I spent some time today volunteering in our church office working with Pastor Mark, seen here in the ever stylin' goggles with his sweet and beautiful wife, Annette. (The dubious looking character in the background is hubby.)
It soon became apparent that if I was to be of any help at all in the office, I was going to have to learn how to use the office phone.
As a teacher, I don't have much experience using "hold" and "page" telephone features. What do I mean I don't have much experience - - - - I have ZERO experience with office phones.
After about the third time I left the front desk to WALK to the Pastor's office to relay a message, he decided he needed to give me a little telephone 101 training. So, he came up to the front office and showed me how to hold, page, and transfer calls.
Wise man that he is, he knew I would need practice, so - - -
He walked back to his office where he could play two roles, "cell phone guy," and "Pastor Mark." (No - - - this ISN'T his cell phone, not having a photo of his I had to substitute a picture of mine.)
The call went something like this:
Me: "Westview Wesleyan Church, this is Keetha Broyles, how may I help you?"
Cell Phone Guy: "I need to talk to Pastor Mark."
Me: "Just one moment, please." (press hold button, press Pastor Mark page button)
Pastor Mark: "Yes?"
Me: "You have a phone call on line one, can you take it now?"
Pastor Mark: "I'm in a very important meeting, would you take a number?"
Me: "Sure, just a moment please." (press hold button, press line 1)
Me: "Sir, Pastor Mark is in a meeting, may I take your number please?"
Cell Phone Guy: "NO!! I want to talk to him NOW!"
Me: "Just a moment sir, I'll see what I can do." (push all those hold and page buttons again)
Me: "Pastor Mark, the guy on the other line is a REAL JERK and he insists on talking to you."
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Oh - - - I do crack myself up!!!!