Thursday, April 06, 2006

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

Have you ever worked on night shift? It is hilarious! Especially when you do what i do, talking to best and dumbest brains in Nigeria, please permit my choice of words. What do i do you wonder? Have you ever called the customer care of any telecoms company? Ok, that lady who picks up your call and says her name and asks how she might help you is me...yeah ME and really i enjoy what i do...

It's just funny atimes but when you are staying up all night, talking to all the guys around with insomnia, it becomes "unfunny" atimes...some of them just want music, some want someone to chat with but amidst all these people is the genuine subscriber who needs my help and needs to me to be alert although my back aches and i feel like i need to sleep desperately. I need to be awake for these guys and put up my best behaviour because these guys are the KINGS...they pay my bills! Lol

It's the shift where you have 12 long hours to talk..two inbetween to snooze though, the first 2 days can be like heaven but the last day..man you just want it over!!!!!!!!! Because your body is crying for sleep! Yes good old sleep, who won't exchange sleep for a guy who calls at 3:30 a.m to say "i just called to say hello" or "please can i have your phone number"? Isn't it hilarious??? Do you agree with me?

Believe me, i'm not sure if what i am typing makes sense because i am dog tired..wait, is that a right word? And right now i just dozed off while talking to a subscriber, i just need to use my hand or is it my brain! Men i guess i'd better stop, i promise, some other day i will give you a full account of this GRAVEYARD SHIFT, the only thing is that my ears are not as quiet as a graveyard now!

2 comments:

tolted said...

Sweetie, I hope the late night shifts are better these days. Pele O!

Gbolade Shoyemi said...

This is hilarious....I can understand the ears not being quiet...no thanks to free calls during "unholy" hours...even those of us not working the shift, have grown bigger (or should I say softer ears) these days... In all...I love this piece!