So I called the hometown grocery store where my parents live....
Me: Polite and inquisitive...
Her: Bored sounding...and I think I used to work with her... O_o
H: Hello, Felpausch. How may I direct your call?
M: Yes. Hi. I would like to know if you are selling kiddie pools and if you have any in stock.
H: Yeah, I guess we have some in the lobby.
H: Have a nice day. *click*
I just sat there staring at my phone and blinking. Should I have asked her to go look for me?!
When I worked there, I'd put the customer on hold and look if it was in my realm to do so. If not, I'd forward the call to the correct dept.
I didn't really want to have to drive out there to find no pools... maybe I'll call back later.