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Bob Henson

Mitch said:
So because the girl was from India, pointing out that she was unable to
help and actually mishandled my demand would be considered racist ?
This goes beyond politically correct. It is downright abuse :(
That's right. In the UK the PC brigade are now like the Thought Police in
Orwell's 1984, and have stifling control over what we can do or say. In the
above case it would be not so much the person's incompetence that was the
main problem, but that fact that her thick accent was indecipherable -
complaining about that aspect would be held to be racist, as it
discriminated against her nationality. In the UK it's called "playing the
race card" - in any dispute between two UK citizens (they don't even have
to be from another country) if one of them is coloured, or has a foreign
accent etc. they will immediately scream "racial discrimination" and the
native, white Briton will end up in court.

--
Bob
Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. - Mark
Twain
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I was quoting )more properly, misquoting) a slightly off-color rhyme of
my father's generation. Back then it *was* a nickel.
I guess I should have typed ")more properly, misquoting(".
 
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Bob Henson

choro said:
So don't blame the Indians, is what I say.
Absolutely - it's not their fault that they are not qualified to do the
job, for whatever reason.
--
Bob
Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England

He is not drunk who, from the floor,
Can raise his glass and ask for more.
 
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Wolf K

No, one should not blame the Indians. One should blame the originator of the
stupid idea of "outsourcing", and the company concerned for accepting and
applying it.

If they are not prepared to answer questions about the products or services
they provide, they've no business being in business.
You're assuming that the company actually acres about its customers.
It's your duty as a consumer to buy stuff. That's the sum total of
customer relations these days.
 
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Percival P. Cassidy

the bloody scamming cold calling vermin. If I have to fill in a
telephone number on a webpage (like a bank or Amazon) I use a fake
number that can not possibly be real but that passes their validation.
[]
I open a separate browser tab, and poke around on their site until I
find one of their own numbers (sometimes quite difficult!), and use
that.
That, Sir, is not only cruel it is quite funny.
It's sort of like sending all that paper-copy junk mail back to the
sender in their pre-paid envelopes, only slightly more subtle. I like
the idea. Thanks.
J.
p.s.: now why didn't *I* think of that one? I usually come up with the
nasty stuff quite easily. It comes of being a slightly un-nice person
I think.
A guy I knew about 30 years ago couldn't get Reader's Digest to stop
mailing stuff, so eventually he sent a bunch of lead sinkers in one of
their prepaid envelopes. That worked.

Perce
 
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John

the bloody scamming cold calling vermin. If I have to fill in a
telephone number on a webpage (like a bank or Amazon) I use a fake
number that can not possibly be real but that passes their validation.
[]
I open a separate browser tab, and poke around on their site until I
find one of their own numbers (sometimes quite difficult!), and use
that.
That, Sir, is not only cruel it is quite funny.
It's sort of like sending all that paper-copy junk mail back to the
sender in their pre-paid envelopes, only slightly more subtle. I like
the idea. Thanks.
J.
p.s.: now why didn't *I* think of that one? I usually come up with the
nasty stuff quite easily. It comes of being a slightly un-nice person
I think.
A guy I knew about 30 years ago couldn't get Reader's Digest to stop
mailing stuff, so eventually he sent a bunch of lead sinkers in one of
their prepaid envelopes. That worked.
I got them to stop by paying them, once, a token amount. For some
reason that automatically cancelled my account. Even all the accounts
in which my name was spelt incorrectly.
I got the Gas Company to stop by *not* paying them repeatedly and by
*inviting* them to come and cut me off. Eventually, after several
months of increasingly vivid threats, they sent a man round to do
that. He was surprised at how delighted I was to see him. I showed him
the pipe that allegedly carried gas into my home. It was capped off.
He had come to do that, and to take away the meter. There was no
meter, there never had been. He managed to phone someone at HQ who
actually had a functioning braincell and who apparently had the
authority to make my bills go away. That was a miracle as authority to
do things and wit are usually inversely related. The guy with the
toolkit went away disgusted with the accountants and managers but *I*
was happy. They never did take me to court for non-payment of the
bills I never owed them. I counted that as a win.
J.
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

Gene E. Bloch said:
As others already hinted in this thread before I got back online, I just
carry a cordless phone with me wherever I go.

"Go", of course, only in the sense of "travel".
Oh, so you don't upload while downloading? (Or is it the other way
round?)
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

"... four Oscars, and two further nominations ... On these criteria, he's
Britain's most successful film director." Powell or Pressburger? no; Richard
Attenborough? no; Nick Park!
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

In message <[email protected]>, Lee Waun
Just a nickel. I wish.....

In this country a payphone call is 50 cents and the phone companies
want to increase it to a dollar. Here in Canada anyways.
[]
http://www.payphones.bt.com/publicpayphones/paymentprices.htm

"Cash
The minimum fee is 60p (includes 40p connection charge). Local and
National* calls are charged at 60p for the first 30 minutes, then 10p
for each subsequent 15 minutes or portion thereof."

"Credit & Debit Cards:
[]
Call prices - 20p per minute. Minimum fee £1.20 (includes £1 connection
charge) for Local and National* calls."
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

"... four Oscars, and two further nominations ... On these criteria, he's
Britain's most successful film director." Powell or Pressburger? no; Richard
Attenborough? no; Nick Park!
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Oh, so you don't upload while downloading? (Or is it the other way
round?)
Now *that* boggles the mind :)

I'll just have to sit on it for a while to see whether I begin to
understand it.
 

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