Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Day three of the Adls’ Parcel Saga

Shirin, ‘CP 19034623489 IR’
The voice activated service, ‘CP 19034623489 GB’
Shirin, ‘!!!’
The voice activated service, ‘Is this correct? Please say yes or no.’
Shirin, ‘No’
The voice activated service, ‘You said, 'No'. In that case I am going to have to ask you to repeat your parcel number again.’
Shirin, ‘CP 19034623489 IR
The voice activated service, ‘CP 19034623489 GB. Is this correct? Please say yes or no.’
Shirin, ‘**********’
The voice activated service, ‘Sorry, I didn’t get that. Please read out your parcel reference number.’
Shirin, ‘CP 19034623489 IR
The voice activated service, ‘CP 19034623489 GB. Is this correct? Please say yes or no.’
Shirin sighs. She has obviously pressed the wrong button somewhere but should she start from the beginning and go through all the options again or should she simply throw herself out of the window?
The voice activated service, ‘Sorry, I didn’t get that. Please read out your parcel reference number.’

6 comments:

Azad said...

You are an amazing story teller :-)

asad said...

and after me will be amad or someone similarly named, so did you eventually get the parcel ? In the US you can repeatdly press 0 and eventually you will get a live person that might be worth a try.

Anonymous said...

in canada we say, "agent", and a person picks up the line.

good luck!

Shirin said...

Everyday the idea of migrating to Canada looks more and more appealing. Here if you shout ‘agent’ down the phone you get, ‘Sorry, I didn’t get that. Please read out your parcel reference number.’

No Asad I still haven’t found the parcel. I will try again today.

Shirin said...

By the way Azad, Mr ddoi was the one that told that you had conveyed you bests to him on here and so I didn’t get a chance to tell him that you had said hi. He keeps checking my blog every minute because he is worried I might go and write something nasty about him! ;-)

Azad said...

Hi Shirin, you have no idea how Emily (Bell's virtual agent) may break someone's nerve till you hear what you want to hear. As an insider, I thought I should tell you this before you decide to migrate. Oh, do I have to warn you about winter, lol?

Asad, I think for now it's just the two of us. It would be funny if we had comments from an Ahad and an Arad here :-)

Mr ddoi, since I know you read here and to avoid bit of an online bureaucracy, I just want to tell you that this lensbaby effect is awesome. So unreal. Looks like it's taken in an aquarium. Well done.