Caller: Do you take fiction submissions?IFI: Yes, but only if you mark the submission as "ATTN: Fiction Novel" in the header of the email. That's the secret to getting an agent.;)
If you ever work the call center for a large corporation--especially one with a number of cranky/dissatisfied/maniacal customers--you'll get this kind of thing on a pretty regular basis. An ability toa) shrug it offb) laugh about itorc) start a gummy bear story with the caller as the troll who gets eaten firstReally Helps. :D
When I worked as an editorial assistant in textbook publishing, I got this type of thing A LOT. The funny thing was, they treated me like an uneducated moran, despite my undergraduate and master's degrees. I can't understand why people assume if they have you on the phone, you must be a lower class citizen. And why they can't figure out that interns and assistants talk to their bosses, ie the person the caller is hoping to impress. Love the cartoon!
Stevie Wonder: " I just called to say I love you. I just called to say how much I care. I just called to say I lo-ve you...and I mean it from the bottom of my heart." Now, let me speak with the real important person in charge, okay? Interns belong in the hospital NOT on the phone! LOL :) This stuff just cracks me up!
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