Lightening bumped out one of our phones. We thought the entire connection
to our home was out. "Not so," says MaBell. "The computer says the service
to your house is fine, it must be one of your phones." Ma told us how to
check them one-by-one and find the bum phone.
"But," I asked, "is there a way to call you back without having to
survive the computer that says, 'if youwanttcustomerservice press1now,
ifyouknowyourextensionpress2and please includeyourdnaandmothersmaidenname'
Ma Bell said it was easy. Just sit quietly and don't say anything and
don't punch anything.
How sweet it is.
It works with the drug store computer phone, the department stores and
the home improvement stores. I'm having the best time. When you confuse
and confound the answering machine computer thing, it hands you over to a
human. Yes. You are smarter than it is. Polly
> From NPR's phone greeting for their IT support department:
> "And remember, your computer is your friend. A friend who sometimes falls
> down, disappoints, or is forgetful and unreliable. But still, your friend.
> This call may be recorded."
> Kathy A. (Woodland, CA)
> Queen of Fabric ***s
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