Saturday, November 12, 2005


You know what I hate? I hate calling automated machines that make me talk out loud to them. You know, like for the airlines. "Do you want to make a reservation, talk to an associate or buy an upgrade? Just say, 'reservation, associate or upgrade.'" Then they apologize if they can't hear you. And they go bats if your kids are yelling in the background and there's no option for just pressing numbers or talking to a real live human being! Argh! I just want to make my own robot to talk to them and do my bidding. Or maybe I'm just cranky today. Or both.


  1. Whoa, I dunno about having your own robot. Times are getting pretty scary...this information could save your life...

  2. Anonymous2:13 PM

    I totally agree! I hate that with a passion!!! My thing is this: when I'm "talking to" the phone, other people think I'm talking to them and they start talking to me and then I have to say, "No, I'm not talking to you, I'm talking to the phone." and then the phone doesn't understand what I've said... yeah, it's really annoying!!!

  3. Yeah. At least they could give you the option of going touchtone. And what's the deal with the whole thing where the recording pauses like it's thinking? I don't get it. Also, many thanks to the Omnivore for insights on how to survive a robot uprising. Here's a site to help survive a zombie infestion: