Your Call is Important to Us

Don't call us by Phil Burns

Don’t call us by Phil Burns

AnElephantCant stand automated switchboards
Perhaps he is getting hard of hearing
They say Please press one
He says this is no fun
He finds it a pain in the rear end

He remembers when he speaks to a person
He does not have to dictate his thoughts
He just has a chat
About this and that
Now it’s a computer that does not speak Scots

An irritating voice gives him twenty-six options
By the eleventh he forgets the first
And four menus later
This procrastinator
Makes AnElephant feel like he’s in reverse

But some calls he persists with for ages
He knows that it must end in sorrow
But he perseveres
Until the dread words he hears
We’ve gone home can you call back tomorrow

He perhaps wants to go to the theatre
Or maybe he queries a bill
He can’t get a seat
He admits defeat
He just pays up because he starts to feel ill

He devises a brilliant solution
He comes up with this all on his own
Why don’t they get a grip
Toss the ubiquitous chip
And hire AnElephant to answer the phone

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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15 Responses to Your Call is Important to Us

  1. I would be so happy to talk to Anelephant rather than these hateful mechanical voices! 🙂

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  2. Ah brilliant… and all the time you’re charged by the minute 🙂

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  3. RoSy says:

    I would definitely prefer to speak to AnElephant 😉

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  4. Really cool. And great illustration!

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  5. ummm where do I stick the coins? (grins)

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  6. emmylgant says:

    Is this the party to whom I am speaking?
    AnElephantCan sound like Lily Tomlin
    One ringy-dingy and would be pleasanter
    Than a nonresponsive computer.

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  7. utesmile says:

    I hate them too…. it is much nicer to talk to an elephant…ehhhh person!

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  8. yarnspinnerr says:

    A one to one with any one is better than those computeri zombies.

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  9. Alastair says:

    Yay trunk calls for everyone

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