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banned7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
to tell someone you cannot understand them? I have just had a phone call off someone and i couldnt understand a word they where saying, i sorta got the jist and just kept saying i wasnt interested because to be honest i couldnt understand them
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banned7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
I hope so..... i tell them everytime I get put through to an indian call centre, sky are worst for it, if they're not english then they're scottish..... can't win :lol:
#2
I sit comfortably

grr, you title changer you
#3
I agree, this p's me off too, especially when you phone a helpline and they are sat in India or somewhere similar and you cant understand anything.
No, its not rude, especially when you're paying premium rate
banned#4
Yes this one was scottish, what are you spposed to say, if you say you cannot understand them they just repeat themselves, the last one i got a few weeks ago i got so frustrated i said im not chuffin deaf i cant understand you and hung up
#5
MinstrelMan
I hope so..... i tell them everytime I get put through to an indian call centre, sky are worst for it, if they're not english then they're scottish..... can't win :lol:


:w00t:LOVE your reason for edit
#6
acecatcher3
yeah anyone with an accent i dont understand, i normally just smile at them and say "yes" then smile some more, until i realise that yes isnt the right answer so then i say "no" then smile again.......even better when ur drunk aswell.


that only works in person..... if it happens when your on the phone put an chineese accent on see how they like it, its a fun game, who will hang up first, perserverence is the key..... place bets now!
#7
I do it all the time.
I do tech support
If I cant understand them then I have to ask for someone that can speak English.
Otherwise i could be sat here for days trying to figure **** out
#8
No. it's perfectly alright.
If you ask them to repeat until you have properly understood than that's fine.
I almost always ask them to repeat their names, which they gabble off at the start.
#9
acecatcher3
yeah anyone with an accent i dont understand, i normally just smile at them and say "yes" then smile some more, until i realise that yes isnt the right answer so then i say "no" then smile again.......even better when ur drunk aswell.


i do this too, even more so cos im slightly hard of hearing, often people get annoyed if i ask them to repeat themselves so i smile and nod
#10
jellybaby22
and you cant understand scottish people.......:?


lady..... i dont even understand you when you type, never mind speak! :whistling:
banned#11
akme
I do it all the time.
I do tech support
If I cant understand them then I have to ask for someone that can speak English.
Otherwise i could be sat here for days trying to figure **** out


So is it ok to ask for that, arent you then accused of being racist
#12
My partner is from Ireland..and then lived in Glasgow for a few years....Oh the laughs i have trying to understand somethings :)
#13
sassie
So is it ok to ask for that, arent you then accused of being racist


If i moved to france..and called for Internet Tech support...I may be sticking my neck out here..but at a guess they would speak french..yes?

If i cant speak french then im a bit stuffed :whistling:
banned#14
akme
If i moved to france..and called for Internet Tech support...I may be sticking my neck out here..but at a guess they would speak french..yes?

If i cant speak french then im a bit stuffed :whistling:


and your point is - lol

im in england and phone for tech support and end up speaking to someone in india
#15
must say tho, when i was pregnant i couldnt understand my consultant, i used to ask the midwife to repeat everything after :oops:
banned#16
jellybaby22
you spoke to a scottish person in India... :o


errrm know, what on earth made you think that :w00t:
#17
MinstrelMan
I hope so..... i tell them everytime I get put through to an indian call centre, sky are worst for it, if they're not english then they're scottish..... can't win :lol:


oooft gonna be some angry Scots on here lol
banned#18
sassie;4051529
Yes this one was scottish,


ok

sassie;4051611
im in england and phone for tech support and end up speaking to someone in india


huh?

jellybaby22;4051633
you spoke to a scottish person in India... :o


innit?

sassie;4051642
errrm know, what on earth made you think that :w00t:


Probs all that ^^^
#19
I had someone from Birmingham phone me yesterday to give me a price on accommodation for a course I'm attending at the end of the Month.. All I could understand was the cost per night.. I haven't a clue who it was from as I e-mailed so many.. I thought I could find out from the phone number and link it to their web-site.. The phone call was on a mobile..:oops:.. She probably couldn't understand me either..
banned#20
ODB_69
ok



huh?



innit?



