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Thursday, September 14, 2006
  The Malfunction Part XXX-Conclustion

I found myself still on the floor, my face still wet from crying, back in the white classroom with Mr. Brown. I stood up and faced him.

"Is that it? Is it over?"
"Yes, it is. Sit down for a minute."
I sat down in one of the chairs. He leaned on the desk and began to speak.
"You've learned a lot, but there's some other things you need to think about. Most people are thrown into something like Purgatory. Moses spent many years wandering through the desert, so did Paul, when he spent time in the Arabia after his conversion on the road to Damascus. David was left alone with his sheep for weeks at a time. John the Baptist wandered through the desert for years, living on locusts and wild honey. Jesus spent 40 days alone before he started his ministry. What about Matthew? How many years did he spend as a tax collector? He was abused and hated by both the Jews and the Romans, he lived a life as miserable as any call center worker. You're not the only one that has felt this way. The difference is they all came out of their Purgatory when they were called. It's time for you to do the same. Put all your energy first into your relationship with God, and then into being a benefit to those around you. Stop obsessing about the call center, put that energy into leaving it."

"I understand."
"Good...Goodbye for now."

He grinned, waved his hand, and everything blurred into a mixture of indigo and grey. I came to a start, and found myself sitting at my desk in the call center, the headphone had fallen around my neck. The screen was dark. The clock said it was time to clock out and everyone was getting ready to go. I took off the headphone and opened my desk drawer to put it away. In my desk I found a cold can of Diet Cherry 7-up and a Cow Tails candy. I rolled up my sleeve, and there were scars that looked like bite marks. I picked up my bag and lunchbox and got up to leave. As I walked through the long hall through the accounting department, I could hear playing low over the PA system was "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" by Neil Diamond.

It was time to leave this place, forever...

Thanks for reading,

AC

Anonymous Cog

 
Comments:
God Bless and Keep You.
 
hello AC this is Bret i posted the breakfast pizza just wanted to say i enjoyed your story when you first started i was a little disappointed that we werent going to hear any call center stories i enjoy hearing about other call center workers dealings with the general public sometimes i wonder how they can be smart enough to get the fork from the plate to their mouths but you just smile and help them through after a while of reading i understand why you needed to do this and i can respect that you are a good writer and maybe you should think about publishing your story i think some kids might like to read and maybe they can see that life isn't completely bad and if you can keep whats important in life a priority then all the other stuff is just that stuff wel sorry about the lack of punctuation but it slows me down not the best typist in the world i'm sure you'll find what your looking for good luck getting out of the call center :-)
 
Glad to find your blog, I love the name of it. Looking forward to working the way through your different stories detailing your call center adventures.

If you have any stories that you prefer to tell anonymously, please visit the Call Center Agents Confessions Page at: http://www.comprehensiveadvice.com/callcenters
 
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