Get you farther in life

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Get you farther in life

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:51 am

Customer: *on the phone* “Hi, I’d like to renew my rental.”

Me: *thinking this is one of our company’s rentals* “I’m sorry, we’re unable to renew rentals over the phone. You’ll need to come in—”

Customer: “What?! Three people told me I could renew a rental over the phone! Look up my account!”

Me: “All right, miss, there seems to be a problem with your account, and even if I could renew it over the phone normally, I would need you to come in for this specific instance so we could fix the account.”

Customer: “F*** you! I talked to three people who told me I could do it over the phone!”

Me: “Miss, I am the only person who even has access to these types of acco—”

Customer: “OH, MY GOD, SHUT THE F*** UP, AND RENEW MY ACCOUNT BEFORE I GET YOU FIRED!”

Me: “I apologize, miss, I am currently the only person running both my department and [another department] and, given that I have two departments’ worth of customers to help and absolutely no desire to keep speaking to you, I am going to hang up on you now. Maybe not berating the one person who could help you would get you farther in life.”

- Hi everyone! I searched the meaning of "get someone farther in life" online but I had no results. What does "get you farther in life" mean in this situation?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Re: Get you farther in life

Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:40 am

You could replace that phrase by "enable you to make better progress in life".
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Re: Get you farther in life

Post by Stevenloan » Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:33 pm

Erik: I'm sorry for the late response. Thank you so much for your help.

StevenLoan
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