It’s Days Like These …

December 10, 2007  |  Pissed Off, Random, Rants, Work

That I wish I stayed home in bed, under my covers, wrapped up real nice and warm, and in the deepest pits of sleep.  It was an odd day, a day where I experienced the most rude experience I have ever encountered, well not most rude, but you can get the picture.  You see currently I am working in the position of the Receptionist (which isn’t only a receptionist but in fact the Control Center for the entire branch) I am dealing with more customers day in, day out that you can count.  However today I encountered the type that just wants you to slam his head into the nearest wall, luckily for me, that wall is right next to me, to the right of me even! Let me paint you a picture:

I was standing ( I rarely sit down when a customer comes in) and this guy stumbles in with a cigarette in his hand, he trips on the step entering the branch yet has the cigarette hidden, after that trip he looks down and is like “Okh sawait 7adeth” (Omg I just had an accident) then he casually throws the cigarette outside the closing doors of our branch and enters saying “Shooofay ana a7terem el qawaneen” (See I respect the rules).  Bear in mind I just greet him the casual greeting of Good Morning Can I help you?

He then proceeds to act very weirdly, asking about our locations, I answer his question as clear as possible.  He then says “Shino 3endekom yam il Bidi3.. ana dayman ag3ad ehnak bl gahwa.. shno agrab fer3..”(What is your closest location to Al Bida’a area, I sit in the Coffee Shops there all the time, what’s close by?) I then tell him to kindly wait a few moments while I check, and so as I am opening the Location map he tells me “Okh mo 7afthaaa… la lazem ta7fetheeeen methel el masarwa 3ashan ba3dain ma esawonlech emte7an o tasqe6een feeh” (OMG you haven’t memorized them?  No no you have to memorize the locations like the egyptians [as in the egyptian students are always smart] so that next time you don’t flunk a test they might give you] of course I have a question mark on my face.  I give him some locations, I was professional enough to answer his questions without even flinching at the treatment I was getting, he kept on looking at me in a weird way, I thought I was an alien perhaps.

He then started saying I want to open an account for my 4 kids, I have 3 girls and 1 boy, and was drawing on a small paper, which he got himself from my desk I might add, which was mightly rude, there was paper on the counter top where they stand he did not have the right to reach onto the desk beneath that counter and take any of my stationary.  And started asking about the accounts.  I gave him information and he’s like I have money coming in from outside, hahaha don’t worry it’s not money laundering.  Again question mark is on my face! And when he finished doodling, it was his name with 4 arrows underneath it pointing to his kids name with his phone number to the side.  He goes on to say “Ana abee 6areeqa ina a7awel mablagh kel shahar 7ag e3yaaly bs la etgolenly shay al7eeen laish ina hatha (pointing to his head) mashghool ib shay akbar, abeech etshofen o hatha raqmi dezoly message aw shay” (I want a way to transfer to my kids money monthly but don’t tell me anything because this (pointing to his head) is busy with something big, I want you to check for me how and send me a message on my number with whatever (pointing to PC) and explain it there).

Of course my patience is running out, he takes a piece of candy and eats it but chokes, and asks for water, I bring him the water and before he leaves he says one thing that left me with a  :shock: look on my face!  “Sherbay mn waraaay 3an il 7asad o el 3ain.. feeeh ebreeka” (Drink after me against  envy/evil eye/black magic .. it has goodness).

Tell me what would you say when you encounter a customer like this, one of my colleagues told me that this would be a Mystery Shopper, but then I told her No way, because Mystery Shoppers don’t come and act a situation they come as if they are a normal customer and try not to draw attention to themselves.  Such a shocking and idiotic day I have had!


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  1. woah he sounds hella freaky! im glad you stayed professional even though he was an ass :*

  2. WHAT THE HELL!! Was he drunk????

  3. ananyah : I know, however I wanted to beat the hell out of him, he said a few other remarks but I did not want to mention them!

    Sou : I hope so, or stoned, at least that would explain things!

  4. Thank you for sharing with us your experience,its a lovely forum, however, if you can do me a favor and stop mentioning in your writings that you hate ppl.


  5. i hate people too!!!!
    and he was just
    …..God knows!I second Sou.

  6. maybe he was high or something !!!

  7. interesting post .. VERY .!
    i have had a situation with someone similar but in another way .. and it took around 2 months to know why he was like that .. but believe me this guy is not stoned .. not drunk .. not high .. he is mentally ill .. i dont know why i have a feeling that this guy you talked about is the same guy i had a situation with ..

  8. I would assume he’s either high, or simply disoriented. The thing is, he was slightly rude, and more offensive, at least he wasn’t very very rude.. so I’d assume he was probably high or drunk. :/ Allah ekon fe 3onech if you have to deal with many many customers all day like that..

    If I were you, I’d ask him random questions just to find out if he is mental or not!

  9. woman! I respect your patience! I would have shoved him to the nearest free agent!

  10. Wow now that is a really weird person to deal with! Next time throw water at him and see his reaction! Or call me to harass him, I will harass him without any issue!

  11. He is ill-manered ! I hate such people !

  12. thats nothing infront of a crazy client who becomes hysteric and starts throwing all your things on the table….have you encountered such incident….we work as slavesssss….take the bad and the good!

  13. grrr, i would like to punch him in the face :mad:
    how could his kids bare him? good god, i’d just crack up laughing at his face when he choked on that candy.. leave him choke to death :grin:

  14. I think he was drunk and went inside to pick up girls cos he did ask u to message him to his number so he can get ur number, not call…. But am pretty sure he was on something. U shud be proud of urself though for holding ur temper and not putting that wall into good use ;) U have a stressful job and handling it the way u did only shows u r up to the job and situations like these will show people u can go up the ladder :) U say u hate people, i say bravo ;)

  15. Fady : Welcome to my blog, this is basically my journal where I am myself hence if I prefer to write that I hate people it is my words, my memories that I am writing, therefore I don’t think I will stop doing that because others might find it offensive. Sorry for the way I responded but this is my place :) However thanks for your comment.

    your battlefield : Yes yes they should rot, or wait maybe maybe I put my psychiatrist plan in motion!

    Laialy_q8 : Who knows

    hamad : Lol maybe he is but I’m not sure… Yes that is something of what I deal with hehe sucks being me!

    N. : I remained quiet for most of the time just to let him talk it out and then leave, why should I give and take with him anyways but yeah.

    chikapappi : I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemies aslan!

    Marzouq : LOL I’ll call you hehehe it would be fun to watch and yeah it was totally weird!

    Cat : Exactly!

    Maze : Oh I’ve had someone who tore his own paper just because it couldn’t be signed from our side, a standing order that was going to surpass the 50% of net salary, so he got mad and tore it!

    shopa : God only knows!

    Nonaw : Hehehehe that was a thought but then he would messy up the floor and who would move him and such yekh!

    Fonzy : Yeah I know, that’s where I was like hell no he’s not going to do that to me! I am proud of myself, I can hold my temper yet I can sometimes show it on my face hehe but oh well :P Why do you say bravo though because I hate people? :P

  16. I say bravo cos its not easy to hold ur temper around such people….. ur conclusion was that u hate people, i say ur conclusion is that u shud be proud ;)

  17. Fonzy : I guess I can’t disagree with such wisdom hehee :P