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Jackass #25 – Yay-hoos who close their phone messages with a cliche.

June 22, 2011

When I want to leave a message all I really want to know is did I reach the right number/person. Everything else, is extraneous.

I also don’t require directions. I pretty much have the whole message-leaving business under control.

Leave it to the jackasses, however,  to mess up this simple task.

What began innocently enough, “leave a message at the tone and have a nice day!” has now morphed into a opportunity for jackass grandstanding.

“You’ve reached John Doe, at 555-5555. Please leave a message at the tone.”

So far so good.

“And remember…”

Uh, oh…here it comes.

“You have the power to change your perception, so make it a phenomenal day!”

Really do I? What if received some terrible news that day? Or, what if I want a slightly sub-phenomenal day today, as I am worn out from all the previous phenomenal days that have preceded this one. Do I really need to recalibrate my expectations due to your phone greeting?

What a bunch of jackassery! I don’t even know where to begin with how wrong this is.  You think this sort of thing is obvious.

Apparently not. That’s what makes it jackassery.

 

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