May 12, 2008
May 12, 2008 – The $100 tip
Got a call from Catherine earlier today...
Catherine: It’s Catherine
Me: I know.
Another long pause…
I’m not sure why every call from Catherine needs to start out this way. It’s as if she is just waiting for me to volunteer something or another. It’s a little strange, especially after the first few calls. I don’t take the bait.
Catherine: Were you working at 3:30 a.m. last night?
Catherine: Do you remember that?
Me: I remember working at that time.
Cathereine: Did you pick up someone at 321 Main Street and go to 123 Second Street?
Catherine: They said that they accidentally gave you $100
Me: No they didn’t, I think I’d remember that.
Catherine: Are you sure, they’re adamant that they gave you $100.
Me: I think I’d remember that.
Catherine: Could you check your trip sheet to see how much they paid you?
I don’t see the point of that. I’ve already made it clear that I hadn’t received a $100 bill, and further explained that if I did that it was something that I would have remembered.
Me: Truthfully I’m pretty lax about keeping those.
Catherine: There’s a problem right there. It is imperative that we keep trip sheets.
Me: Ok, I’ll do that from now on.
Perhaps I should have responded with something along these lines –
“Affirmative. The requisite level of comprehension has been established. How shall I proceed?”