"Hello, I'm calling for someone in your Accounts Payable department because I work for Blahdeblahblah Associates and we have received a check from your company and we have some questions as to where to apply it."
The words that I actually process are in bold.
The "hello" is not even required, although it does help to ensure that the first couple of syllables of their request are not covered up by my own greeting. People who call me and preface their request with "I have a question" (then wait for me to respond with "yes?" or something similar before continuing) irritate me somewhat, but not nearly as much as the people who insist on telling me their entire problem before I transfer them to someone who will actually understand what they mean. Because I know that once I put them through to the proper place, they are annoyed that they have to repeat it all.
Anyway. Not certain why I felt the need to do that little bit of complaining there, as I'm actually in a pretty good mood. Just random venting, I suppose.
I don't think I've mentioned this here yet, but I'm going to be in a play. A one-act, directed by felinegroovy and also featuring wowbagger. My part is small and mostly consists of alternately screaming and cowering behind a couch. I am the anthropomorphic personification of Panic. We had our first read-through yesterday, which meant that Erica and I missed a huge chunk of open mic. A few actors were missing due to other engagements, so it was a very preliminary process, and we were frequently surrounded by children in costumes for The Music Man. (It was fun for me to hear things like a snatch of song followed by a mild explosion downstairs and be able to think "Tommy Djilas, that rotten kid!") I didn't do any actual screaming, more a sort of speaking "Aaaaaa". I guess, though, that I'll have to practice the actual bloodcurdling-ness at some point.
We returned to Open Mic just in time for The psychephage Hour. He was onstage when we arrived, and played with 4 sets in a row. It was fun.
I'm hungry. Good thing it's lunchtime.