First Genuine Pet Peeve of 2008
When I've just called some sort of reception desk and the person working the desk transfers me without waiting for me to finish my sentence of explanation.
Them: Thanks for calling Rude Imporium how can I help you?
Me: Hi there. I don't know who the best person to speak with is but I think I need to get in touch with Dr. Johnathan Explodinghead. I'm calling from--
Them: JUST A MOMENT.
and then I'm transferred.
Then after waiting for Dr. Jonathan Explodinghead's voice mail to pick up I realize that he may not have been the best person to speak with. So I now need to call that same receptionist back to try and explain my story to them yet again, praying that they won't machine gun transfer me again.
This happened 4 times yesterday when all would have been solved had the person on the other end of the line actually taken 10 more seconds to hear me out.
FRONT DESKS OF THE WORLD: MORE PATIENCE PLEASE in 2008!