Press One For English

November 8, 2008 at 9:59 am 1 comment


why should i have to press one for english? can someone explain this to me? it makes me shake my head every time i call my cable company…nevermind the fact that it takes forever to “speak to a representitive.” it should be assumed you can speak and understand english, if not press two.

when i go to foreign countries i don’t expect them to understand english. i try to speak the language. i make sure i know some common phrases and words, so i’m not known for being the stupid american. i took french in high school, and even though that was a while ago i remembered enough of it to find my plane in the paris airport. when i went to italy my aunt brought a handy pocket dictionary. of course i couldn’t speak italian, but i knew one of the most important phrases in any language: “excuse me.”

so please i’m begging you…don’t make me press one for english.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. dchero  |  November 10, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    the worst is when the ATM asks you to choose between ‘returning your card’ and ‘another transaction’. seriously, how many people do 2 or more transactions at the ATM? i think they can put the card back in to save the rest of us from having to choose ‘return card’

    if you’re lazy enough to do more than 1 transaction at an atm you deserve to get your card eaten by the machine….you gotta keep people in line one way or another


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