Saturday 8 August 2009

Keeping Up Appearances & Mrs Bucket

Only those that remember the TV series ‘Keeping Up Appearances’ with the legendary Mrs Bucket (pronounced bouquet) will appreciate this post.

My mum, age 82, has yet again come out with a classic which will have me chuckling all day. She had sent her passport off to be renewed and it was taking longer to come back than she hoped. While on the phone to the passport office she was being helped by a lovely Irishman. Frustrated at not being able to hear what he was saying properly she burst out with “can’t you put me through to someone who speaks English!!”

I just said “you can’t say that!!!” but she was totally unaware that she had said something wrong.

Mind you the Irish have a lovely sense of humour and I can imagine him turning to his colleague and saying “Mrs Bucket here wants to talk to someone who speaks English” – however they got her passport back to her next day by special delivery.

Well done passport office.

1 comment:

Bigastroandbeyond said...

It could have been worse. Your mother could have been put through to a call centre in India. That happened to me when I tried to sort out a problem with a laptop. I had to ask the guy three times to repeat his instructions.