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"Answers on a postcard, please"
« on: June 08, 2011, 11:27:13 PM »

Sitting in our lounge at 7.40pm today, reading a book, and the phone rang:

"Hello" said I.
"Is it too late to place an order?" said the caller.

Twenty Brownie points on offer for the closest guess to my reply (remember it's a family forum).
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Re: "Answers on a postcard, please"
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011, 11:31:38 PM »

in this cash strapped economic climate, i hope you said..........

"certainly not sir.......i'll process it straight away, and have in in the post first thing tomorrow"

NO" :o, oh well!!! %) %) %) %) %)
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Re: "Answers on a postcard, please"
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011, 11:37:17 PM »

''never to late to put out an order but i'm afraid its only leftover steak that's available right now, I believe the dog is chewing on it, if you like i can wrestle the dog to the floor to get it, package it up only half chewed for you and only charge you 1/2 price but i will have to charge extra should the dog decide he wants to take a chunk out of my leg!'

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Re: "Answers on a postcard, please"
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2011, 11:48:54 PM »

I,m afraid it is....... but I can give you the number to  the Chinese Take Away next door if that's of help.....  >>:-( >>:-( <*< <*<
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Re: "Answers on a postcard, please"
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011, 12:24:05 AM »

' go away & have intercourse' although maybe using slightly different words?
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Re: "Answers on a postcard, please"
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2011, 02:29:05 AM »

What else would you say than:

No, its never too late, what would you like?

 {-) {-) {-)
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Re: "Answers on a postcard, please"
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2011, 08:00:33 AM »

You OLD Smoothie

   " Yes Sir it,s never to late "   then you add 75% surcharge and post it 2 days later ( with out a Stamp )       {-) {-) {-)

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Re: "Answers on a postcard, please"
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2011, 08:24:57 AM »

Maybe it's time to invest in a second phone line for the business, with an answering machine for out of hours. :-))
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2011, 09:09:05 AM »

C'mon guys give him a break it wasn't that late here.
 %) %) %) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: "Answers on a postcard, please"
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2011, 11:29:42 AM »

could have been 7 40 AM having breakfast in bed
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Re: "Answers on a postcard, please"
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2011, 04:35:32 PM »

Its nice to be able to go home and leave the phone at work! Not always an option. Mind you, then its club members on the phone!!
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2011, 07:35:12 PM »

 :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :police:

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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2011, 08:17:18 PM »

 author=dougal99 link=topic=30865.msg304970#msg304970 date=1307644512]
 :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :police:


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Re: "Answers on a postcard, please"
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2011, 09:31:33 PM »

dont know what the problem is ? 1940hrs for somebody wishing to purchase parts , not everybody in this world works to a strict uk 9 till 5 system ! for many years i would take calls throughout the night from customers who required my assistance , none of them were EVER TURNED AWAY  ! it did mean that some nights id be call out at two or three in the morning to rush refrigerant gas , or medical organs around the uk  .
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Re: "Answers on a postcard, please"
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2011, 08:58:40 AM »

dont know what the problem is ? 1940hrs for somebody wishing to purchase parts , not everybody in this world works to a strict uk 9 till 5 system ! for many years i would take calls throughout the night from customers who required my assistance , none of them were EVER TURNED AWAY  ! it did mean that some nights id be call out at two or three in the morning to rush refrigerant gas , or medical organs around the uk  .
O dear. No Brownie points here, but maybe a dozen raspberries for missing the point. The idea was to give an opportunity for mirth to the usual suspects by allowing them to make daft and even vaguely insulting suggestions as to what I might have said to this gent. Perhaps if I'd posted this under "Humour" then you might have had more of a clue.

Your work ethic is most laudable but the comparison is baseless. We aren't in business to attend to medical emergencies - we make speed controllers etc. You may not think that 7.40pm is an unsuitable time for taking telephone orders but I personally work seven days a week in this business, often for more than ten hours a day, so my private time is pretty valuable. Our telephone/business hours are posted on our website and appear on every copy of our price list. If buying model boat electronics at 7.40pm is that important then perhaps I've got it all wrong - but we seem to do OK "working 9 to 5" so we won't be changing the opening hours any time soon.

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Re: "Answers on a postcard, please"
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2011, 09:43:18 AM »

Hi Boss

Have you thought about having an ex directory phone line for your private calls and an answering machine on your business line.

Worked for me.

I would need the ex directory number though. ok2
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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2011, 09:44:42 AM »

author=dougal99 link=topic=30865.msg304970#msg304970 date=1307644512]
 :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :police:


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Re: "Answers on a postcard, please"
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2011, 12:39:12 PM »

Another question:

I was driving behind a tanker lorry yesterday... at the back, it had a ladder up to the tank top walkway....


on the ladder was the sign:  Not for tank top  access    -  -  what the hell else is the ladder for?!?!?!?
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Re: "Answers on a postcard, please"
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2011, 12:47:42 PM »

Tankers operate a very strict one way system...... The ladder at the back is for dismounting only. You gain access from the front of the tanker..

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Re: "Answers on a postcard, please"
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2011, 12:49:59 PM »

''Ladder not for top access , it is for decoration only, we only put it there to keep the H&S prat's happy!''
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« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2011, 01:01:04 PM »

nah its none of the above,  :}I've seen mad max 1-2-3 you put a load of barbed wire around it and set up a gun platform to shoot the baddy's... :} :} :} :police:
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« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2011, 01:10:31 PM »

Talking of signs on backs of lorry's and such.. founds this, very fitting i though and it beats the ''if you can read this your to close!''

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« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2011, 02:02:33 PM »

Talking of signs on backs of lorry's and such.. founds this, very fitting i though and it beats the ''if you can read this your to close!''
Looking at the flag, I suppose it means a US soldier
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« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2011, 03:56:09 PM »

Looking at the flag, I suppose it means a US soldier

Well of course! We all know the yanks won the war for us!
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« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2011, 05:03:01 PM »

Well of course! We all know the yanks won the war for us!
which one  1917-18 or 1941-45 :-))
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