Financial Aid Fumbles Again

“All oper­a­tors are cur­rent­ly help­ing oth­er stu­dents at this time.”

1) There’s one, count them, one, “oper­a­tor” in the depart­ment. And you are, in fact, a recep­tion­ist. So the use of the plur­al and the noun choice are incorrect.
2) “Help­ing” is an inter­est­ing verb choice, as I have nev­er wit­nessed or expe­ri­enced you help­ing any­one in any fash­ion. From what I hear around cam­pus, that would be a rare occa­sion, indeed.
3) “Oth­er stu­dents” both assumes that the caller is a stu­dent and that who­ev­er you are speak­ing with is a stu­dent. That is high­ly unlike­ly, as the hours I have spent wait­ing to speak with the head of your depart­ment indi­cate that most of your phone time is spent speak­ing about impor­tant top­ics like nail care and your social life.
4) “At this time” and “currently”—both? And what does that mean? Oh, yes, that you’re an igno­rant bim­bo who thinks that using more words makes her sound well-educated.

I do wish I knew the num­ber for the gram­mar police because I want that damned phone mes­sage CHANGED. Per­haps I could get some­one in the Eng­lish depart­ment to vis­it? Would there be pub­lic rela­tions peo­ple who would care that the finan­cial aid depart­ment is mak­ing the rest of the Uni­ver­si­ty look stupid?

Cyn is a proud Mommy & Mémé, professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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