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Last Week's Writing Prompt
Respond to the following scenario:
Two people build a relationship through customer service phone calls.
One CallCustomer service, how may I help you?
My washer is broken, my clothes smell like mildew.
Please can you read off the serial number?
It rubbed off long ago back when the dryer went under.
Was the dryer also manufactured by us?
The original yes, but it's long been lost.
Sir, using another dryer violates the warranty.
So you're saying you won't fix it? That's insanity!
I beg of you sir, please don't yell at me.
I demand to speak to your manager immediately!
Yes sir, please wait while I redirect your call.
Hurry it up, I'm not happy at all!
Hello, Roy speaking, manager of this center.
Are you better than that girl? I don't know what's with her!
Of course, can you give me the previous operators name?
Does it matter? If you fix my washer it's all the same.
Sir, I must insist. Is it fine that I reconnect you?
As long as its done quickly. I've got other things to do.
Customer service, how may I help you?
Just tell me your name, and make sure it's true.
Sir that is a most unusual request.
Screw My Career!It'll probably be the third time I've called that number this week, probably the third call I'll make since the last time I actually tried to find a job. Because, screw my job! Who needs to work when the love of your life is on the other side of the line?
Come on, now—come on! My fingernails tapping on the classroom desk, I grow more and more anxious to meet that lovely boy once more. Well, not really meet—but hear his voice. Oh, it makes my spine shiver just thinking about that sweet way he talks to me. It's sweeter than the sound of a smooth jazz saxophone, of a blue whale calling for her baby. He could hypnotize you with such a voice! I can tell just by listening to him that he is something between a shy boy and a reckless man.
I love him and I don't even know what he looks like.
Last time I talked to him was Wednesday; I talked to him right after school—just like I'm about to do right now. I hoped that Pep Boys number was still on my list of recent c
Don't Choke"Customer service - can I help you?"
The voice took him by surprise. Maybe since it was late at night and after his own, disappointing shift...
"Yes, um - I have the latest Breath of Fresh air model air purifier and it won't work..."
"Are you using new batteries sir?"
"Batteries? Oh for crying out..."
"Customer service - can I help you?"
Her again? Must be her shift...
Swallowing, his heart began pounding harder...
"Me again, it's about the Fresh Air device. I got the batteries in and it still won't turn on..."
He wondered if she liked pot pies?
"Have you tried aligning the batteries, sir?"
"Do - what now?"
"Look on the underside of the item; where the batteries were put in... You should see a plus and minus sign. When they are lined up correctly... the apparatus...should work..."
"Customer service - can I help you?"
"B612 unit ...batteries in ...but..."
"Sir," he could feel her take a slow, ever pa
This week's writing prompt, from July 13th to July 20th is:
Respond to the following theme: