20 November 2006

Allo! Allo!

Mornings are my busiest time of the day and a big chunk of it is spent on the phone, be it my mobile or my Skype. Morning is the time where I can catch the US West Coast folks before they go home for the day, US East Coast folks before they go to bed and Australia before they go for lunch. That is on top of the fact that it is the start of the day back here.

It can be so busy that I may end up with people on both lines at the same time. It is extremely frustrating to have a phone ringing incessantly while you are on Skype and vice versa. Throw in my desk phone and we have a real circus going on. Don't even get me started with people coming into my office asking for this, asking for that. *Throws arms in the air*

As some of you are aware, it has been a crazy period of time for me right now. Severe bottlenecks causing a huge backlog of work for me. Be it quotations, submissions, sample productions, pre-production cutting, costing, etc. I have fallen behind in every aspect. The volume of work is just too overwhelming. There is nothing I can do but just keep plugging at it one at a time until the last one is taken care of.

I think I should be able to have everything sewn up by the first week of December. Hopefully by then, I would be ready to go home for a well deserved rest.

Anyway just this morning, in the midst of my numerous phone calls, I picked up my mobile phone and dial a customer in Spitland.

I could see from the screen of my mobile phone that the call went through. Strangely, I didn't hear any ring tone.

"Hello?" I spoke, thinking that customer must have had picked up the phone at the first ring and as such, no ring tone on my side.


"Hello?" I asked again. Still no response and the screen on the phone indicated that the call ended.

Hmm.... maybe it was a bad connection and I didn't suspect anything amiss initially given that it is a very common thing in Spitland.

The whole scenario must be replayed itself a few more times before I thought perhaps it was my bluetooth connection between the phone and the earpiece acting up. So I went ahead and did the usual troubleshooting of disconnecting and reconnecting, un-pairing and re-pairing.

I tried again and still the same thing.

I was getting myself very flustered until I saw a little blue light flashing at the corner of my desk.

It was my bluetooth earpiece. I had the wrong earpiece (the Skype one) in my ear all this while...
...Silly me.

- Voxeros

1. heather left...
Monday, 20 November 2006 4:15 pm ::
ahahaha, you very goondu leh!! :P

2. Gary left...
Monday, 20 November 2006 7:04 pm
jay.. this topic seem very related when you talk to me using Skype.. lol.. your voice so american-ish.. too bad i dont have mic.. if not i would have lol through your ears..

3. JayWalk left...
Monday, 20 November 2006 9:35 pm :: 
Heather: Aiyah... busy up to eyeballs mah....

Gary: Well, all my customers are Americans and I guess some of their accent rubbed off on me.

4. Everton left...
Tuesday, 21 November 2006 8:45 am
Gumbatte! Jia You! Hard work will eventually pay off! I am rooting for you from Southern Texas. P.S. I like the photos of Faith and Gabriel.

5. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 21 November 2006 9:53 am :: 
Everton: Thanks for the pom pom wave. It is damn tough right now.

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