For An Exercise In Futility, Press 1

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Today’s Common Sense Response To Corporate Stupidity (which results in the unsatisfying acronym CSRTCS, but I digress) is brought to you by the people who created this. A comprehensive list of codes to get around the “customer service” phone trees that permeate the increasingly annoying consumer landscape we all find ourselves in. It’s also a perfect example of what every company should expect any time the gulf between what they promise (insert customer service cliché here) and what they actually deliver gets this wide. And while I’m sure much of this list is already out of date and that the latest phone systems at most companies randomly change to thwart any attempts at finding a touch-tone shortcut to an actual human being, you gotta love the fact that someone took the time to compile this list and post it. It’s like the consumer version of a raised middle finger à la the mouse on those classic Last Great Act Of Defiance t-shirts from the 70s. Awesome.

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About Wade Sturdivant

Currently jumping on the creatives-go-client-side bandwagon as Director of Creative Copy for MGMRI in Las Vegas. Wade’s years of ad agency experience include award-generating stints at DDB, Publicis, The Richards Group and most recently Leo Burnett in Tokyo, Japan. Along the way, he’s shot commercials on four continents, worked with heads of state and U.S. Army four-star generals and met Carrot Top in-person. When he’s not busy thinking up big ideas, you’ll find him at home playing guitar, building guitars and scouring the internet for (duh) more guitars.