Wednesday, May 27, 2009

An Apology, a Funny, a Shameless Plea, and an Award

An Apology
To any EntreCard droppers who have dropped here in the past five days or so, I apologize. I totally have not had sufficient time to devote to EC recently. I am thinking of getting out of EC, but I need to find another means of advertising/networking first. More about that below.

A Funny
Part of my job is answering phones. I don't have to help many folks; mostly, I just route calls out to the appropriate people. Sometimes, though, the callers make it almost impossible for anyone to help them. I went through this little scenario last week:

Caller: I'd like to speak to Bob Shipping, please.

Me: Ma'am, there are several men named Bob here, but no one whose last name is Shipping. Do you know which Bob you need to speak with?

Caller: There's no Bob Shipping? That's how I wrote his name down.

Me: Ma'am, there's no Bob Shipping...this is Shipping. You've called the Shipping Department.

Caller: But, I know I wrote down Bob Shipping! Can you please check and make sure there's no one there by that name?

**At this point, I wanted to say, "Lady, have you ever known anyone whose name was "Shipping"? And, assuming that there was someone by that name, what kind of coincidence would it be for him to WORK IN THE SHIPPING DEPARTMENT??"**

Me: Ma'am, can you tell me what this is concerning? That could help me find your party for you.

Fortunately, she knew what she was calling about, so I was able to figure out who she needed. It was indeed a Bob, but his last name is not remotely close to "Shipping." Go figure.

A Shameless Plea
Since I've been thinking about getting out of EC, I've been trying to find another way to network/market my blog. I found a lot of my favorite blogs through, so I thought I might take a shot at registering my blog with them. I did the registration part a few days ago, but I haven't heard anything yet. So, Diesel, if you're reading this post, this puppy face is for you:
Pretty please? I would love to be part of!

An Award
This is so exciting--I got my first award!! Stacie very graciously gifted me with a "One Lovely Blog" award. It has a really cool button thingy, but I am seriously lame and couldn't figure out how to post it here. Thanks, Stacie, and sorry I suck at the whole technology thing. If you haven't checked out Stacie's blog, you should! She's a mom, which I'm pretty sure means that she has WAY more irritation in her life than I do, and she's really funny. She also has a very cool header that I have coveted on more than one occasion. Thanks again, Stacie!


feefifoto said...

I'm thinking of getting out of EC too, since I think I've found just about any interesting blog I'm going to find there. I've been finding a lot of smart blogs through BlogHer.

Kathy said...

Bob Shipping. Priceless! How did you keep it together through that conversation?!

I'm sure Diesel will approve your HB request. Besides, I have it under good authority that he cannot resist puppehs.

absepa said...

feefifoto: My biggest problem with EC is trying to find time to do drops. I hate to think that people are dropping cards at my blog, while I'm not returning the favor. I've been thinking about checking into BlogHer as well.

Kathy: It wasn't easy! Sometimes it's really tough for me to control my giggles, and that was definitely one of them.

I'm counting on the power of the puppeh face to win Diesel over, even if my writing doesn't. :)

Stacie's Madness said...

you are welcome, so very welcome.

good luck with the humor bloggers thing, I've wondered about it myself...but then the pressure of being funny all the

JD at I Do Things said...

Congrats on the award!

As for Humor-Blog, I don't see why you'd have any problem getting in. It can be a good way to solicit more traffic. I used to try to stay in the top 20, but it just got to be too much work.

Um . . . Bob Shipping? Next thing you know you'll be getting a call for Jane Billing. Altho that actually sounds like a name. UNLIKE BOB SHIPPING!

absepa said...

Stacie: I know...sometimes when I don't post for a while, it's because I can't think of anything funny to say. I'll need to try to be funny more often if I get on

JD: Thanks! I would really like to drop EC, but have another way to get some traffic. I found several of the blogs I read now through, so I know it works.

The whole "Bob Shipping" thing was just too much. Who knows, tho? Maybe there really is a Bob Shipping out there.

Anonymous said...

I just found you on humor bloggers So congrats I applied and didn't hear anything for a week and just got approved also.

absepa said...

FreakSMack: Thanks! I heard from Diesel yesterday, and I'm really excited to be on Humor-Blogs. Now I just need to find time to get the link info posted. :)