Archive for April 24, 2008

random blabber

Posted: April 24, 2008 in bla bla bla, random

part of my job description is to call up clients in the US and UK and leave voice mail messages of news headlines that interest us and the latest updates on the stocks we cover. and its amazing how different these two groups of ppl are! in the US, voicemail is huge! not one of the 180+ clients on my database doesnt have voicemail, as opposed to the UK ppl, almost 40% of them dont have it.. i guess the brits dont like listening to anyone’s talk! i’ve always prefered americans to brits.. i cant stand how uptight and chronically polite they are.. but this excercise made me realize that americans are indeed more social and chirpy by nature!

most US clients outgoing msg: Hi, you’ve reached X Y Z from 1 2 3, i am currently away from my desk, please feel free to leave a detailed msg after the beep, thank you and have a good day. 

most UK clients outgoing msg if there is one since most of them are those generic recorded stuff ‘extension so and so is not available’ : you’ve reached X WOY Z from 1 2 3, i am not around, please leave your name and a brief msg after the tone. one of them clients actually says: it would be better if you email me rather than leave a msg, but if you need to do so leave one after the tone… (how mistagle3 is that!)

w what i cant still figure out is, are people with full mailboxes all the time really THAT busy? or are they just negligent?

scientists are predicting another 20-30 years of life for frogs around the world.. did u know there are more than 50 different types of frogs? well, there are.. and those species all together have been introduced somehow to a fungal disease recently that is not treatable, and its spreading quite fast.. so unless scientists find a cure to this epidemic if we might call it so, frogs will soon be extinct..

can u imagine that? flies will reproduce like mad along with all other insects frogs feed on, and all those insects will come together and form an evil force of biting, picking, and blood sucking creatures that will rule the world!! sci-fi didi carried away 😀

but seriously, do u imagine science subjects your kids will have in the future will include a chapter on extinct animals that YOU actually witnessed or maybe even disected in class one day!