Who's calling?

How many times have you heard...'your call is important to us.'

Then pick up the damn phone!

Of course I don't know who 'US' is. 'US' is just a nom de plume, for Nobody Cares.

I hate business voice mail systems. They are designed to confuse you so you won't leave a message. And if by some chance you do leave a message, it's safe to say you won't get a call back.

So why bother? The miracle may happen. The lady on the other end, who sounds so full of hope (to me) may decide she can make my day, unless she wants to break my day. Oh that's right. She's not really there.

The voice is never a man. Not on the airlines, not at the electric company, not at ATT or at Verizon. This lady is giving the rest of us ladies a bad name and a bad attitude.  I am known for my ability to identify a voice.  If I ever see that woman....I'm not sure what I'll do.  But I bet it may be the first time she's been identified in public.

The choices!  I put my phone on speaker and keep my hands free so I can count how many fingers I'm using up.  Number one sounds good.  Maybe that's what I want.  No, number three is better.  I think that's what I want.  Hhmm...maybe it is number 5.  No, I don't think so.  Now what was the first one?  Can't remember that far back.

By the time I get to number six, I've forgotten who it was I was calling!  If you are calling about your messed up service, press 7.  Yeah, that's it!  My messed up service for .....I don't know which service it was that was messed up?  Was I calling about my dry cleaning or why my dinner isn't cooked?  AGH!  Get me out of voice mail hell!

The message they are saying is my call is important to them.  The message I'm getting is ''we don't want to talk to you!"  Buh-bye, says I.

Live richly!  marilyn


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