Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.
At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.
Valued customer ~ New ~ Channel ~ Various ~ Post ~ Instead
They were submitted by: http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com
“Hi, this is Tanya. How can I help you?”
“Well, I am sitting here trying to figure out why I can’t get the new pair of Chanel shoes for a discount. I’ve been buying things from your online store for years. I deserve a discount.”
“I am sorry miss. I think there is a misunderstanding. This number…”
“No! There is no misunderstanding. I am a valued customer. I want those shoes for a discount now.”
“Miss, I am trying to explain to you that I can’t help you with that. I work…”
“Oh yes you will help me. I can’t believe how much money I spent on various clothes, bags, and shoes. You will give me what I want instead of wasting my time. It’s what you do for a living, now do it.”
“Can I please explain to you why I can’t help you?”
“I want to speak to your manager now! All I want is a discount for the shoes. I am going to blast your company on my blog. I am going to post about this on Facebook. I hope you get fired for not helping me.”
“Okay miss. I will transfer you to my boss. One moment.”
“Yeah sure, you’ll put me on hold for thirty minutes. Moron.”
The phone is just handed to the person next to Tanya. “Good Afternoon, Milford Public Library. This is Connie speaking, how cna I help you?”
“What? Library? Did she transfer me to the library? How dare she. I want that twit fired.”
“No miss. You have been talking to a reference librarian the entire time. Tanya tried to tell you this, but instead you kept yelling at her and calling her names.”
“You need to teach your librarians how to speak to people and deal with customers.”
“We need to keep this line open for patrons of the library. Have a nice day.” Connie says quickly then hangs up the phone. She turns to Tanya and they just laugh at the absurdity of the call.
A few minutes later books are plopped on the counter in front of Tanya and Connie. “I want to reutrn these books, but the clerk won’t take them.”
Tanya grabs Connie’s arm at the sound of the woman’s voice. It’s her! The woman who just called about the shoes.
Connie opens the books. “Miss, these books are from a library in the state of Washington.”
“So? Just send them over. You do that all the time.”
“No. We send and receive books from withing our own county, in the same state. We can’t send books from Washington. We live in California.”
“Well what am I supposed to do with them then?”
“Bring them back to the library you got them from.”
The woman stares then huffs. “I don’t have time to do that. I have a manicure and pedicure at two and a hair appointment at four. I don’t have time for this. It’s your job to take care of books, so do just that.”
Before Connie can respond the woman turns around, flips her hair and walks out on stiletto heels. As soon as she’s out the door a limo pulls up. The woman effortlessly gets in and the limo speeds off.
Tanya looks at Connie and once again all they can do is laugh.
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