By the time you read through this you will understand Tenjooberrymuds…
The following is a recent hilarious yet scary telephone exchange I had with room-service in America mind you:
Room Service (RS): “Morrin. Roon sirbees.”
Me: “Sorry, I thought I dialed room-service.”
RS: ” Rye Roon sirbees…morrin! J oowish to oddor sunteen???”
Me: “Uh….. Yes, I’d like to order bacon and eggs.”
RS: “Ow July den?”
RS: “Ow July den?!?… pryed, boyud, poochd?”
Me: “Oh, the eggs! How do I like them? Sorry.. scrambled, please.”
RS: “Ow July dee baykem? Crease?”
Me: “Crisp will be fine.”
RS: “Hokay. An Sahn toes?”
RS: “An toes. July Sahn toes?”
Me: “I… don’t think so.”
RS: “No? Judo wan sahn toes???”
Me: “I feel really bad about this, but I don’t know what ‘judo wan sahn toes’ means.”
RS: “Toes! Toes!..Why Joo don Juan toes? Ow bow Anglish moppin we bodder?”
Me: “Oh, English muffin!!! I’ve got it! You were saying ‘toast’… Fine…Yes, an English muffin will be fine.”
RS: “We bodder?”
Me: “No, just put the bodder on the side.”
Me: “I mean butter… just put the butter on the side.”
Me: “Excuse me?”
Me: “Yes. Coffee, please.. and that’s everything.”
RS: “One Minnie. Scramah egg, crease baykem, Anglish moppin, we bodder on sigh and copy… rye??”
Me: “Whatever you say.”
Me: “You’re welcome.”
Have you ever experienced anything like this? For some reason many companies believe customer service is an expense.
Customer service is a profit center. You do right by your customers and they’ll go out of their way for you.
They say when in Rome do as the Romans do. How about when dealing with English speaking clientele speak English!
Jud unda stang?
(Disclaimer: I am not a racist or anything close to it. Just stating the facts here folks.)
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