Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I Hate Robo-Calls

Ring. Ring. Ring. (I pick up phone.)

Silence. Followed by automated voice.

"Hello. This is a... call... for... {mispronounced name}. If you are not— {mispronounced name}, please hang up and dial—"

CLICK. (I hang up.)

(I reconnect, listening for dial tone. I hear automated voice continuing.)

"800... 7... 5... 8—"

CLICK.

(Buzz? No...)

"...by staying on the" CLICK "—line, you ack-" CLICK "-ledge that you are—" CLICKCLICKCLICK!!!! "—{mispronounced name}. Please stay on the line—"

(Rip cord out of phone jack. Wait 10 seconds. Reconnect.)

"—by staying on the line, you acknowledge that you ARE..."

AGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHH

CLICKCLICKCLICK!!!! PUNCH RANDOM NUMBERS STAR KEY ANYTHING JUST MAKE IT STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPP!!!!

"...this very important message for {mispronounced name}. Thank you."

Silence.

Click.

Reconnect.

Buzz.

Star 69. (Fuming, because I am NOT {mispronounced name} and I tried like he77 to hang up so as to avoid acknowledging that I am... {mispronounced name})

"We're sorry. The last incoming call cannot be traced because it is out of the service area or marked private".

Grrrrrrrrrrr.

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At 6:59 PM, November 28, 2009, Blogger Sheepish Annie said...

My phone line is currently experiencing "multiple Issues" and I had to disconnect all phones. (one of the "issues" was that they kept dialing 911 and the cops were getting grumpy...) I miss having a phone. I do not miss the robo-calls! In fact, I laugh every time I think of them tryng to reach me. :)

 

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