January 20, 2012

I Am Worried For The Future

This is a true story about a phone call a Mom and a phone call. Not much surprises me anymore, but I'll be honest, my faith in fellow man is starting to waiver a smidge!

To preface, I was making a phone call for the boy's transportation to THERAPY with the Nanny. When I have to work and he has therapy, I call the insurance transportation so the Nanny doesn't have to drive the 90 mile round trip. Let me also preface this is never a fun call to make, we've only used this service oh, 100 times and we are never in the system (yet they always "add" it). So it always takes at least 20 minutes and I have to have every address, number, blood type, mother's maiden name, and place of my great-great uncle's birth readily available.

So the phone call goes a little something like this (after they can't find Therapy Heaven* in the system...Shocking...)....

Operator: "What is the number again ma'am?"

Me: "555-555-5555" (Third times a charm?)

Operator: "What is the address again?"

Me: "Blah, blah blah, B.F.E, blah, blah, they said they added this in the system last time."

Operator: "And what is the name of the place?"

Me: "Therapy Heaven." (Please note, I am not going for speech therapy, my son is, so I am crystal)

Operator: "Therapy Heaven?"

Me: "Yes sir, Therapy Heaven in insert town name here.

Operator: "T-H-E-R-A-P-H-Y?"

Me: "Ah, no, T-H-E-R-A-P-Y."

Operator: "T-H-E-R-A-P-H-Y?"

Me: "No, T-H-E-R-A-P-Y."

Operator: "Okay ma'am, please hold I will add you into the system, can I have the phone number and address again please?"

Really? Really? This perhaps may explain why they can never find us in the system! This is an insurance company I am calling, and all this operator does is transportation appointments AND is required to ask what kind of Therapy is needed, which he has to type into the computer! I'm worried for the future, just sayin'.

Now I don't claim to be Spelling Bee Champion or anything...but come on.

Anyone have a bad spelling moment, or a story of one?

*Therapy Heaven doesn't exist, but this is what I call our therapy office when they are listening.

{This is a re-purposed post because I am in the process of moving, not blogs, slight issue with the blog move, but I am actually moving geographic locations, I'll be back soon, until then you get this crap.}


  1. My mom can't spell for beans. I corrected her spelling when I was in kindergarten. I, however, am a stellar speller.

  2. A girl that worked at our local deli used to ask whenever I placed an order over the phone if I'd be picking it up any pacific time.

    And then I'd laugh and laugh at her.

    Daughter also used to call her art easel a weasel. I never corrected her because I liked her saying she was drawing on her weasel. (She was only like 4 years old though unlike deli girl).

  3. Totally missed the spelling part. I read your blog post pronouncing therapy as therafee. Just now realized you were spelling it. I'd start calling it therafee now though just because it's funny.

  4. I always a giggle a little when people write/say "for all intensive purposes", as opposed to "for all intents and purposes".

  5. LOL oh my god people are so retarded, I genuinely worry for the future of society x

  6. LOL I have this with a receptionist at my doctor, I swear I've never wanted to throat punch someone so badly! x

  7. um, this has got to be beyond annoying. I'm annoyed and I'm not even involved! BTW, all the best with the move!

  8. At least it wasn't a pronunciation error. When my son was two, I got an adorable pit bull puppy and named her Venus. One afternoon, while meeting with clients, my son comes walking in carrying this puppy, and when asked what the puppy's name was, he excitedly told them "Penis". Yeah, maybe I should have thought that one out a little better.

  9. You must've been so worried for the future you left your blog. Come back. I won't say therafee no more.

  10. You just gave me my laugh of the day. Ha, some people just don't get it. Especially in the customer service that I work with...but I always think it is the customer that doesn't get it! Times like those I feel better about myself!

  11. Hahaha.. This is intense. =p I saw once in a sort of game show I think.. Calendar was spelled as Calender.. =p


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