I was feeling a bit depressed the other day, so called the "Help Hotline".
The call went through to a 'call center' in Pakistan.
I explained that I was feeling suicidal.
They were very excited at this news and wanted to know if I could drive
a truck or fly an airplane....
I hung up. Later that night, unable to sleep, I tried again, complaining of insomnia.
The call went through a a call center in India.
They were very excited and asked if I'd be interested in a 7-11 franchise in Columbus Ohio, that I'd be perfect for the night shift.
My kid woke up crying, with an earache. I called the helpline and told them about my kid. This time I got a good ol' American, from South Dakota.
They called me a Hillarycare commie socialist and told me to get a job and pay a doctor like a real American.
I'm thinking of calling Pakistan again.
(adapted from a joke on the web. )
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.
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