Dont you just hate those dar_n automated answering sytems !!!

@ronnyb (6120)
Jamaica
December 5, 2008 3:20pm CST
You have very little talk time and your cellular phone and you are trying to call a business place and what do you find "if you know your party's number press 1 , if you want to get to accounts, press 2 or ........... if you want to get to the operator ,press 0" and you go through the motion pressing this number and that number until you hear a voice form the cellular company say "please ensure that you have enough credit to make this call " MAKES YOU JUST WANT TO SCREEEAMM !!!!, all the time with some annoying funeral music playing in the background. Whats even worse is when you finally get to the department you want ,the person is not at his or her desk and then you get an answering machine which does not transfer you back to the central operator.AAAAAAAAAAGHHHH Calling some business places is like extracting a tooth.
3 responses
• United States
6 Dec 08
I HATE automated answering systems. I calling to talk to someone not a machine. I also love when you get to the person you need to speak to, and there not there, you leave a message, and they never get back to you. Oh and my current personal favorite, some machine calling my house with "an important business matter", but they want me to call them back. I call them back just talk to another machine and get no where. I finally adopted the if a person is not actually good enough to call me, it can't be that important, and i am not good enough to call them back. The whole using machines in todays world is getting completely out of hand.
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@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
6 Dec 08
I agree with you ,but you brought up an interesting point about calling someone's house and they refuse to return your calls,I have never had that experience but I would have come to the same conclusions you have .Good point
@peavey (16856)
• United States
5 Dec 08
Yes, I hate them. It makes you feel as if you're not important to the company at all because they're so big. And when you pay by the minute when you're using a cellphone, they cost you money. I gripe about it all the time, but what can you do?
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@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
6 Dec 08
I feel the same way too and I think you understand the sentiment I am trying to convey when talking on a cellular phone
@suzzy3 (8357)
5 Dec 08
I have never liked talking to a machine I prefer a natter straight away.If you don't press the star or do anything you can get a real person pick up the phone.Press this button is bad enough,but when you have to say things espeically with a sore throat it is all most impossible."we did not understand what you said"comes at you from down the phone or "please repeat" The worst one is when you ring some call centre in India {nothing against the people that live their}I cannot understand what they are saying.I once rung up to check a train time and a destination roungly four stops away from me in kent.The lady on the other end in India suddenly said "change at london" I had said Tonbridge and she thought I said trowbridge in cambridge .I did not blame her she could not understand my acsent and I could not understand her either so we called it a day and hung up.our train company is now based in England thank goodness.
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@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
6 Dec 08
Wow I thought that talking to a machine was the only issue ,at least that is somewhat straightforward but talking to an operator with asore throat or who has a sore throat is also bad.I think talking to an indian operator also ranks highly on my list of poor telephone experiences because I can hardly understand them when talking directly to the much less when on a phone .