I decided to call on Monday and I was beyond excited. I didn't want to mess anything up, so I wrote down some notes with the points I should touch on. I had my laptop with her name and info as well as the guy who gave me her reference. When I called, the receptionist on the phone told me I should try a different number. She gave me the direct line of Lisa Smith* the lady I needed to talk to and said that I should call back the next day.
Tuesday rolled around and I was on my way to class. I had my notes in hand and I was ready to go...or so I thought. This is how the conversation went:
She answers: Hello?
Me: Hi, this is Haley Kulik. I was hoping to talk to.......uh.......
Her: Who are you looking for? If you're looking for Lisa Smith*, that's me.
Me:...I'm so sorry. I'm going to have to call you back.
*Click. Cue dial tone*
Excellent conversation wouldn't you say? I definitely hit those marks I prepared for. Not only did I forget her name, but even when she said it I still couldn't remember if that was it or not!! Great first impression, right?! I was so embarrassed it's not even funny (okay, I admit it was kinda funny). The day before, I had my laptop which held the key to life apparently...or just her name. I figured that the notes I had would at least have her name written down somewhere but of course it didn't. I seriously thought that I blew all chances with her.
On Wednesday, I finally mustered up enough nerve to call her back and explain. When I talked to her, I was soooo embarrassed but I apologized and I think that she actually thought it was humorous. She asked me to send over some of my articles so she could look over them. She said she'd give me a call back soon! So fingers crossed everyone!!
Sooo happy it's Friday! I hope everyone has a great weekend!!