Have you ever had to talk to customer service and it was almost like you were talking to a brick wall? You knew exactly what you wanted to say and why you are saying it but they just seemed to be reading from a script and not understanding you.
That is what happened in the following joke, which involved an old woman calling in and trying to get through to the customer service representative at the bank. He was refusing to put her through to the local branch, but she had something up her sleeve.
We may think of old people as being slower and perhaps a little weaker, but what they lack in physical strength, they make up for in wisdom. Enjoy this joke for all it is worth.
A little old lady tried to phone her local bank but was put through instead to the bank call center.
“Is that the High Street branch?” she asked.
“No madam,” replied the voice at the other end.
“It is now company policy to deal with telephone calls centrally.”
“Well I really need to speak to the branch,” said the old lady.
“Madam, if you just let me know your query, I’m sure I can help you.”
“I don’t think you can, young man. I need to speak to the branch.”
The call center operator was adamant.
“There’s nothing that the branch can help you with that can’t be dealt with by me.”
“Very well then,” sighed the old lady.
“Can you just check on the counter? Did I leave my gloves behind when I came in this morning?”