M- me, 30’s female
D- dude, owner of business
C- crazy woman, wife of dude
(Normal day, call up D to book appt)
C- Hello, this is (business name), C speaking
M- Hi, C, this is M from xxxx, can I speak to D, please?
C- …. what to you want with him. Women don’t need to speak to him.
(She then screams off to the side that women shouldn’t be calling here asking for him)
M- You’re clients of ours and would have been notified a meeting was required, in the last few days….
C- …. Likely story. What’d he tell you to say?
M- …. Pardon?
(C proceeds to screech of to the side, and I hear D trying to calm her down. A door slams, D picks up the phone)
D: Hi, sorry. What was it?
M: Hi, D, it’s M from xxxx, I’m just calling in….
(Another handset joins the call, I hear breathing)
(It quickly devolves into another incoherent screaming match, this time right in my headset. RIP my ears).
M: Excuse me! What is going on?!
C: Why are you speaking to my husband! He’s married! Did he tell you that! He’s got kids! Did he tell you that! You’re breaking up a family, home-wrecker!
(More incoherent screeching)
M: …. whoa whoa… I’m just doing my job! I work for xxxx, and I’m sure if you check….
C: You’re a lying bitch! I know everyone at xxxx and I don’t recognise your voice! Give me your name!
M- It’s M. You should have received an email 3 days ago saying if you didn’t reply, I’d be calling.
(Silence, some keyboard tapping. She hangs up her handset).
….. I have genuine pity for D