11:03 am: "There is one call ahead of you. Please continue to hold or press 1 to leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible".
am: I am on hold if you haven't figured it out. I have been on
"hold" listening to the same
insane message playing
between five-second intervals of silence for the past several minutes.
According to my calculations, this means that I have heard this voice and THAT
message more than 200 times so far. TWO HUNDRED TIMES and COUNTING. Yeah.
11:09 am: That my chin is cradling the phone as I type this means that my neck will probably "stay that way" for the rest of the day. My mother never warned me about my neck "staying that way". I couldn't be that lucky. Now I'll have to pay for a massage or a chiropractor to get the knots and kinks out. The only kind of kink I like is none of your damn business.
11:12 am: You are probably asking yourself why I don't just go ahead and press one.
11:13 am: I TRIED that.
THAN THREE TIMES. Between 11:05 and 11:09. I'm persistent.I I
got the following "message" each time:
"One is an invalid entry. There is one call ahead of you. Please continue to hold or press 1 and someone will return your call as soon as possible."
It's like damn groundhog day in my ear. Now I have an earworm. My symptoms are mounting.