Posted: 30/09/2016 at 08:01
Morning all. Nipped online to check my emails for work in case we're on day five of no internet there. Surprisingly quiet inbox this morning!
As for the muppets that think they can try and interrupt my day... I've started answering my phone when an unknown numbers comes up with as "EMERGENCY SERVICES *whisper* museum your details are being recorded how may I assist?" 96% hang up there and then. Any that want to talk about accidents are informed: "love I deal with hundreds of accidents* a day: you're going to be more specific"
(This is of course entirely true: how many of those school children visiting the museum are "accidents"? )
Car insurance: "what is your cover like for fire engines?"
For anyone else I usually inform them that I have their details and they are being transferred to the Police Call Centre. The line has never yet not gone clear!
If it is someone I know than I just laugh and tell them I'm in work mode (not that most people I know call me: it seems text is the preferred method of communication).
What always amazes me though is despite people who you think are quite clever, who read all about these scams in their newspapers, who are warned repeatedly by family not to respond to the "you have won" letters or answer questions on the telephone... still fall for it. SEVERAL TIMES. His lordships grandparents are prime examples. I like to think of it as too trusting. But really its scary.
Almost the weekend for all the work a week folks! I'm alas at work again on Saturday with some St John Ambulance youth groups which'll be fun! Then its all hell break to get the house ready for the builders.
If you don't hear from me next week: assume the building work is going badly wrong.