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Monday, May 09, 2005

Gripe of the Day

I work out of my home, so when I’m not out visiting clients, I’m at home on the phone with them. Thus brings me to my “Gripe of the Day” of which I’ve entitled “Hold Music and Its Test on My Sanity.”
Have we become so accustomed to “noise” that we must be entertained while waiting to talk to someone? I can’t stand it! We have this hold music at my home office that is enough to make me want to shoot someone. I’ll be on hold for like 3 minutes and then I start humming the stuff…then I know its time to hang up. And don’t even get me started about the tunes I hear when holding for my clients. I work for car dealerships; the Mecca of annoying jingles and the minute that receptionist hits that button to transfer me, or to hold for my client I cringe. What kind of half-ass jingle are they going to come up with to have me singing it for the next three hours? It drives me crazy. One year I spent the whole summer singing a jingle that consisted of this; “Trucks, trucks, trucks, trucks, Grossman Chevrolet has trucks, trucks, trucks, trucks…” HATE! There are times when I’m driving down the road and I just have to turn off my radio because I can’t seem to escape the “noise” of everything that is around me. Am I the only one that feels this way? Maybe I need help. Maybe I should seriously consider professional help. On the other hand, maybe I’m right and maybe people should seriously consider eliminating the background noise that they subject us poor unassuming people to! Or maybe I just need to take a Midol and get over it. Anyway, am I crazy?

5 comments:

Charlie Mc said...

i hate when they take a rock n' roll song like say aerosmith or van halen, and have it as on hold music played with a flute, a harp, or some other lame ass instrument!

Jenni said...

NO KIDDING! I once heard "Dude Looks Like A Lady" on saxaphone. I'm not even kidding! But honestly, I would relly like to hear "Hot For the Teacher" on Jazz Flute. ...seriously.

Charlie Mc said...

Now that I am thinking of it...."Sweet Emotion" on a ukelele would be HOT! haha

Steph said...

I think John at your office made up that hold music. You DID hear that he's gay, didn't you?

runr53 said...

I'll take a Midol if it will work, course being a guy, who knows...