I currently work on campus as basically technical support for the equipment in classrooms on campus or setting up for events. For some reason though, we always get a bunch of students calling to ask for advising about having enough credits or whatnot.. It’s always weird because they just ramble away and barely give me a chance to cut them off before I learn about the college-history….
So just a few moments ago, a young man called:
Me: *I answer it saying my work name and office location*
Guy: ok…well, I was wondering if you can help me with something?
Me: Yes, of course
Guy: Well…I missed the graduation application deadline —-
Me: (I usually don’t cut people short because it’s too difficult..but I could tell this was going to be REALLY embarassing if I didn’t stop him lol so I bit my tongue and held back from calling him a moron…) Well ACTUALLY, you have the wrong number sir, we offer technical support for classes.
Guy: Well, can you tell me where I should call?
Me: You should probably call your department…….. >.>
Guy: The thing is…I’m in General Studies
Me: Oh…. (doesn’t General Studies have a department?!Have you NEVER been to it or something?? No wonder you missed the deadline you IDIOT!). Well, here is the number to *so and so*
Guy: Thanks, so these are the people that will help me with my graduation situation right??
Me: I do believe so, good luck with that *click*
…..LOL..so during the phone call I was also consulting my co-workers for assistance on where to direct this dude..It was a VERY awkward phone call that lasted for a good 2+ minutes lol
But seriously..no wonder he missed the graduation deadline…