A few months ago I was looking up how much it would cost to get background checks for CreateFaith volunteers. I found a couple of companies that worked specifically with non-profits. I gave my contact information to one company in particular hoping to hear back from them relatively soon.
Weeks passed and I finally got a call from the company. Unfortunately, I do not answer my phone regularly especially when I’m not close to a cell phone charger because my phone’s battery lasts approximately 5 minutes when actually being used. So I didn’t answer. Not to mention that I screen phone calls. Especially when the number has a strange area code.
So sue me.
The guy calls and leaves a message. He then emails me. Like I said, weeks had passed, and I wasn’t as much in the market for background checks as I was before. So I didn’t call him back. Or respond to his emails.
Again. Sue me.
This game of not answering phones and archiving email goes on and on for weeks.
Well, one day I accidentally answered the phone. I thought it was going to be someone else, and it wasn’t. Anyways, I am now on the phone with the Background Check Guy. He is really nice, super helpful, and giving me great explanations about what a background check does. Seriously, let me know if you need background checks for a non-profit. This is the guy to go to.
Before I could tell him I wasn’t needing the background check stuff right now, and that I would get back to him later my phone went dead. Just hung up on him. “Dang,” I thought, “that sucks. Oh well.”
I wasn’t planning to go to any great effort to get back in touch with him. I know that is rude. I know I should burn in hell for this….
But seriously. Sue. me.
He called back. Left a voicemail. Sent an email. We were back in the same song and dance. But I’m a horrible person and I went back to ignoring him. Which is so bad because he really was a nice guy.
I ignored another call (mostly because my phone is crazy and I didn’t want to hang up on him again), and got another email. Normally I don’t even read the email anymore. But for some reason I read this one and it read,
I am following up on the voice mail I left for you this morning; I want you to know I appreciate your considering our services but I also want you to know that if you are not truly compelled to use our services, it is “ok” to tell me that as well…
And I guess I’m kinda wondering…
Did the Background Check Guy just dump me? Did I get dumped by a salesperson? Really?
Wow. My suckiness kinda knows no bounds.