Student: lots of stuff about changing her schedule
Me: Those changes are no problem...you'll just need to contact the Records Office, and I'll give you their number. Do you have a pen handy?
Student: Yeah, hold on...(to someone in the background)...can you write this down for me? Ok I'm ready.
Me: So it's 6-1-9...
Me: No 2---2---8---9
Student: (to person in background) I can't hear on your phone...I think it's like 4-2-0-9 or something.
Me: It's actually 2-2-8-9
Student: (to person in the background) Uh...4-something-0-9
Me: Can you hear me?
Student: Yeah, can you say the whole thing again?
Student: (to person in background) Yeah I don't even know. 4-2-something something.
Me: I'm going to go ahead and transfer you.
Student: Ok cool.
Things I have to say to this student about this conversation:
1--I do not stutter, and by the third time, I was literally yelling the last four digits to the point that someone in the office IMed me to see if I was ok.
2--There is no way you could hear "seven" when I said "two". The only two numbers that sound LESS alike are three and 18099.
3--How could you hear everything I said except for the last four numbers??
4--Just because you move the mouthpiece from your face to speak with someone else does not mean that I can't hear you.
6--If you can't hear me, tell ME, not the person in the background who is writing down the wrong number.