Thursday, February 16, 2006

Getting Professional


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A co-worker at the home office was recently reprimanded for her grammer and diction. I have never worried about this as long ago I cultivated a professional phone voice. I tried to combine the oily slickness of a used car salesman and the hucksterism of Chuck Woolery. I think that I have succeeded to a certain extent. I am glad however that I do not work at the home office for I do not know if I could keep up the facade for eight or ten hours a day.
Although I will admit that my Texas accent is rather strong, I do not think that the home office gives a rip as to the grammer used by the rest of the plants. My counterpart in Sandersville, Georgia has an accent that puts mine to shame. In comparison to his voice, my voice would enable me to play the lead in Shakespeare's, 'MacBeth.'
But see what you think. And Have Yourself A Very Nice Day.

23 comments:

phred said...

Who voice IS that and what have you done with Fuzzbox ??

siren said...

Ooohh..fuzz, that's smooth! You sound like you could be the system greeting on a voicemail system :)

jane said...

well my you do have a strong accent, so your counterparts must be really rednecky!! hey, i think southern accents are cool. what kind of accents do they expect people in the south to have?

Ben Heller said...

I'd buy a car from you Fuzz

:P fuzzbox said...

phred: It's just a multiple personality kinda thing. The duality of man and all.

siren: Thanks. And I'm glad to see that you are feeling better.

jane: I have no idea. Corporatese I suppose.

ben: Have I got a deal for you!

Vic said...

I felt the love Fuzz - just from your voice. Reprimanded for diction? I don't know. Now grammar can be a little annoying, but in Georgia good grammar means limiting yourself to two y'alls in one sentence. Good grammar? I crack myself up.

Denny Shane said...

fuzz... you are the man! I wish I still had my business... I'd hire your voice to kiss off people I didn't want to speak with... which was pretty much everybody, which is pretty much why I don't have my business anymore!

Sherri said...

It's pretty strict like that where I work too. I was once put into a very tough situation where an employee was taken from a position because she was not professional enough in her persona or speech and I was forced to take her position on.

Not fun, lots of hurt feelings on her part, and I don't blame her.

angel, jr. said...

I'd buy stuff from you--based on your taste in photos.

:P fuzzbox said...

vic: Only two y'alls. That is strict.

denny: I share your sentiments. It would be much nicer to not have to answer the phone at all.

sherri: The corporate world can be a strange place at the best of times. Soon after receiving a managers job, I was told that although the numbers looked much better that I still had one glaring flaw. The flaw was that I lived in the real world too much and that my solutions were too centered in this real world. 'Gotta look outside the box.'

angel jr: I am all about the visuals.

Ann Alsex said...

Gay Fluffer? Tell us fuxxie, What sort of movies have you been watching? :D

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Ranea said...

You call yourself a redneck but you sound suave and debonaire. Call me and let's talk dirty :)

:P fuzzbox said...

ann: I guess that I have seen one too many revue's of 'Broke Back Mountain.'

ranea: To quote an old friend. 'You say the sweeetest things.'

the weirdgirl said...

You know, I could TELL you had your butt cheeks clenched. Must be the professional in me.

You should work out here; it's casual to say the least. Once I made a comment about how I didn't think flip-flops were very appropriate for the office and everyone looked at me like I was a fascist.

April said...

Flip flops aren't appropriate for the office?? wtf?? ;)

Loved the voice...

:P fuzzbox said...

weirdgirl: That sounds like my kind of office!

april: Thanks!!! It wasn't too long ago that a group of female volleyballers took heat for wearing flip-flops to the White House as inappropriate. WTF should you wear to meet Dubya. If they had to go by the veeps office perhaps hunters orange would be the safe bet.

April said...

I have to say that I wear flip-flops to work all the time...shame on me, eh?

And your response reminds me of a take off on Aerosmith's "Janie's Got a Gun"..."Dick Cheney's got a gun, the safety's come undone, Cindy Sheehan better run..." :)

:P fuzzbox said...

april: I would love to be able to wear flip-flops every day to work. It would be the hell out of steel toes.

I have heard that tune. It is funny. Have you heard the latest rumour on Sploid. They have reported that the reason that the press was not told sooner about the incident was the fact that Cheney and Whittington were out with a couple of ladies (not their wives) on the hunting trip. And it took some time to get these ladies out of the picture before it was reported. I don't know how accurate this news is but I enjoy a good conspiracy theory.

David Amulet said...

Professional voice is the key. Use that when the situation demands it, and all is well.

Great pic this time!

-- david

:P fuzzbox said...

Thanks David. I am nothing if not professional when the need arises.

The Phoenix said...

That's a very pleasant business voice you have there. It does remind me of Chuck. I was waiting for you to do the "two and two" sign off.

:P fuzzbox said...

That's a LINGO.