I had to call AT&T because my cell phone gave up. After talking with the tech support guy for a while, we decided the only way to make sure it was a phone problem was to take it for a ride and see if it would work somewhere else. So, I took it to WalMart. The phone still showed “No Service”. I did pick up a few things to help hold the pets over while I’m out of town for Thanksgiving. But it didn’t do the phone any good.
So, I called back and told the lady in customer service that I have taken the phone for a ride and it was no happier than it was before. She found me a good deal on a new phone since mine was out of warranty, which is a bummer since I only use it about once a month. But she wasn’t sure she could get the phone to me before I left. But I could go to an AT&T phone store and pick it up.
I didn’t know where one was since I don’t shop at phone stores as a general rule, but she was going to look it up for me. Now this conversation was all in a very businesslike voice.
Then I said “Find a store in Grapevine”
I’m not good at spelling the way things sound, but she said something like “Wail lay-ets sa-ee, Grapevine, Takes-is.”
I said, “Are you making fun of me?”
She said, “Naw, Honey, Ahm from around Takes-is.”
I said, “You fell into normal mode, huh?”
She said, “Yeah, that’s normal.”
Afterwards she kinda went back and forth between an accent and not.
Have y’all noticed that in most business type phone conversations, the person doesn’t have an accent at all? This lady had a very nice southern accent, but mostly you’d have never known.