty", so they wouldn't be able to hear for that reason as well!

As American as Apple Pie said...

I like Karen's idea!

As American as Apple Pie said...

Jahooni--why are you not talking to Doc?

Jahooni said...

Ms Apple,
Because i never win on his contest. i am a poor looser! ;)~

Micky-T said...

Excuse me sir, did you say vents in a mans hat in porridge?

Christine said...

I used to think the lyrics to that Frankie Valle song were "My eyes of Georgia."

That could be a fun game... mixed up song lyrics, yes?

Christine said...

Ha, ha.. I just got that Micky-T. I kept re-reading it!

Doc said...

Excuse me sir, did you say vents in a mans hat in porridge?

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MAKE IT STOP!!!! MAKE IT STOP !!! - I am crying I am laughing so hard ... ROFLMAO!!!

Leighann said...

LMAO Karen, you're a hoot!

Vince, I think you should start saying.... "This is Lance" and then they'll think you said Vince!

Leighann said...

Go by "Leighann" for a day.

I've been called

League Hann
Leg Han
Lay ghan
Lay gha ann

and "could you please pronounce your first name for me"

I've even been asked what country I'm from!

Anonymous said...

LMAOROTFL, Micky-T!!

(It took me a minute, too, Christine!)

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Anonymous said...

The company Vince and I work for is The Manhattan Mortgage Company...often TMMC for short. I think he should just tell them TMC from TMMC...that should confuse 'em!

LeapOFaith

Micky-T said...

Leighann- honestly, it took me at least a week to figure out how to say your name. [thats of course if I have it right in my mind at all] I have a niece named Lee Ann and it never connected. It was more like Leag Ham [so sorry]

The Mountain Cat said...

Wow I leave you kids for an hour and see what happens??? Thank you for all the funny comments. I am glad I am not the only one who has this problem!

Leighann said...

LOL Micky-t I'll let it slide just this one!

Yes, Leighann is pronounced like Lee Ann

I named my oldest daughter Kayleigh, I wonder if she'll have the same problems!

Doc said...

i am a poor looser! ;)~ - Jahooni

How did I miss this quote before? ROFL???

The Mountain Cat said...

Micky-T I just re-read what you wrote. Holy fuck that's funny!!

Micky-T said...

Leighann- no shit, swear to MY god that my nieces daughter is named Kaylee. Wow!
MC- I did have to think a little on that one.

The Mountain Cat said...

So now thanks to Jahoooooni I am called TMC?? ok no big deal :-)

Which reminds me of this guy I used to work with. His name is Charlie MacKay. For short I used to call him 'C-Mac'. But then it evolved and everyone started calling him 'Smack'.

The Mountain Cat said...

Mickey-T I want to give you an award for that one. But I doubt you want the 'Lion Kiss' do you?
Otherwise, I have to rumble through my attic and find one for you.

Micky-T said...

Aww Shucks, it won't hurt will it?

Jahooni said...
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Jahooni said...

you are giving an award for that?! To him? For what? really? aren't i more funny? i thought you where TMC, what the heck! The Mountain Cat, right? so TMC, right?

hs doesn't even have a place to put an award, he lives out of a boat for peets sake!

oh hi micky-t! ;)~

Lulita said...

They just aren't paying attention. Start the message by saying something like, No put the cake down. They are probably listening now. Then say could you please have her call Vince from Manhattan Mortgage.

Leighann said...

My gosh, would someone puh-lease give Jahooni a friggin award??!! :p

The Mountain Cat said...

Jahooooni, don't give me guilt now! You'll get one.

I just heard Patrick Swayze is dying. wow. sad.

Jahooni said...

WHAT? The only guy that got Baby out of the corner?! Say it isn't so...

let me go check.

yur funny leigh ham!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Jahooni...I know! They're giving him 5 weeks to live...pancreatic cancer. = (

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As American as Apple Pie said...

Didn't Jahooni just win the peach last week? I know she had to share with TMC but it's better than nothing?

I support nominating Micky-T for the Lion Kiss, that was hilarious!!!

Leap--love it!!! TMC from TMMC is perfect!

WHAT?!! Patrick Swayze is dying? Why? I will donate whatever he needs, he played a major role in my formative years.

Micky-T said...

o.....o
. .(). .
.\___/.

Micky-T said...

Keep the kiss, Mr. Moutain Cat

Christine said...

Say it ain't so! I feel said about Patrick Swayze. I loved him in the surfer dude movie...the with Vince's favorite actor.

Christine said...

Jahooni...Baby out of the corner! Ha, ha.. I am laughing so hard. Even though this is really sad.

Jahooni said...

after this news, who gives a damn about any award?!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Christine...Point Break, right??

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Christine said...

Right, yes, that is the title! I wish him and his family a miracle. We lost a cousin recently to this same illness. Very sad.

Anonymous said...

I know...I'm so sorry.

...and as for the title of that movie, I amazed myself! But I did pick up on the Keanu reference...personally, I LOVE HIM!! = )

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Skip Wiley said...

Leighann said...
My gosh, would someone puh-lease give Jahooni a friggin award??!!



HEE HEE HEE !!!!

The Mountain Cat said...

Yes no more picking on Keanu on this website as I offened one of my readers already. (http://yougoaheadandkeeponbelievingthat.blogspot.com/2008/02/keanu.html). LOL.

Micky-T said...

I will happily give up my non-award to Mr Swayze for his health and to his family. How many times can a guy watch Dirty Dancing and still love it? It's true that in my younger days my eyes didn't leak like they do now when I watch.

Can we still pick on...........oh never mind!

Jahooni said...

what did you say?
i swatted you remember Micky T?

Micky-T said...

All in good fun right?
What time was that swatt, seems I do have my first mosquito bite of the year on my left cheek.

Hammer said...

I'm one of those people you hate.. I have phone dyslexia :D