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21st Nov '17 2:18:54 PM Amahn
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** The USPS system also offers the option to have it call you back when it reaches your place in the queue. Unfortunately it calls back far too quickly, will call back after 20 minutes but still leave you on hold for another hour.
1st Nov '17 6:49:28 AM Mineboot45
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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'': "If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, or require a Spanish version of this message, feel free to take a complimentary piece of stationary, and write us a letter."

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'': "If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, or require a Spanish version of this message, feel free to take a complimentary piece of stationary, stationery, and write us a letter."
22nd Oct '17 10:15:35 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* ''Film/TheSixthDay'' has ''911 calls'' routed to an automated system. Not that it would have helped the main character, but you'd think reporting an in-progress kidnapping would be easier.
20th Oct '17 7:04:06 PM Drgonzo
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* Government phone numbers in America run the table. Some will give you the runaround and supply circular instructions; others lead to unattended voice mail boxes. The Social Security Administration is better. If you're on hold for a while, they'll let you leave your number, and call you when they've reached your place in the queue. The line for the [[IntimidatingRevenueService IRS]] is akin to a ChooseYourOwnAdventure book. Pick the wrong branch, and it ''hangs up on you''.

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* Government phone numbers in America run the table. Some will give you the runaround and supply circular instructions; others lead to unattended voice mail boxes. The Social Security Administration is better. If you're on hold for a while, they'll let you leave your number, and call you when they've reached your place in the queue.
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The line for the [[IntimidatingRevenueService IRS]] is akin to a ChooseYourOwnAdventure book. Pick the wrong branch, and it ''hangs up on you''. And if you are lucky enough to get to where you want to be, your trials do not end there: you will be made to wait AT LEAST an hour before you speak to anyone.
24th Sep '17 5:42:18 PM tsstevens
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10th Sep '17 1:23:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}'': A character attempting to reach his school's Financial Aid office ends up enrolling in Ancient Roman History 101 and buying two tickets to "AnnieGetYourGun" instead.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}'': A character attempting to reach his school's Financial Aid office ends up enrolling in Ancient Roman History 101 and buying two tickets to "AnnieGetYourGun" ''Theatre/AnnieGetYourGun'' instead.
10th Sep '17 11:26:46 AM nombretomado
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* The ''BastardOperatorFromHell'' seems to have some experience ''making'' these. He and the PFY have discussed making recursive ones in at least one story.

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* The ''BastardOperatorFromHell'' ''Literature/BastardOperatorFromHell'' seems to have some experience ''making'' these. He and the PFY have discussed making recursive ones in at least one story.
27th Jul '17 12:26:24 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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While sometimes this is a string of awkward waits, pauses and irrelevances, sometimes this is inverted by one of the options (usually the [[RuleOfThree third]]) being [[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat ''exactly'' what the caller want to find out about, with a ridiculous degree of accuracy]]. On the other hand, sometimes it's taken to the extreme with a string of "You have chosen [X]. If this is correct, press [Y]," options (with each subsequent one [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment asking you to confirm that your last confirmation was correct]]).

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While sometimes this is a string of awkward waits, pauses and irrelevances, sometimes this is inverted by one of the options (usually the [[RuleOfThree third]]) being ''[[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat exactly]]'' [[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat ''exactly'' what the caller want wants to find out about, with a ridiculous degree of accuracy]]. On the other hand, sometimes it's taken to the extreme with a string of "You have chosen [X]. If this is correct, press [Y]," options (with each subsequent one [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment asking you to confirm that your last confirmation was correct]]).



-->'''Them:''' [=BarcloydsSantanNatBank=] of Scotland, how can I help you/can you answer a few security questions?
-->'''You:''' Good. You can obviously access my details or you wouldn't have been able to confirm my identity.
-->'''Them:''' Can I interest you in our--
-->'''You:''' No. To save me hanging around on your other line, can you tell me my current balance?

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-->'''Them:''' [=BarcloydsSantanNatBank=] of Scotland, how can I help you/can you answer a few security questions?
-->'''You:'''
questions?\\
'''You:'''
Good. You can obviously access my details or you wouldn't have been able to confirm my identity.
-->'''Them:'''
identity.\\
'''Them:'''
Can I interest you in our--
-->'''You:'''
our--\\
'''You:'''
No. To save me hanging around on your other line, can you tell me my current balance?



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16th Jul '17 9:32:54 AM nombretomado
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* During the Japanese invasion of Malaysia in WW2, British commanders using the telephone to communicate would find themselves [[SkewedPriorities cut off at the three minute mark by the telephone operators]].

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* During the Japanese invasion of Malaysia in WW2, [=WW2=], British commanders using the telephone to communicate would find themselves [[SkewedPriorities cut off at the three minute mark by the telephone operators]].
3rd Jul '17 3:32:50 AM JackG
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* ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space''. [[FilmTheAdventuresOfCaptainProton Captain Proton]] tries to contact the Space Rangers during a robot uprising, and finds himself stuck on hold because everyone else is doing the same.

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* ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space''. [[FilmTheAdventuresOfCaptainProton [[Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton Captain Proton]] tries to contact the Space Rangers during a robot uprising, and finds himself stuck on hold because everyone else is doing the same.
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