As with any usual Friday morning in Carbon, we get many-a-usual phone calls. Until this less-than-usual call came in…
Here’s my contribution to the nominees for “Phone Call of the Year” (if there was such a category)
This is the conversation, not in verbatim, but still as accurately as possible with any identification to persons / bodies involved changed for their protection / privacy (because we love people – just that this call kind of amused us a fair bit).
Carbonite: “Hello! Carbon Interactive – how may I help you?”
Caller: “Hi, I am calling from XXX (a certain institution), we are building an eco-friendly car…you know the CnG kind?”
Carbonite: “Uh-huh, yup…”
Caller: “Yes…we want to make the car body out of carbon fibre…”
Caller: “So uh…can your company supply us?”
Carbonite: [Pause] “Uh, I’m sorry but i think you’ve got the wrong number, we don’t supply carbon material”
Caller: “But i got your number from the website”
Carbonite: “Sorry, but which website did you get it from?”
Caller: “Street Directory…”
Carbonite: “Ok…but I’m sorry, we can’t help you…”
Caller: “You mean you are not a carbon product supplier?”
Carbonite: “No we’re not…”
Caller: “Oh ok…maybe i try again… thanks”
Carbonite:“No problem, bye”
So yes…a word to from us: We are Carbon Interactive – we do interactive designs and create wonderous digital solutions. We love our clients, and our clients love us too. The thing that we don’t do as a company… is supply carbon.
But thank you to whoever you were – you’ve made our day so much more interesting in just a span of 2 minutes. Much love from the Carbon crew to you!