One-Liner Wednesday. Hanging on the telephone.

After ringing and quequing to make an appointment ( for a telephone consultation, it’s like getting hen’s teeth to get an actual appointment) the One-Liner ” please hold your call is important to us, we will be with you as soon as a receptionist is free” repeated every sixty seconds really does not ring true.

It took one hour and fifteen minutes on two phones to get through!

Part of LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thoughtsnlifeblog
    Jun 30, 2021 @ 14:52:38

    ahhhhhh ahhhhhh ahhhhh ahhhhh and then you get an apt two months from now to have it cancelled last min… Ahhhhhhh ahhhhhh ahhhhhh


  2. Sadje
    Jun 30, 2021 @ 16:18:33

    You’re right, it rings patently false.


  3. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Jun 30, 2021 @ 16:24:31



  4. pensitivity101
    Jun 30, 2021 @ 16:50:12

    Our surgery is usually like that, but since being voted the worst in the county, judging from yesterday’s call and service, they are trying to improve things. It only took 10 minutes to get through, 10 minutes on hold, and the doc called us back 20 minutes after that (mind you, she usually calls us early anyway!)


  5. Chel Owens
    Jun 30, 2021 @ 17:36:58

    That’s terrible! I’ll often set my phone down with the Speaker option turned up. I am still subjected to their message repeatedly, though!


  6. Priscilla Bettis
    Jun 30, 2021 @ 17:41:08

    I feel like I’m being lied to when I’m on hold forever and hear, “Your call is important to us.” Argh.


  7. rugby843
    Jun 30, 2021 @ 19:19:38

    I was in the phone for over an hour on hold for the bank. Finally went in and found a teller but no bankers?!! It seems a lot of businesses are similar now.


  8. Dale
    Jun 30, 2021 @ 19:33:56

    Ugh. Ugh and Ugh.


  9. Ritu
    Jun 30, 2021 @ 20:16:15

    Oh, I know, it is ridiculous, isn’t it?


  10. Jane Dougherty
    Jul 01, 2021 @ 07:29:59

    My mum liked Blondie 🙂 Me too.


  11. cathleentownsend
    Jul 02, 2021 @ 01:04:49

    I know the feeling. Just today, we had to call AAA to get our van towed (my husband was in an accident–he’s okay, but the van isn’t). Anyway, we spent quite a while trying to find our way past the voicemail. And then they actually have the nerve to say, ” We know your time is important, so we will have an associate with you shortly. Or you can always go online…” And the part that they don’t say aloud is: “…and then we won’t have to deal with you at all.”

    Grrr. : )


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