Please Hold Indefinitely...Your Call Is Of Utmost Importance To Us
I've just learned that today is National On-hold Month, a month-long "holiday" dedicated to celebrating all the poor saps who get placed on hold when they call a company. Surprisingly, it was instituted by a company that provides canned music and messages for automated systems. Yes...those same messages that drive you ever so slowly into insanity during those never ending call holds. Excuse my dubiousness, but isn't that akin to those folks at Guantanamo Bay starting up an Inmate Appreciation Day?
If you find yourself constantly in on-hold hell, do not despair because there is light at the end of the tunnel. Gethuman is an organization created to help you regain your dignity and avoid those rage-inducing on-hold sessions. The website provides a cheat sheet with instructions on how to bypass the automated answering systems to get a live, breathing and talking human on the line. Though you could always work on a sudoku while waiting.