office expressions.

musings from my experience at the home/office.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Land Line.

It's official, I now have a land line hooked up at our house. I was trying to remember the last time I had purchased a land line phone and actually paid for service, and I realized that outside of my college dorm room, I have NEVER done this before! There's a first time for everything, right?

I braved the 3 inches of 'paralyzing snow' that fell in Denver yesterday (they literally had to shut parts of 1-25 down), and headed to Best Buy to select the right phone system for my office. Hidden in the back of the store, right next to the microwaves and vacuum cleaners (all of the other products you never knew you could buy there!) were the regular old phones.Since I had about 3-4 options to choose from that met my needs (a cordless phone, with an extra handset for another location in your house, as well as a hands free headset), it took me all of 5 minutes to pick the one I, I tend to be an impulse shopper. Guilty.

The very first call I received on my new phone was a guy from ADT, the conversation went something like this:
Spammer:"Hi m'am, how are you today?"
homewerker""Fine, how are you?" (tone of voice: anxious, a little angry, and ready to hang up)
Spammer: "Please don't be concerned, m'am, I am not trying to sell you anything. I work in the promotions department for ADT!"
homewerker: (inside voice, "OF COURSE YOU ARE TRYING TO SELL ME SOMETHING")

The rest of the conversation is just as interesting as what I just typed, so I promptly hung up the phone and went  to the 'National Do Not Call Registry" website and registered all three of my new phone numbers. Sheesh, the phone line was active for less than 24 hours and already I got hit up by Mr. Spam-a-lot.

Well, the tunes of Jeff Buckley singing 'Hallelujah' are calling me away on Pandora...more thoughts on the land line to come, I'm sure. Happy Casual Friday to all of you workin' stiffs who have the pleasure of visiting the Land of Cubicles on a regular basis. May your Levis keep you casual and comfy today. In case you forgot, this is how to rock 'business casual Fridays':


  1. HA! I thought you might enjoy that. I think the funniest part is his briefcase. Where in the world is he taking that thing?!