The Green Audit project was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. It was so hard to get my printer, or any printer on the phone. It also seemed like a lot of people had trouble getting all of the answers they needed when they were able to talk to their printers. My original printer, Seaway Printing, has returned my call this morning. Though it is a few days past when I needed to talk to him, at least he called me back. Unfortunately, I was in class. I will have to call back and hope I am able to reach him again. The other printers I talked to seemed to be very hesitant about talking to me for the project. They were either very busy or the “right” person was out of the office. One certain printer was very, almost rude and snippy, when I asked him some of the questions.
While I was in my morning class, my original printer left me a voicemail saying that he was back in town. After hearing the stories from other people in the class talking to their printers, I wonder if I should have an entirely new approach to talking to my printer. Should I say that I am actually interested in using their services so they take me seriously? Or should I just be up front about the whole situation and say that I would need about twenty minutes of the printer’s time? Should I cut some of the questions out? Or should I just keep asking and talking until the printer says he needs to move on to something else?