The In-laws were coming over for lunch today, so I left hubby at home to get the weber and food going and ventured off to Tygervalley. With the 3 children.
Which normally is fine for short trips, but I really needed to pay the Telkom account and I had lost the actual account, so I went into the Telkom Direct store, with the 3 children in the trolley, each a packet of chips in hand.
There is this guy that works there that has pissed me off before when I had ADSL installed, so I try to avoid him, but I had no choice today as the only other person in the store was helping an old lady and her son.
Me: Hi there, I would like to pay my account please, I don’t have the actual account, but I can give you the phone number.
Him: That’s not possible, you can’t pay accounts here.
Me: Huh, I paid here last month?
Him: You’ll have to wait 30 minutes as I blah blah blah system blah blah blah barcode, but you can ask that lady that’s busy now, so you must wait.
Me: Fine, I’ll wait. (thinking: doos, watch this space)
So I waited a lifetime hours couple of minutes in which time the children finished their chips and started performing. The noise level from the trolley kept increasing and finally reached peak when the girls started pulling each other’s hair and screaming like banshees. At which point the people in the shop all whipped around their heads and I could feel the folk in the packed Mugg ‘n Bean across the passage burning holes in my back.
In this time other people had also walked into the store and the lady behind the counter then still goes ahead and helps someone else before me that arrived after me. WTF??
My point is this: Do NOT try to bully someone with 3 kids in a trolley. I am beyond getting embarrassed about noise. In fact, I am almost immune to it. Don’t mess with me. Hopefully he’ll think twice before he tries the sane stint next time. I’m still going to complain, even though it might irritate me even more as I know nothing will come from it..
God help Telkom if they ever had to Privatise. They wouldn’t last 3 months with that crap attitude.
And yes, I’ll be registering for on-line accounts tonight..