Customer Service is it out there?

I thought I would tell you what happened last winter out here in Forest. It took a while to recover thus the late report.

I went into such shock that it became necessary to take a nap late on a Saturday afternoon. It was either that or figure if it was five o’clock somewhere and visit Miss Merlot to overcome my emotions.

Every time you turn on the news these days all you hear are the horrors of the world we live in. If you don’t get your fix of world and local news to damage your mental stability you can always find a reality show to fill in the gaps.

Me, I’m from the old school. WORK being a four letter word of the right sort and I’m going to tell you that it still does exist and it’s about to give itself a facelift.  You corporate types might want to consider leaving your egos at the door of your corner office when I’m finished.

My darling daughter wanted her car detailed. She could have left my Forest where she shares life with me and her dad only to deposit her vehicle for ten plus hours while wandering around the mall in the big city leaving her vehicle in the hands of  a corporate structure owning a massive parking lot with a roof over it.

Naturally they would have been happy to detail her nice new car, charge her lots of money and treat her as though she should be happy and grateful for the privilege of their very presence. Having  chosen to be number fifty in line for their fabulous detailing price list. Just check the blocks and you will be out of here in say a few hundred dollars from now. Oh about the time we don’t actually guarantee the time of completion, damage that might occur etc. Just leave your credit card via pre-swipe of your card and go sit on a bench or as I mentioned earlier wander through the mall for hours and miles of walking.

Corporate being what it is  the only deal in town  choose the pale face rider behind the customer service counter push the appropriate button on the computer screen and agree to signing your life away; last button to the right that says agree to all terms and conditions before dropping  keys in the happy to oblige slot.

Daddy had a daddy daughter talk with her and it was decided she might want to call some little guy just getting started with a van, cleaning supplies and a little thing call Groupon. I can’t be sure why she agreed to take his advice other than the last time she left us alone UN-supervised we were either on the roof again sweeping the leaves off or into some other nefarious things she deems dangerous we are famous for out here in my Forest.

Sooooooooooo, this young fellow shows up to detail her vehicle and the crapper is on time. Imagine that? His pants arn’t hanging down to his knees showing his bad taste in underwear. He is neat, well mannered and went right to work. His van was filled to the brim with all the equipment and cleaning supplies he needed to accomplish the task of detailing her fancy dancy much loved hybrid vehicle.

I should tell you up front before we go any further this all occurred last winter coming back from a trip to up-state New York traveling back through that big-ass snow storm.

Let’s just say it was a job of all jobs and to top it all off the dogs had taken the trip as well. Two shedding creatures filled with lots of love having rolled  in all matter of mud, snow and farm manure while there visiting on a dairy farm.

A big smile crosses his face instead of a frown as he begins working. He knocks on the door after a time for her to come out and take a look when he had finished his chore.

I follow being nosy and curious as to how all this magic can happen from a tiny little van parked way out here in my Forest.

To my discovery a forensic CSI agent looking for DNA evidence would have thrown up his hands and given up. The inside and the outside of her vehicle was showroom ready.

I’m thinking this is going to cost you a fortune daughter I don’t care what that Groupon said. After all she had ask for extras once he got here.

The bill, oh the bill; I thought a southern woman would get the vapors and need the smelling salts. It was half the price of a big city job and the work was well the work was simply outstanding. Her vehicle was show room ready if I might say so and I will. It was show room ready.

Industrious hard working folks do exist and in my opinion are the future of our country.

This young man offered something unique, a job well done with a smile on his face coupled with appreciation for the opportunity to do it.

The corporate world should take a lesson from him not to mention the managers and other employees that spend the day complaining about how much they hate their jobs and are on the hunt for more money with less to do for their pay check.

I’m not finished yet.

There are a lot of folks that are intentionally  or not out of work wandering around scratching their rears whining in their beers tapping away texting on their free cell phones who think they are to good to get their hands dirty. Listen up and learn from this young fellow because one day you will find yourself seeing him on the news representing one of those fortune 500 companies HIS the one that understands the word WORK and CUSTOMER SERVICE.

You will no doubt find him in the corner office with the sign that says leave your ego at the door.

Thanks for listening I’ll lighten up next time with a funny for you from my Forest out here Through the Whispering Pines.







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