Saturday, July 09, 2005
Need to speak with a human?
Clever 21st-century phonista essay by Patricia Marx in Time mag, warning that "when calling someone in the modern era, you never know who will answer."
It resonated with me; maybe with you.
Teaser opening para:
"Thank you for calling. To get you the help you need as fast as possible, we need to know why you called. Please say one of the following key words:
1) "weasel" if you were hoping we wouldn't be home, so that you could leave a message and get credit for calling; 2) "bored" if you are stuck in traffic and have time to waste but none of your friends you really want to talk to are home; 3) "lawn mower" if we borrowed something of yours, never returned it, and you want it back; 6) "whoops" if you have the wrong number. To better serve you, we have eliminated the numbers 4 and 5 from our menu options."
Read on ...
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