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Marty's "Living life in chapters" A self development blog: 29th August 2006

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29th August 2006

Douglas Bader

Did anyone see the prog. on TV last night about what happened to Douglas Bader's Spitfire?
A really interesting investigation (WWII stuff facinates me). Folk were trying to find the wreckage of the Spitfire he escaped from in 1941 that crashed somewhere near St. Omer in north France. They didn't find the wreck, however, it seems Bader's claim that an ME109 crashed into his Spitfire taking the tail off not a true account. The conclusion was that he was shot down in a friendly fire incident. Apparently, later model ME109's had a similar sillouette to the Spitfire.
Anyhow... thats as much to say this morning... off to the dreaded Asda for food shop this morning. grrrrrrr Image
Here's some more light hearted scribblings from me.....

Unsolicited phone calls

These days, the telephone rings often (mostly for my son from his entourage of teenage girls). Other calls we get are from various assorted call centres doing their level best to sell their wares. Ok, ok... I moan about this, but I know its all my own fault for my addictive compulsion to sign up for just every newsletter going on the internet, none of which I ever read. 95% of my emails get deleted.

Its been very noticeable in recent years that call centres have been outsourced to other countries. It seems India is very popular.

The fat cats will do anything to make an extra buck by exploiting less wealthy countries and taking advantage of the fact they can pay a fraction of the wages they would pay in the west. I hope nobody takes offence at my “replication” of accent here. I love accents and embrace them as wonderful language, and sometimes funny too.Anyway (just shuddup up Marty and get on with the story) here is a typical transcript of calls received on the land line phone belonging to Mr *Martin Dickerson.

Beegarlee boogarlee Beegarlee boogarlee ............Beegarlee boogarlee “

(ok ok.... its a modern day telephone sound..... c'mon indulge me!)

Marty answers “yello”....... silence....... Marty waits a couple of seconds. Puts phone down.

Beegarlee boogarlee beegarlee boo...... “Hullo”....... silence again....... Marty waits longer this time knowing what is to come (why oh why do I always fall for it?)

from the other side


Again from me “Hullo”.

Reply “Hello, may I speak with Mizder or Mizziz *Dig..Arrghh..zun?”

Marty replies “Speaking”

Ahh. Hello Mizder Dig..Arrghh..zun. How are you today?”

I'm fine thank you” a deliberate lie now that I'm taking this call. I'm now caught between empathising for this poor soul that has been exploited into trying to sell me something I don't want or need, and my irritation at it all.

Mizder Dig..Arrghh..zun, My name is (insert any instantly forgettable westernized name given to this person from the east) and I represent (insert any equally instantly forgettable corporate name). Mizder Dig..Arrghh..zun do you posses a mobile phone?

Yes I do” (doh!)Image

Mizder Dig..Arrghh..zun, may I ask you how much you spend per month on credit for you phone?”

Not very much however, I'm not interested in buying a new phone right now. Thank you for calling me. God bless you......”

But, Mizder Dig..Arrghh..zun, I can sa....” drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Now some video.... another satirical programme I love... "Have I got new for you" poking fun at GWB.


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Tuesday 29 August 2006 - 02:05PM (IST)

Didn't see that programme, didn't even know it was on! not always interested in stuff like that but would have liked to have seen that one. Loved the scribblings really funny....and why oh why do we always wait until they speak? I do it myself then spend the next ten minutes trying to get off the phone without being offensive! I worked in a call centre myself (I was rubbish at it and left after two weeks I couldn't hack harrasing people during their tea and the like!)So know what it's like on the other end when people are rude to you, I had some real abuse down the phone at me, got me near to tears at i don't like to think i'd be inflicting that onto someone else. x

Tuesday 29 August 2006 - 11:01AM (BST)

