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“But the hurricane!”

Backstory: I work in a call center that handles many different types of clients. One such client had members that needed to complete a task on our site by Sept 1. There were several notices sent, the last being 2 weeks before the deadline.

Me= Me HL= Hurricane Lady

Me: Thank your for calling Client Name, my name is Me. How can I help you today?

HL: Yes I got a charge today and I want to know why!

Me: I’d be happy to look into that for you. May I have your first and last name

HL: first name hurricane last name lady

Me: Ok, can you verify your address to make sure I have the right account?

HL: verified address

Me: Thank you, yes it looks like you completed the form after the deadline. Once we’ve verified everything is correct on the form you will no longer be charged.

HL: This isn’t fair. I didn’t know about this until 2 days before the deadline and there was a hurricane!

Me: We sent out 90 Day, 60 day, 30 day notices as well as an email 2 weeks prior to the deadline.

HL: I was on vacation and this notice is dated Aug 30 or 31. And there was a hurricane

We didn’t have any notices dated that late as the deadline was Sept 1

Me: I’m not sure why you would have only gotten a notice 2 days before as we sent notices 90 days, 60 days, 30 days and 2 weeks prior to the deadline. There’s nothing else I can do. As I stated you will not be charged once the form has been verified.

HL: But there was a hurricane and I was on vacation! I can’t control a natural disaster!!

Me: I’m sorry Hurricane Lady, but the hurricane did not prevent anyone else from completing this task on time.

HL: I think this is ridiculous! click

Side note: HL did not live in an area impacted by the hurricane 🙄

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