[thechat] Say Hello to Sanjeep, Er, Sam

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Sat Oct 26 11:49:01 CDT 2002

On Sat, 26 Oct 2002, Kath wrote:

> At 10:21 AM 10/25/2002 +0100, Martin wrote:
> >So although the systems are
> >pretty quick (and must be to handle real time conversations), add the
> >international delay onto the small delay in the dialer working out that
> >it's a person answering the phone, allocating the call to an agent, popping
> >the screen up to that agent and the agent starting the script, and you've
> >got quite a lengthy pause...
> Just long enough for me to figure out that it's a telemarketing call and
> hang up.  I love those pauses!

I love the Telephone Preference Service even more - if anyone cold-calls
me, it's a criminal offence and they're liable for a UKP50k fine.

Which is nice.

"Names, once they are in common use, quickly
 become mere sounds, their etymology being
 buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
 beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

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