People from England, or anyone who can help me out here, I'd appreciate it.
My husband is on a business trip to England for two weeks. My first Mother's Day (as a mom-to-be) and my hubby is gone for a few weeks.
But that's another gripe altogether.
I've been calling him every night through Yahoo!, which is about a penny a minute to England. The problem is, Yahoo! frequently drops the connection and I have to call him back and go through the front desk.
The front desk people seem to be a little sarcastic and sometimes rude. When I call I say, "Could I have room 435, please?" This lady at the front desk will then say, "Yeah, whatever" and put me through. Another time someone said in a sarcastic tone, "Yeah, sure, why not."
OK, is it a cultural issue? Is this a normal tone and I'm taking it wrong? Or am I just saying the wrong thing when I call? Am I calling too many times for them due to the dropped calls? (Maybe 3 times within a half hour time frame) Or is that the way calls are normally answered?
I don't know if this matters, but this is not a low-end hotel here. It's a business scale hotel with origins in the US. Hint: An heiress is getting ready for jail time due to her partying ways.
If someone could enlighten me, I'd appreciate it! It's been a while since I've been to England and I'm afraid that my British English is a little rusty.