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abefroman329:

--- Quote from: roadman65 on May 10, 2022, 02:40:54 PM ---Back in CB Radios days when they were ever so popular, there was Emergency Chanel 9 which was monitored by law enforcement 24/7.  What irked me about it was the way dispatchers responded after a distress call.

Instead of asking the caller, how May I be of assistance?  Or saying with a smile on their face ( yes you can hear a smile on radio) “ This is Smithtown Police, how may we help.” You would get straight forward response “ Please describe the nature of your problem”

  Although not rude in tone, it’s still not sounding helpful but like you were wasting his free time at the station and like his thinking mode was “just say it and and end it. I don’t want to be bothered”

What straight forward phrase annoy you in common talk, exclude this forum please..
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In fairness, they probably did this because, in an emergency, seconds count, and there's no time to waste on pleasantries.

Max Rockatansky:

--- Quote from: kphoger on May 10, 2022, 04:14:39 PM ---
--- Quote from: formulanone on May 10, 2022, 04:02:05 PM ---After seeing the average person at Wal-Mart, and knowing they're even more average than that, I know I'd lose my job in the first four hours for that kind of pay.

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My first job was in retail.  Specifically, I pushed shopping carts full-time at a Target in the soccer mom western suburbs of Chicago (Roosevelt Road & County Farm Road).  One day, I had been out pushing carts in the rain for about six hours.  A lady came in, started to grab a cart, quickly removed her hand, and exclaimed in shocked surprise:  Ooh, they're all wet!.  I said wryly, It's raining outside.

I came pretty close to losing my job over that remark—perhaps because my manager didn't believe her, that I might be so rude.  (He didn't know me well enough, I guess.)

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I pushed carts for about three months in a Phoenix summer at Target before I transferred to their security department.  At the time I was training for police physical agility exams and wanted it get my weight down 30 pounds so I wouldn’t have to bench press 215 pounds twelve times (Phoenix PD required you bench your body weight 12 times in a set and I could only do 5-7 reps at 215 pounds).  I found the best way to avoid having to be friendly to customers was to stay in constant motion.  I found this could be accomplished by way of pushing 8 carts from each parking lot row rather than using the cart pusher machine.  I was getting a solid 15-20 miles of waking in every day on top of the running I was already doing in the morning.  I overshot my weight loss goal and dropped 42 pounds during that three months.  Nobody really ever bothered me so long as I appeared to be busy, probably the easiest job on the mind I’ve ever had. 

jeffandnicole:

--- Quote from: abefroman329 on May 10, 2022, 04:21:23 PM ---
--- Quote from: roadman65 on May 10, 2022, 02:40:54 PM ---Back in CB Radios days when they were ever so popular, there was Emergency Chanel 9 which was monitored by law enforcement 24/7.  What irked me about it was the way dispatchers responded after a distress call.

Instead of asking the caller, how May I be of assistance?  Or saying with a smile on their face ( yes you can hear a smile on radio) “ This is Smithtown Police, how may we help.” You would get straight forward response “ Please describe the nature of your problem”

  Although not rude in tone, it’s still not sounding helpful but like you were wasting his free time at the station and like his thinking mode was “just say it and and end it. I don’t want to be bothered”

What straight forward phrase annoy you in common talk, exclude this forum please..
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In fairness, they probably did this because, in an emergency, seconds count, and there's no time to waste on pleasantries.

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The ones I've talked with usually answer "911 what's your emergency?".

I bet if they said "This is Smithtown Police, how may we help", The person would often say "I have an emergency...".

It just helps get to the point much quicker.

Scott5114:

--- Quote from: abefroman329 on May 10, 2022, 04:21:23 PM ---
--- Quote from: roadman65 on May 10, 2022, 02:40:54 PM ---Back in CB Radios days when they were ever so popular, there was Emergency Chanel 9 which was monitored by law enforcement 24/7.  What irked me about it was the way dispatchers responded after a distress call.

Instead of asking the caller, how May I be of assistance?  Or saying with a smile on their face ( yes you can hear a smile on radio) “ This is Smithtown Police, how may we help.” You would get straight forward response “ Please describe the nature of your problem”

  Although not rude in tone, it’s still not sounding helpful but like you were wasting his free time at the station and like his thinking mode was “just say it and and end it. I don’t want to be bothered”

What straight forward phrase annoy you in common talk, exclude this forum please..
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In fairness, they probably did this because, in an emergency, seconds count, and there's no time to waste on pleasantries.

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I mean, they could shorten it even further: "Say your problem!"

JayhawkCO:
Saying "Hello" instead of getting to the point when pinging someone on Teams.

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