Probs all that ^^^




you missed the orignal bit

I have just had a phone call off someone
#21
sassie
and your point is - lol

im in england and phone for tech support and end up speaking to someone in india


Well im in the UK
if someone calls me from the UK and they cant speak like a English..then there a bit stuck...as i cant speak indian/african/kurdish..(fell free to insert others)


*edit* ohhhhhh forget it...i cant be arsed anymore...


http://www.majhost.com/gallery/DarkRonin03/Boardz/linkin_park.jpg
banned#22
sassie;4051688
you missed the orignal bit

I have just had a phone call off someone


yeah but it does look like you spoke to a Scottish Indian :?

or is it an indian Scot?



I'm confused
#23
angelwithdirtyw
oooft gonna be some angry Scots on here lol


scots are born angry........ the english have been putting vallium in their deep fried mars bars for years :w00t:


*sits and waits for the scots in william wallace facepaint*
banned#24
ODB_69
yeah but it does look like you spoke to a Scottish Indian :?

or is it an indian Scot?



I'm confused


pmsl, my post was about me phoning from uk to what i thought was a uk call centre and end up in india, in response to the french to french post -lol

now im more cafuddled than i was to begin with, will just try pee off next time :whistling:
#25
MinstrelMan
I hope so..... i tell them everytime I get put through to an indian call centre, sky are worst for it, if they're not english then they're scottish..... can't win :lol:


Ouch! that one stung!!!!!!! :x

Just a little important point,

When I get problems with Sky, Which is pretty often! I call and I always get put through to an Indian ( i think) call centre and I always ask nicely for them to transfer my call back to the UK, Which they do. At that point I almost always get a Scottish call centre and I would say they are one of the most helpful people to deal with. They almost always seem to help to solve whatever i'm asking.

I am a little biased though. :oops:
#26
ODB_69
yeah but it does look like you spoke to a Scottish Indian :?

or is it an indian Scot?



I'm confused


http://tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:umBqu65YxwK4gM:http://web.mit.edu/sdey/www/pictures/braveheart/willface.jpg

:thinking:
#27
No it`s not rude to tell them. I was on to aol help line and of course it was at their indian centre. I couldn`t understand something the lady was saying so I asked her to spell it out. OMG it was a nightmare.she got to a letter wee:? I said wee????? :? She was so frustrated as she repeated -------- yes-----------wee---------------- wee for wictor .:lol:
V for victor.. Silly me how could I not understand that. lol
#28
MinstrelMan
scots are born angry........ the english have been putting vallium in their deep fried mars bars for years :w00t:


*sits and waits for the scots in william wallace facepaint*


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6e/Brave_mel.jpg

well you did ask for the William wallace facepaint lol :whistling:
#29
I had the same thing this morning when I rang microsoft about sons 360. I just told the lady that I couldnt understand what she was saying and could she speak slowly and more clearly....she was fine with the request although resorted to speaking more like a robot but at least i understood her! :)
#30
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#31
"It's ***** being Scottish! We're the lowest of the low. Most people hate the English. I don't. They're just ******s. We're colonised by ******s. We couldn't even find a decent race to be colonised by. It's a ***** state of affairs to be in, and no amount of fresh air is ever going to change that."
- Tommy and Renton, out in the beautiful Scottish countryside, "Trainspotting"



***** sounds like might.
****** sounds like anchors.

http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Film/Pix/pictures/2008/03/18/trainspotting460.jpg
#32
I used to work in phone tech support for Dell, and part of my duties required serving South African customers. You ever spoken to a South African that can speak only broken English, over a really bad VOIP line? You ever had to contend with a language were saying "no no" actually means "yes"? No? Then you've never felt true pain. It's like childbirth, but through your ears.


Oh, and, obligitory racist disclaimer: I'm not racist, I've got South African friends, and I totally want to bone Charlize Theron.

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