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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: On the Telephone (11/18/10)

TITLE: State of Confusion
By Allison Egley
11/24/10


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Hello. Thank you for calling the Edison Technology Support Line. Edison Technology. Where the future is as bright as 1879. Please listen to the following menu items and say the number of your option....

Oh no... no one of these voice recognition things. I hate these. Okay. No, no that one, not that one... That's it... number four.


"Four."

You said four. To help improve your service, please say your state of residence.

"Mississippi."

I'm sorry. I could not understand your response. Please repeat your state of residence.

"Miss-is-ip-pi."

Did you say "Missouri?"

"No."

Please say state of residence

I already have.... twice. This is getting annoying.


"Mis-sis-sip-pi. M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I. Mississippi!"

I'm sorry. I'm not sure I understood you. Did you say "Missouri?"

"NO! I said Mississippi!"

Did you say "Mississippi?

"Yes!"

Thank you. To better assist you, please state the nature of your problem. For example, if you are having trouble with your cable box remote control, say "remote control." If you are having problems with your router, say "router."

"Remote con..."

Did you say "router?"

What? It didn't even let me finish!


"No."

Please repeat your request.

"Re-mote con-trol."

Did you say channel control?

"No! I said 'remote control,' you nitwit. If you don't help me soon, I'm going to reach through the phone, pull out your voice box, and unplug you so fast, you won't know what hit you."

I sense you are getting frustrated. To speak with a representative, please say "Supercalafragilisticexpalodosus."

"Super... What?! I give up!"

I'm sorry. I didn't understand you. Did you say hang up? Goodbye!


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Lynda Schultz 11/25/10
Oh for the days when you could actually talk to a real live human being! Very good.
Mona Purvis11/28/10
One of my pet peeves. you did a good job with it.
Caitlyn Meissner12/01/10
This one made me smile. I enjoyed reading it.
Verna Cole Mitchell 12/02/10
Really fun! Congratulations on your EC.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 12/02/10
Congratulations on your EC! This was a delight to read. I do believe I've threatened those automated recordings before too. You have a great sense of comedic timing. I loved it!
Lollie Hofer 12/02/10
This was fun to read, probably because we can all relate to it. Congratulations on your EC recognition.
Marilyn Schnepp 12/04/10
Congratulations for EC placing...nice job!
Shellie Bailey12/08/10
I loved this! That is exactly how it is. Thanks for sharing and giving me a good laugh. Great job.