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When chav speak goes wrong

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#1
This story was in the metro this morning and made me chuckle :D

For a 19 year old girl trying to order a taxi to Bristol International airport, it all proved too much, as she accidentally ordered a display cabinet from Displaysense instead.

The 19 year old girl from South London rang directory inquires looking for a taxi to take her to Bristol International airport the following morning. However, the young girl was using rhyming slang and what she actually said was that she wanted a ‘Joe Baxi’. The confused operator said that she was unable to find anyone by that name, at which point the young girl replied, “It ain’t a person, it’s a cab, init”. Upon hearing this, the operator located the nearest supplier of cabinets, Displaysense, and put the girl through to the company.

Displaysense deal with thousands of customers on a daily basis and offer a variety of products including their all new display cabinet and display case ranges. The sales staff are quite used to dealing with a range of customers and accents, but this young woman proved to be something quite different. Speaking to a member of the Displaysense sales team, the short tempered girl demanded the cheapest Joe Baxi to take her to the airport the following morning, at which point the sales advisor questioned her order.

The now frustrated girl replied by saying, “Look love, how hard is it? All I want is your cheapest cab init. I need it for 10am. How much is it?” At this point the sales advisor told the girl that it would be £180. The amount didn’t phase her and she abruptly leapt in with her address details and declared, “I wanna pay by card, 'cause I got no cash”. Before the Displaysense sales staff could say anymore, the young girl was gone, leaving the member of staff to process the order of a display cabinet for £180.

Steve Whittle the Marketing manager of Displaysense commented, “The very next morning we received an irate call from this same girl asking why she had a big glass display cabinet outside her house, when all she wanted was a taxi”.

Displaysense apologised and gladly offered the young lady a refund on the display unit she received and suggested that maybe she should speak a bit clearer on the phone. Steve remarked, “We still don’t know if she made it to the airport on time but she did ask our delivery driver if he could give her a lift.”
http://www.responsesource.com/releases/rel_display.php?relid=iEXQX
 
#3
I find myself wishing she could have ordered something a bit more deadly than a cabinet though....a spitting cobra or something...
 
#4
Wonderful!

I wonder what she said when the lorry came up and promptly delivered a cabinet to her doorstep. Must have been something like: "Am I bovvered?"
 
#8
Displaysense apologised and gladly offered the young lady a refund...
1) Why did Displaysense feel the need to apologise?
2) They processed the order in good faith, so should have refused to refund the "young lady".
3) I think that this is probably the most inappropriate use of the term "young lady" I've ever seen!

Chavtastic, innit?! :roll:
 
#11
The telecoms industry are clearly failing to respond to market demand when they've yet to market a phone system that can deliver massive electric shocks to gutter trash like that. I bet my last penny that the only cane she experienced at school was co-cane.
 
#13
The same story is in the sun and in line with my press cliches thread they have even put a photograph of a cabinet with the caption

The Scum said:
Cabinet...delivered to the girl
Because we don't know what a cabinet looks like! :roll:

Regardless, they shouldn't have refunded her, nor should they have apologised. My spoken English is not exactly plummy but I despise the use of 'innit' - is there such a thing as 'abuse of the English language rage'?
 
#15
Displaysense are obviously a very astute marketing organisation! Apocryphal story or hype? Hmmm...

I would agree however that the English language is subject to a level of daily abuse that would sicken the warden of a Jersey children's home...My own son, public school educated mark you, is constantlysubjected to "this woman? Which woman?" and "John and me did it? What about you? And who is Me anyway?".

And I never let him start a sentence with a conjunction either. :roll:
 
#16
Cuddles said:
Displaysense are obviously a very astute marketing organisation! Apocryphal story or hype? Hmmm...

I would agree however that the English language is subject to a level of daily abuse that would sicken the warden of a Jersey children's home...My own son, public school educated mark you, is constantlysubjected to "this woman? Which woman?" and "John and me did it? What about you? And who is Me anyway?".

And I never let him start a sentence with a conjunction either. :roll:
But a conjunction is 'well good' at the start of a sentence. It's much worse having a preposition to end a sentence with.
 
#17
Dunservin said:
Cuddles said:
Displaysense are obviously a very astute marketing organisation! Apocryphal story or hype? Hmmm...

I would agree however that the English language is subject to a level of daily abuse that would sicken the warden of a Jersey children's home...My own son, public school educated mark you, is constantlysubjected to "this woman? Which woman?" and "John and me did it? What about you? And who is Me anyway?".

And I never let him start a sentence with a conjunction either. :roll:
But a conjunction is 'well good' at the start of a sentence. It's much worse having a preposition to end a sentence with.
Nice use of grandma there, boys...
 
#18
Dunservin said:
Cuddles said:
Displaysense are obviously a very astute marketing organisation! Apocryphal story or hype? Hmmm...

I would agree however that the English language is subject to a level of daily abuse that would sicken the warden of a Jersey children's home...My own son, public school educated mark you, is constantlysubjected to "this woman? Which woman?" and "John and me did it? What about you? And who is Me anyway?".

And I never let him start a sentence with a conjunction either. :roll:
But a conjunction is 'well good' at the start of a sentence. It's much worse having a preposition to end a sentence with.
...and with that, I'm going to chuckle myself off to lunch.
 

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