Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Stickin' it to the man... or, well, the telephone autodialer

Here's a trick that's good to know.

When you pick up the phone and say "hello" and no one answers, it's often because it's an auto-dialer for some big faceless corporation. If you say "hello" again you will soon hear the greetings returned by a poor telephone salesperson... and of course in the backround you will hear all of the rest of their co-workers, jammed into the room with them like chickens on a semi.

So, here's what I do. I say hello one time... ONE TIME, that's all you get. And then I hang up the phone. TAKE THAT! JUSTICE! JUUUUUUSTIIIIIIIICE!

Um. If you're my friend, though, you should just call back if I hang up on you.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:04 PM

    I remember the luxury of having a phone... yep now it's a cell phone which I am grateful for. but down here, we dont talk on phones, we type on them. text this, text that. yep, thats right. so we ask students "can I have your number?" we wont ever talk... but my fingers are getting a good workout. when you coming to VZ? Blessings