Skype — apparently pleased with its five-way beta group video-calling functionality — has just released a new version of Skype 5.0 for Windows that doubles group support. It now allows for up to 10 video callers. Skype 5.0 beta…
(Call Center | Wilmington, NC, USA) Me: “Thank you for calling. May I have your first and last name please?” Caller: “Yes this is [name] from [wireless store] and I need help with switching a customer’s phone.” Me: “I can certainly assist you with changing the phone. May I have the serial number for the new phone?” Caller: “Yes, it’s A as in Alpha, [...]
(Office | New York, NY, USA) Me: “May I help you?” Caller: “Please put me through to [owner].” Me: “Sure, who’s calling please?” Caller: “His cousin Fred.” Me: “I didn’t know he had a cousin Fred.” Caller: “Why would you? You just answer phones! This is a family affair and none of your business! Who do you think you are anyway?” Me: “[Owner]’s daughter.” click
(Call Center | LaCrosse, WI, USA) Me: “Thank you for calling [company]. May I have your first and last name, please?” Caller: “You people sent me a broken phone! I just got this phone from you people Friday and have charged it all f weekend and when I take it off the charger, it just dies! I want my money back and [...]
(Tech Support | New Brunswick, Canada) Me: “Okay, sir. Since doing that doesn’t seem to be working, can you please clear your cache and cookies again and restart your computer, please?” Caller: “Okay.” (I hear fumbling on his line of the phone.) Me: “Sir, just a quick question. Are you on a desktop computer or a laptop?” Caller: “It’s on a desk.” Me: “Okay, next question, [...]
(Call Center | Illinois, USA)Caller: “I cannot find my order number or my order. I need the tracking information.” Me: “Okay. Can I please have your login name so that I can look up your order history?” (The caller gives their login name and I look up their order history.) Me: “Ma’am, so that I know we are looking at the same [...]
Move over, Muzak. This government office treats callers to tasty snippets of America while they are on hold.
This caller states his political affiliation at the beginning of this call, but I honestly cannot remember what he says. Not that it would matter for any reason. If you were to miss the first ten seconds of this call, you might as well flip a coin to guess the political affiliation: Heads, he's a [...]
(Call Center | USA)(Sadly, my the sailing instructor died 4 days ago.) Caller: “Hi, I’m calling about the sailing lessons.” Me: “I’m terribly sorry, but I can’t help you with that.” Caller: “Oh, please, I really want sailing lessons, I saw them on the website with [sailing instructor] and I want to learn how to sail!” Me: “I’m sorry but [sailing instructor] [...]
(Call Center | Kennewick, WA, USA)Me: “Thank you for calling [my company]. May I have the e-mail address on your account, please?” (Note that the caller sounds to be about 13 years old.) Caller: “Are you a computer or a real person?” Me: “I’m a real person. I live in [my hometown]. I love sushi, and I like to knit. How can [...]
There are times when I let my voicemail fill up to the point of callers getting the “Sorry. Mailbox is full. Please try again.” message. This is why. (more…)...
There are times when I let my voicemail fill up to the point of callers getting the "Sorry. Mailbox is full. Please try again." message. This is why. Click on the image for a closer look. Look, I'll return missed calls even if you don't command me to do so, I promise. Unless you're annoying. [Doghouse Diaries]
Happy Daily Caller day! Tucker Carlson's new website, sponsored by $3 million from Christian GOP donor and health care reform opponent Foster Friess, is live! Tucker himself has a pretty good story on the third gate-crasher guy. It is interesting, even though we do not care about any of the gatecrasher people, at all. Show More Summary
Respectful, reasonable caller: Can we please drop the dangerous "war" rhetoric and start rationally talking about issues like complex human beings? Thank you for your time. Anti-LGBT personalities David Wheaton and Robert Knight: No, you sinner! And how dare you...
By far, the World Football Phone-In show on BBC Radio 5 is the must-listen-to football podcast. The weekly show exudes everything that is wonderful about football — from the lovely and knowledge callers to the scholarly pundits such as Tim Vickery, Andy Brassell and Sean Wheelock. But the glue that keeps the show together and [...]
"Which closeted TV icon enjoys 'watersports' in his bedroom? His steady stream of gentleman callers are a little grossed out by it." [Gatecrasher] Permalink | Post a comment | Add to del.icio.us Tagged: Blind Items, Sex, Televisi...
There was a fantastic example of an anti-vaccination caller on this show earlier today - Parents Protest Increase In Required Vaccinations. Please listen to the podcast, especially to the last caller. Prodded over and over again, she...Show More Summary
Reporter Joanna Connors talks about living with having been raped over 20 years ago on NPR. I encourage you to listen to her interview, which includes callers' stories.