Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A Little Sumpin For Ya

Okay, that's Something...Sumpin...Something. Yeah. So it's really late but I feel bad because I promised a blog on Tuesday but I didn't deliver and Alison is going through withdrawals, so this one's for you All-ison. :)

Yesterday I had to call the Verizon people. I had the number hastily written down on some receipt shoved in my purse. I wasn't paying too much attention when I wrote it down and even less attention when I dialed. It rings a few times and then a voice recording comes on:

"Welcome! If you know your code, enter it now. If you don't have a code then stay on the line."

I don't have a code with Verizon...

"Okay, just remember you must be 18 years or older to use our service."

Well of course...no kid needs to be hooking internet service up...that's crazy.

"Let's get started. If your a man, press 1. If your a woman, press 2."

Why do they care if I'm a man or a woman? It must be some kind of voice recognition thing so they can better understand you when you have to stand there and look like an idiot while you say things like "That one. 2. Other." etc. beep (I pressed 2 since I'm a woman.)

"All right! Are you ready to get wild and crazy..."

What???!!!!! Aaaaahhhhhh!!!!! click.

Moral of the story: Never write a 1-800 or a 1-888 number down in sloppy handwriting.

7 comments:

Emily Anne said...

Only you could do something like that. You should keep the number and hand it out to annoying people you don't like.

Em's end said...

I feel bad about laughing over your Sumpin blog ... and mind you, I'm not laughing AT you, but WITH you, because I could picture it all (in high def color with dolby surround sound) as you described it. Too precious. Glad you hung up when you did! Who knows what may have happened next!

Matthew said...

Yeah, I called a number to get movie times and messed up the last four numbers. It was about the same result.

Alison said...

Ah, I feel better now that you've blogged. My world was spinning out of control, but now all is right with the world. sigh.

About the phone number--classic. :)

Erica said...

WOW!!! That is one of my new
favorite stories.

Did Verizon ask you what you were wearing by any chance?

Got Bombshell? said...

Oh, awesome. I mean it. I love that story!

The Patton Family said...

That is awesome!!! Thanks for the laugh!! :)