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Friday Fun

Earlier this week I posted a short advice piece for having a hopefully less frustrating experience the next time you have to call for some tech support (see, Spot Fake Facebook Profiles + More). Less than 24 hours later, life found a way to remind me why calling tech support is – in many people’s minds – a preview tour of aitch-ee-double-toothpicks.

Which, reminded me that The Oatmeal has a cartoon I have been meaning to post as some ‘Friday Fun”. See, Why I’d Rather Be Punched In The Testicles Than Call Customer Service

Almost titled “Why I’d Rather Share A Sleeping Bag With A Grizzly Bear Than Call Customer Service” See cartoon

Poke around the site while you’re there.. some funny stuff. (Look up the “Sex Ed” cartoon, for example..)

.. and for those of you who might have missed it, (I do have to be responsible.. one can’t be all fun, all the time) I have a reading reco: I have a bad feeling about this – raganwald’s posterous

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I would like to meet the *people* responsible for this..

Thank you, all you who voted for CAN-SPAM. I feel better now there’s a Law.

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February 10, 2012 - Posted by | computers, Internet, tech | , , ,


  1. Friday Fun…K-O-O-L!


    Comment by Gaia | February 10, 2012 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      Well, I can’t be all work and no play, either………….


      Comment by techpaul | February 10, 2012 | Reply

  2. The same goes for Customer Service. I was on the phone today for 20 mins. just waiting. No Celine, elevator music,,,,Nothing… No sound at all..Complete silence for 20 mins. I know because the dang phone has a timer on it. I, finally, hung up. That was quite eery.


    Comment by delenn13 | February 10, 2012 | Reply

  3. Customer Service: Unless it is urgent I put it off as long as possible, I dread those calls. One of their planned strategies: if they don’t want to answer a question, or if we are too VOCAL, (termed as a difficult customer) they “PURPOSELY put us on HOLD” with no intention of coming back to the phone to answer the question… they know we will eventually hang up. While waiting for them to return, I have put my phone on SPEAKER, carry the phone around with me…I then go about my business, sometimes they return, other times they do not.


    Comment by Gaia | February 10, 2012 | Reply

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