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Monday morning laugh

One of our Top 500 customers has just complained about a shipment going missing. A minor problem, and one I think to solve with just one or two simple phone calls. I ring our Parts Distribution Centre, and after a while the receptionist says "There's no one to take your call at the moment; I'll put you on hold." And before I can protest, and say I'll call back later, the dulcet tones of 'Suicide Is Painless' fill my ears.

Am I alone in thinking that to include this song in the soundtrack for a technical helpdesk is the height of irony?



Feb. 28th, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC)
But imagine you're depressed, and have been fighting a losing battle with this company to get your due -- and then they play you this song with its super cheerful message:

The game of life is hard to play
I'm going to lose it anyway
the losing card I'll someday lay
so this is all I have to say

That suicide is painless
it brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please

...and you can do the same thing if you please.

Might give you ideas! ;-)
Feb. 28th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
I was kidding! But just imagine if they'd chosen the same selection for our hospital!! Which now has the Pastoral Symphony - which is quite restful.