Thursday, August 27, 2009

Personally I Blame Kate Beckinsdale

Sometimes when there is no one to answer phones at the company I find myself up at the front desk directing calls.  Generally it is pretty simple.  Most of the time is spent doing the following:

1) Answer Call
2) Transfer Call

When no one is on the phone I either do actual work or more often just catch up on the days news.  Today, though, something happened which has never happened before.

A currier came in with several packages for someone.  A normal person would just sign for them and eventually call the co-worker to come and pickup the package the next time they passed through reception.

But I am not a normal person.  I am a person who has currently rated over 1600 on Netflix which means I have seen WWWAAAYYY too many movies.

And the reason I won't sign for packages that aren't for me or that I don't know the contents of is because of the movie Broken Down Palace*.  Never seen it?  Oh, let me give you a brief little description:  Two girls go on vacation in Thailand.  They agree to carry a package for a stranger.  SPOILER ALERT:  The package contained drugs.  They got caught and ended up in a Thai prison.


So sorry to all UPS, FedEx, Postmen, DHL, or bike messengers.  You will have to wait while I call the person the package was intended for up to the front desk 'cause I ain't signing for it.

~ The Office Scribe

*  You could also substitute Bridget Jones 2: The Edge of Reason but it doesn't provide as negative a look at a Thai woman's prison because as long as you wear a bra and know Madonna you will okay in that scenario because a cure British barrister will save you and you won't have to depend on the president from Independence Day.


4 comments:

The Jaded Voice said...

Couriers don't like me so much because my sig is always illegible... That way if the package is a bomb they can't prove I signed for it and if it's a million bucks...well they can't prove I signed for it.... But it would probably be obvious when I don't show up for work anymore.

David said...

I could be wrong here but I'm just guessing that there are very few packages showing up that contain a million bucks.

Fortunately, there aren't many showing up with a bomb either.

The Jaded Voice said...

@ David.... yes I'm sure people don't send millions of dollars via FedEx... but a girl can dream can't she?

GS said...

... and a roach will crawl its way on to your mouth (or was it the ear)... I don´t know but something bad always happens on the movies I´ve seen filmed in Thailand (have you seen The Beach?!)