Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I'm so disappointed

The phone rang a few minutes ago, and the caller ID indicated a Florida number. Thought it might be a relative's cell phone or something, so I picked up:

Orange: Hello?
Florida: Buenas noches.
Orange: [excitedly] Could you hold on a second please? [covers phone, approaches husband] Hey, they said "Buenas noches." I think you should take this call!
Mr. Tangerine: Buenas noches!
Florida: [click]

Aw, drat. Finally, an anonymous Spanish-language survey person was speaking directly to Mr. Tangerine's heart, but she wouldn't speak to his head. That could've been fun, though.

3 comments:

Mona Buonanotte said...

Awww...poor Mr. Tangerine!

Unfortunately, Florida Caller probably only knew that one spanish language phrase, after their one-hour telemarketing training session.

Orange said...

No, the Spanish-language callers seem to want to carry out the whole call in Spanish. They're terribly disappointed to discover they've reached a household where nobody speaks Spanish above a "Sesame Street" level.

Katie said...

I'm apparently your new neighbor (I moved to Briar Pl a few weeks ago), and I've been getting Spanish-language telemarketing calls every few days. I had a strange encounter with someone conducting a survey a few days ago--she couldn't quite process my (true) claim that I'm a fluent Spanish-speaker (we were chatting es espanhol at the time) but not actually Latina by any standard.