Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I'm Just Sayin'

When did leaving a voicemail become so difficult that I need a play by play from a stupid computer voice to make sure I do it correctly? Isn't it universal that at the sound of the beep, we speak? Why does this woman now inform me of the number I'm calling, and that the person I am trying to reach is unavailable and to press 1 or 2 to leave a voicemail or send a page and then tells me at the sound of the beep I may start recording and THEN has the audacity to tell me that when I'm finished recording, I may hang up or press 1 for more options? Like I don't know to hang up? Has anyone ever pressed 1? What other options could I possibly have? Teleportation?

I hate technology.

4 comments:

Diahn said...

Ohmigosh. You should call me, leave me a voicemail and then press 1. That would be freakin' awesome if you transported here.

Go on --- try it!

Lisa said...

You sound like an angry Jerry Seinfeld.

Dan Kent said...

I followed your beautiful Haiku over here to this site - then found out you read Duma Key and Bonesetter's Daughter recently, just as I have - and I too love both books - and about Diahn's fine art, so many good simple things. So leave that woman and her machine to themselves, in their complex, mechanical world. She doesn't deserve talking to!

Melinda said...

Thanks, Dan! I'm so glad you stopped by, it's always to see a new face.

Diahn and Lisa...I tried to teleport, didn't work and sometimes in my head, I sound like an angry Seinfeld.