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I've been nicknamed "The Whisperer"

Posted By: by my mom (sm) on 2007-08-19
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 She knows that I an understand people with accents in general, especially ESL as an MT.  So she had me "interpret" for her yesterday.  She tried to cancel a service and the co wanted to assess a fee.  A rep called to let her know that they were waiving the fee, and he left a voice-mail (thick Middle Eastern accent).  She calls to tell me me she only understands that he says [the name of the co] and "call customer service."  

So she does a 3-way call for me to listen to the saved voice-mail (Message Center).  I listened, and she said wait and was getting ready to play it again.  I said, "Mom...um...I understand," and proceeded to tell her everything that he said.  Her words, "You understand that?!?"  Yup!  She laughs hard and says, "Hey, I'm going to put you on the Oprah Winfrey show as 'The Whisperer!'"  I think all my neighbors heard me laugh.

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