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.


Anonymous 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.

Anonymous 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?!)