By David Oginski
He feel’s that his time in the day is so precious, giving him the Ok to be obnoxious and rude to anybody who gets in his way during the day…someone who “wastes” his time.
So, I wake up to someone screaming.
Alarmed and dazed, I quickly realize that it’s the same routine that my dad has every day.
A businessman calls our house, expecting to sell our family something, between carpet steam cleaning to a vacation, new car, prizes, etc. The businessman also expect a simple, “No Thank You, I’m Not Interested.”
The response that most businessmen get from my dad is usually a bad experience, involving screaming, over exaggeration and harsh questions.
The classic punch-line is “WHO GAVE YOU PERMISSION TO CALL ME?”
Almost all the time, the businessmen and women, are shocked and unable to think of anything to say. I wouldn’t blame them. Who can respond to that? This is his usual routine at least 3 times a day.
I sit down to dinner, asking my dad, “How was your day?”
With his usual chuckle, thinking back to the numerous times he has said his line. And the perfect thing happens… the phone rings!
“NO.” he says, jumping up and getting to the phone. Unfortunately, at dinner time, nine out of ten times its a businessman. My heart drops.
“HELLO?” my dad says harshly since he can see on the callerID it’s not someone we know.
“Yes Hi sir may I ask you if you would like to look at our extraordinary vacation deals here at the Ocean Palm 5 star——-”
(SLAM) goes the phone as he throws it down.
I slowly cover my eyes and shake my head. Mia, my sister, and I both look at each other, confused.
“Why do you always have to do that?” asks Mia.
“Yea, it’s just their job. How would you feel if you were explaining the Lawyers Video Studio, then rudely someone screamed at you?” I ask him.
“It’s my precious time, that no one should waste- especially at dinner time.”
David is starting 7th grade next week and I asked him to write an article for me. About any topic.
With a twinkle in his eye, he said “Any topic? Will you put it on your Lawyers Video Studio website?”
“Yes I will,” I answered.
This is his first (of many) guest articles that he’ll be posting in the coming months. Now you can get an inside look at the Oginski household. Importantly, what’s your routine when a solicitor calls and interrupts your day or meal? We’d love to know how you handle them.