[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here. Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.] The Daily Caller has completely and irredeemably discredited Jesse Jackson Jr. and demonstrated he was utterly unfit for office. How did they do this? The sneakiest way possible: by giving him a microphone and inviting him to talk. [...]
Republican Presidential candidate and pizza magnate Herman Cain apparently recorded a gospel album — and it's not bad. Take a listen for yourself below. [via The Daily Caller] Please follow Politics on Twitter and Facebook. Join theShow More Summary
(Call Center | Tampa Bay, FL, USA) Me: “Thank you for calling [bank]. May I please have your card number?” Caller: “No.” Me: “I can help look up your account if you don’t have your card with you. May I please have your phone number on file?” Caller: “I’m not giving you that. You will steal my information.” Me: “I assure you, [...]
[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here. Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.] The Daily Caller story tells you no more than that, but fwiw… Expect updates. Update: Volokh has a little more and straightens me out on which circuit is involved. And you can read it, here. [Posted and authored by [...]
(Call Center | Chicago, IL, USA) Me: “Thank you for calling [company]. May I have your account number?” Caller: “You may.” pause Me: “Sir?” Caller: “Oh, did you need me read it aloud to you?” Me: “Yes, please.” Caller: “It is [account number].” Me: “Thank you. And for security, could I ask you to confirm the mailing address on the account?” [...]
Privatize New Jersey's stupid stake in public broadcasting? Yes please thank you. You want a quote? You got a quote: :We are looking forward to this new partnership, which we think will serve the people of New Jersey extraordinarily well,?...
(Bank call center | Central Oklahoma, OK, USA) Me: “Thank you for calling [bank] credit card services. Can I have your name, please?” Caller: “You need to turn my d speakerphone on before I can talk, so I can hear you across the room!” Me: “I’m sorry, sir, I can’t turn your speakerphone on for you. You have to do that yourself.” Caller: [...]
(Call Center | Terre Haute, IN, USA) Me: “May I have your address, please?” Caller: “I don’t need to know my address. The postman knows where I live.”
(Call Center | Glasgow, UK) (I work at directory inquiries.) Me: “Which name, please?” Caller: “I’d like the number for the local fire station.” Me: “Searching for you now.” Caller: “Can you hurry up? My kitchen’s on fire.” Me: “Sir, hang up right now and then dial emergency services!” Caller: “Hold on.” he’s away for over a minute “Right, I’ve [...]
(Hotel | UK) Receptionist: “Hello, [hotel]. How can I help you?” Caller: “I need to know if I’m still barred.” Receptionist: “I can check that for you. Can I take your name, please?” Caller: gives name Receptionist: “Okay, I’ll just check for you. Out of interest, can I ask why you were barred?” Caller: “Aye. I took a [...]
(Hotel | Johannesburg, South Africa) (The phone rings in reception and I answer. Note that we’re a hotel in South Africa.) Caller: “Please give directions to your hotel.” Me: “Certainly, sir. From which direction will you be coming?” Caller: “Germany.”
(Tech Support | New York, NY, USA) Caller: “I’d like to know how to charge my handheld, please.” Me: “Take the cable, and plug it into the bottom of the handheld. Take the other side, and plug it into the wall.” Caller: “Which one goes in the wall?” Me: “The side that has the two prongs.” Caller: “Why is this so complicated?!” [...]
(Tech support | American Fork, UT, USA) Me: “Thank you for calling! Can I have your customer ID number, please?” Caller: “I don’t have that. Can I give you the business name?” Me: “Do you have your program open? I can actually tell you how to find your customer ID number.” Caller: “No, but I have the address.” Me: “Do you have [...]
[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here. Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.] One of the big stories this morning is that Glenn Beck is being accused by the Daily Caller of taking material without attribution. Oh yeah, I really hate it when people do that. For instance, yesterday I was surfing [...]
Answer me! Now! The phone rang the other night as we were getting ready to sit down to dinner. The caller ID screen said: 800 number. Why.
Can it get any worse for NPR? H/t to my readers for alerting me to this video in the NPR Sting, Part 2, via The Daily Caller: New video released Thursday afternoon indicates National Public Radio intended to accept a $5 million donation...Show More Summary
[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.] This column in the Daily Caller is so transparent, it’s kind of fun for that reason: Is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie unpatriotic? Well, if Christie believes what he has been saying about America’s fiscal crisis and his chances of winning the presidency and yet still [...]
[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.] The Daily Caller is keeping tabs on this story. Not sure who will take over, but we have nowhere to go but up. Previously: Michael Steele: Vote for Me, You Racists! DLTDHYAOTWO [Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]
(Call Center | Brisbane, Australia) Me: “Hello, this is [taxi service]. Can I have your pickup address please?” Caller: “I don’t know!” Me: “Well, you will need to tell me some kind of an address.” Caller: “Why can’t you just ‘GPS’ ...
“This clip parodying the songs at the end of TV shows pleased me to no end,” said occasional caller Nordette as she slipped me a link to the following video. Will it please you too? Well, “somebody’s holding his head, regretting something he never said…” is a pretty good line, so there’s a good chance you’re gonna love it. (more…)