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05-06-2015, 10:59 AM
Customer service proselytizing?
So I call a customer service line today and he proceeds to talk to me about Christ and how we all killed him, etc. I'm calling to have my pond pump warranty honored and this guy starts talking about Christ. Really? I just laughed it off because I was getting what I want, but if it was just routine I would have laid into this guy. Big balls on Christians.

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05-06-2015, 11:04 AM
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(05-06-2015 10:59 AM)WillHopp Wrote:  So I call a customer service line today and he proceeds to talk to me about Christ and how we all killed him, etc. I'm calling to have my pond pump warranty honored and this guy starts talking about Christ. Really? I just laughed it off because I was getting what I want, but if it was just routine I would have laid into this guy. Big balls on Christians.

After you get it or whatever I would consider calling back and speaking with a manager because it's inappropriate and rather unprofessional.


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05-06-2015, 11:07 AM
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Well, I've heard some strange things but this is whole new level. Laugh is appropriate response to such nonsense I think.

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05-06-2015, 11:08 AM
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And he started talking about his stepkids and how they blame him for their problems. He also said something like we all killed Christ, yada, yada, yada. It all started with him saying my name meant Christ follower, which made my sweet tea come out of my nose. IRL my first name is Christopher.

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05-06-2015, 11:11 AM
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Should of asked him if he fancied his chances of walking across the surface of the pond! Wink

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05-06-2015, 11:11 AM
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(05-06-2015 10:59 AM)WillHopp Wrote:  So I call a customer service line today and he proceeds to talk to me about Christ and how we all killed him, etc. I'm calling to have my pond pump warranty honored and this guy starts talking about Christ. Really? I just laughed it off because I was getting what I want, but if it was just routine I would have laid into this guy. Big balls on Christians.

I know for the companies I've worked for this would be grounds for some rather nasty disciplinary action or even termination for the employee. Religion is a big no no discussion topic in customer service, i've had to dance around it when people tried to religion up on calls when I used to be on the phones for my job, usually by trying to change the topic.

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05-06-2015, 11:14 AM
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(05-06-2015 11:08 AM)WillHopp Wrote:  And he started talking about his stepkids and how they blame him for their problems. He also said something like we all killed Christ, yada, yada, yada. It all started with him saying my name meant Christ follower, which made my sweet tea come out of my nose. IRL my first name is Christopher.

I would have said, how can we have killed a man that never existed, wonder what would his response to that would have been.

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05-06-2015, 11:17 AM
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(05-06-2015 11:08 AM)WillHopp Wrote:  And he started talking about his stepkids and how they blame him for their problems. He also said something like we all killed Christ, yada, yada, yada. It all started with him saying my name meant Christ follower, which made my sweet tea come out of my nose. IRL my first name is Christopher.

This is a huge issue with customer service today -- don't know if it's because people have become used to over-sharing thanks to twitter or Facebook. Making a little small talk as you look up information is one thing, taking the opportunity to complain about ones family members to a rather captive audience isn't cool.

You should send him a bill for your therapy services. Tongue


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05-06-2015, 11:37 AM (This post was last modified: 05-06-2015 11:45 AM by Thumpalumpacus.)
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(05-06-2015 11:11 AM)LostLegend Wrote:  Should of asked him if he fancied his chances of walking across the surface of the pond! Wink

"Briggs Customer Service, how may I help you?"
"The pump in my pond isn't working."
"Does it have power?"
"Yes."
"Is the intake below the water level?"
"Yes, of course it is."
"Is it clear of any obstructions?"
"I don't know, I'll go look." [footsteps crunching through leaves]
"Jesus Christ!"
"Are you okay, sir?"
"I'm fine -- but I've got Jesus Christ stuck in the intake! What do I do?"
"It's okay, sir, calm down. Turn the pump off, close the intake valve, and then gently remove the body."
"Wait, this has happened before?"
"Yes, every so often we get a call from someone in Oklahoma and it turns out Jesus is blocking the intake. It's a simple fix, really."
"Wow, he was doing a miracle here on my pond?"
"Trying, sir. He was trying to perform a miracle ... but here at Briggs, we make our pumps so powerful that even the Lord himself had best learn to swim."
[sound of switches being turned on]"Well, thanks for your help. What should I do with the body?"
"Oh, just put it behind a rock on your property, it'll disappear in a couple of days."
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05-06-2015, 11:42 AM
RE: Customer service proselytizing?
Briggs and Stratton -- it's no BS.....

er...

Well, it sorta is.....


Wonder why they don't use that in their adverts??

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