I honestly feel bad for this woman. But . . .
I am at my desk working along and my headset rings. I answer without looking at the display, “this is KimodoDragon”. Silence, then “oh hi KD, this is SallySue Simpson, PeterPan Simpson’s wife?” I stop typing and remain quiet with a furrowed brow. I look at the display of my phone and notice the call had been routed from the company operator.
SallySue apologizes for calling me out of the blue, but needed to speak to me. I respond quietly and cautiously, “I’m sorry, what is this about”. I’m thinking why is she calling me, PeterPan and I have been divorced since 1998. SallySue says because PeterPan speaks highly of me even after all these years, she needs to know how to handle him and she knows I can give her some “pointers”. He cheats constantly, has other children outside their marriage and she is fed up.
I stopped her and said I didn’t have any advice for her, she should not be calling me for help and to perhaps seek professional counseling. I told her I was sorry for what she is going through, but I cannot get involved. I asked her to please not call my office again. She started whimpering asking me to talk to her. I hung up.
I wanted to tell her to do like I did – leave – because he did the same thing to me.
I am hoping she won’t call again because I couldn’t have made my position any clearer. I would like to know your thoughts if she does call again. I want to be firm(er), but not rude.