Customers are Ignoring You (Photo credit: ronploof)
I have blogged about cold callers before, and the fun the Hub has with them. He found a new one yesterday.
An automated call came in. He usually hangs up straight away but this one was about lower phone prices. He listened to the whole message and then was extremely irritated to hear, This service is not available to cable customers. All other customers, please press 2.
The Hub pressed 2 and was connected to a sentient being. The sentient being, reading from her script, was thrilled to have a new customer. She patiently asked lots of questions, and the Hub patiently answered.
After fifteen or so minutes, she asked what service he used now.
Hub: Virgin Media
SB: Oh, I’m sorry, sir; cable customers cannot apply for this service.
Hub: Yes, I know.
SB [Clearly thrown off-script by this]: You know? But…why…?
Hub: I got that automated call which made me sit through it for the information I should have had first, so I thought, if you can waste my time, I can waste yours.
SB: … … …
The Hub is a minx.
English: cow icon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Another one from Cliff, slightly adapted.
The Hub was explaining to me last night that when you die you get reincarnated but must come back as a different creature.
I said, ‘I’d like to come back as a cow.’
He said, ‘You’re obviously not listening.’