Hello and good afternoon people,
Tomorrow night we're taking the stage at Angela's Coal Fired Pizza in Tyngsboro. This will be our third show at Angela's CFP, and we are excited to back with several new tunes added to the playlists. Our first set begins at six and we will be playing until they throw us out, so come on down and start your weekend off right with some classic tunes, a couple of your favorite beverages and the best thin crust pizza this side of the North End. Tomorrow will mark the 53rd Anniversary of THE BEATLES first U.S release of the Album, "Meet the Beatles". It was actually the second album released by the lads from Liverpool in the states, but their 1st on the Capitol Records Label. VeeJay Records released an album called "Introducing the Beatles" on January 10th, 1964, just ten days prior to Capitol's release of "Meet the Beatles", but the album did not fair nearly as well as their release on Capitol which held the #1 spot on the Album Charts for eleven weeks. "Meet the Beatles "also just happened to be one of the first vinyl albums I ever bought, so don't be surprised if you hear a couple of extra songs from their early years mixed into the playlist throughout the evening. Hope to see you there.
And now for todays' Blog: Phone Glitches, Aggravation, and those Bouncy Things
For the last twenty-four hours my phone has been ringing off the hook. Normally I would not mind, but unfortunately the people calling were not looking for the Hugh McQueen Music Project. It seems one of our local businesses that specializes in Trampolines and Inflatables for kids parties entered the wrong phone number for their web site's call forwarding feature. Unfortunately their receptionist's phone number that handles all of their incoming calls during off hours is exactly the same as ours except for the last digit. When they were closing up the office yesterday afternoon , in haste, they entered OUR NUMBER instead of hers for all their call forwarding So since about 3;00 yesterday afternoon I have had more than 75 phone calls asking for hourly rates, confirmations on scheduled parties, orders for extra pizza, inquiries on safety, additional guests and on and on and on..........One woman actually called me back five times yesterday after the first call when I explained she had the wrong number!!!!! She called back two more times today!!!!! Makes me wonder, just a kittle, WHAT"S WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE????!!!!!!!!!
Fortunately , right before my head was going to explode, and after spending the better part of a lunch break on the phone with a very helpful young lady from Verizon we identified what had happened.
Unfortunately, the fact that the Verizon lady wrote up a service slip and started calling me darling and honey after the first half hour we were on the phone did absolutely nothing to stop the calls. Between one o'clock and two o'clock today I received an additional thirteen mis-directed calls from frustrated parents trying to confirm their child's bouncy parties for this upcoming weekend.
Finally ,about an hour ago I received a return call from Kevin, a seemingly nice enough guy that happened to be the proprietor of the aforementioned bouncy house world ( Not the real name but you get the idea).
Kevin fell on the sword, took responsibility for their faux pas and apologized profusely. He seemed sincere so I did not really light into him like I had originally intended to do after about call sixty today. I guess when it comes to technology, you cannot deny that sometimes shit just happens. I even offered to drop off the list of phone numbers from the last twenty-four hours, but he assured me that it would not be necessary . It seems they receive a daily email identifying all of the phone numbers from their incoming calls, even the ones that were forwarded to my phone. So I just "Let it Be".
Keeping my fingers crossed, but it look like the calls have finally stopped. Good news is that if Elise and I ever end up with Grand Kids I can pretty much guarantee that at least a couple of visits to the Bouncy House will be on the House. Thanks Kevin.