This was sent to me a few years ago by a friend. I think you may enjoy it....
You should understand this word by the time you finish reading the following conversation...... It is supposedly a telephonic exchange between a hotel guest and room-service at a hotel in Asia - recorded and published in the Far East Economic Review....
Room Service Morny. Ruin sorbees
Guest Sorry, I thought I dialled room-service
RS Rye..Ruin sorbees..morny! Djewish to odor sunteen??
G Uh..yes. This is room 1303. I'd like some bacon and eggs
RS Ow July den?
G What??
RS Ow July den?...pry, boy, pooch?
G Oh, the eggs! How do I like them? Sorry, scrambled please.
RS Ow July dee baykem...crease?
G Crisp will be fine.
RS Hokay. An San tos?
G What?
RS San tos. July San tos?
G I don't think so
RS No? Judo one toes??
G I feel really bad about this, but I don't know what 'judo one toes' means.
RS Toes! toes!...why djew Don Juan toes? Ow bow singlish mupping we bother?
G English muffin!! I've got it! You were saying 'Toast.' Fine. Yes, an English muffin will be fine.
RS We bother?
G No..just put the bother on the side.
RS Wad?
G I mean butter...just put it on the side.
RS Copy?
G Sorry?
RS Copy...tee...jews?
G Yes. Coffee please, and that's all.
RS One Minnie. Ass ruin terino fee, strangle ache, crease baykem, tossy singlish mopping we bother honey sigh, and copy....rye??
G Whatever you say
RS Tendjewberrymud
G You're welcome

Tuesday 29 August 2006 - 01:17PM (BST)

I did not see the Douglas Bader programme. I do sometimes watch things like that as my Uncle was a spitfire pilot and my son has always had a passion for them.

Tuesday 29 August 2006 - 01:20PM (BST)

Hello, hope you had a good bank holiday weekend!
Im sorry but I didn't see this programe, it sounds like it was an intresting one as well!
hope your smiling! x

Tuesday 29 August 2006 - 01:33PM (BST)

Oooooppps, on the hard ones today, please bear with me here.
OK. Anne, loved your "tendjewberrymud" story, they are true , I can tell you all, and have a great day yeah???

Tuesday 29 August 2006 - 05:35AM (PDT)

don't yopu just love those call centres, i get calls from them here at work trying to save me money on my business calls, mobile phones and famous internet business directories who want to charge you £200 for doing something that you can do for free....what makes it funnier (apart from not understanding what they say) is their names, to make them sound mofe friendly they have all been given English nmaes and get a briefing on corrie and eastenders... next time one calls, ask them about it, it ends up with them wanting to hang up because they have a quota to meet.
As for the Bader thing..damn, I missed it. I'll have to search the satelite channels to look for the reply.
Enjoy Asda... I know you love it so much!

Tuesday 29 August 2006 - 01:47PM (BST)

I reckon the Bader prog will be repeated.
tendjewberrymud for all your comments folks LOL

Tim.... Asda was stress stress stress as usual. For some reason, it drains me of energy and sometimes makes me feel faint.

Tuesday 29 August 2006 - 02:00PM (BST)

I actually know a guy from here in the states that tried to get a tech support telemarketing type job. They wouldn't hire him because his accent wasn't American enough. Go figure.

Tuesday 29 August 2006 - 09:47AM (CDT)

Ha, great video by the way.

Tuesday 29 August 2006 - 09:51AM (CDT)

Ha ha ha...that video is truly a work of art!! Thanks for the giggles this morning my friend...

Tuesday 29 August 2006 - 11:56AM (EDT)

Marty, I got the very same calls. So it was Dickerson they were saying!! I thought it didn't sound like my name!!! lol
What I do now, when I see on the caller display that it's international is pick up the phone and don't say anything. They soon hang up. lol
I work in a contact centre, but it's a bit different from's a government department (yes,'s the sowsh!!!!). We don't cold call people.....there's plenty of demand for our services as it is!!!
Loved the vid....Have I got News For You is one of my all-time fave shows.

Tuesday 29 August 2006 - 06:07PM (BST)

Sounds like you're on the Customer Services side Mitch.. It must be a tough one for your department with all the needy people around. Good on ya.. Take care

Tuesday 29 August 2006 - 06:21PM (BST)


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