Wednesday, October 21, 2009


WTF is our world coming to? We are becoming more and more depersonalized, don't you think? Ok, I know, I'm right in there with the rest of the people, using my computer for communicating instead of picking up the phone. But seriously...
Doesn't it bug you when you need to call someone about something, and no human is on the other end of the phone, just a machine?
I received another stupid telemarketing call today (I can tell because they are always long distance numbers I don't recognize, often starting with 1-800 or the like). They are irritating enough in and of themselves, and even worse when you answer and it's a bloody automated machine!! But to top it all off, today I answered and after that annoying delay where you say "Hello?" about five times before someone comes on, I get a machine telling me that, "Your call is important to us, please hold the line..." AS IF!!
"Screw that!" I yelled, and slammed the phone down. Like I'm going to hold for a telemarketer! What a nerve! First they don't have the courtesy to give you a real person, then they have the audacity to ask you to hold, when it was they that called you!! Unbelieveable!

1 comment:

  1. PMS-ing a bit are we? ;)

    I actually had a guy keep calling (same background music) but he wouldn't speak. It was getting creepy, actually. The fourth or fifth time he called, Doug happened to answer. Doug knew who it was because I had described the background music to him, and he told the guy (a telemarkter!) off for not speaking to me when I answered the phone! It must have been a cultural thing, him not speaking to me, but it was eerie getting these phone calls with breathing and background music!