So I call up a business. A guy answers. "Jello? How may I help you?" Before I can say a word, another phone rings and he says to me, "Yust a minute, please." He puts me on hold.
At this point I wonder whether he's
going to tell the other people to wait, or do what some people do and
make ME wait. ME, the person who called first. Who should
be taken care of first. Who will be honking p.o.'d if he leaves
He leaves me hanging. The
Muzak plays, I watch TV, finally forgetting why I'm on the phone in the
first place because I wait so long.
I call this portion the zen of waiting to rip somebody a new asshole.
Finally the phone begins to ring on
his end. Apparently the store has enough high tech
telecommunications equipment to ring back when someone has been left on hold TOO
"Jello?" That is not a misspelling.
"You left me on hold. The
only reason you're talking to me now is because I'm so pissed off that
you helped out the second person who called INSTEAD OF ME first that I waited
to see if you would come back so I could get your name and talk to your
"But we are very shorthanded today."
"Being shorthanded has nothing to do with helping people in the order they called."
"What do you want?"
"I want to talk to your superviser."
"He is on break."
"What is your name?"
"That is not important."
"Okay, then, bye."
He thinks it's over.