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Toerag
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since 07-29-99
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Ala bam a


0 posted 08-10-99 09:36 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

"Hello! Thanks for calling Sears!
Please do as you are told,
Your call's important to us
And we're placing you on hold.

Make ready your account number,
Make sure it is correct..
It's thirty some odd numbers,
Mis-type, we will reject.

We'll lead you through the small routine,
Please use your touch type phone,
Press nine and follow with the "star"
After you hear the tone.

If you're a new customer,
Press two..if old, press three.
Press four in case you have complaints,
Then hold on won't you please?

You have pressed four, please wait a minute
While I transfer you..
And please enjoy, while we play
A symphony or two.

Our operators are all busy now
Thanks for being patient,
Your call is important to us
We'll be with you in a minute"

As I hold and must endure,
This music with no tune,
My cheek is numb as is my ear
I hope they answer soon!

But suddenly, there may be hope!
I hear a different sound,
At last a human voice I hear
After all this run-around.

"Good morning, Ladies underwear
May I help you somehow?
Complaints?..Just hang on a "sec"
I'll transfer you right now.."

Before I could say another word,
It's back on "Hold" for me,
No chance to say a single thing,
Then the phone began to ring.

"Good morning! Thanks for calling Sears.
Please do as you are told,
Your call's important to us,
And will place you now on hold."
© Copyright 1999 Toerag - All Rights Reserved
Sue
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1 posted 08-10-99 09:53 AM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

I laughed till I cried. This one has got to run for ever!
angel girl
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since 07-23-99
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within a whisper...


2 posted 08-10-99 09:56 AM       View Profile for angel girl   Email angel girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angel girl

VERY FUNNY. I CAN'T EVEN BEGIN TO COUNT HOW MANY TIMES THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME.

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delight in the little things.
Lorelei54
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since 07-27-99
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3 posted 08-10-99 10:55 AM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

You are a man of many talents...love your creativity. Back to the top for this one!
Seymour Tabin
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since 07-07-99
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4 posted 08-10-99 10:56 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

You hit a sensitive point, well done, enjoyed
Poetwheel
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5 posted 08-10-99 10:57 AM       View Profile for Poetwheel   Email Poetwheel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poetwheel's Home Page   View IP for Poetwheel

Indeed this one could not be more true. Amusing but it made me angry since I know it will be far to soon when I have to deal with something like this again.

Nice job.
PW

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JP
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6 posted 08-10-99 10:59 AM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

My hat is off Toe man, this was a delight.

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Dum spiro, spero
JP


Lucie
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7 posted 08-10-99 12:11 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

You amaze me Toerag. Your humor is boundless.
Sunshine
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since 06-25-99
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Listening to every heart


8 posted 08-10-99 12:36 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Good job Toe!

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KRJ
Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

blueloon
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9 posted 08-10-99 12:52 PM       View Profile for blueloon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for blueloon

So true, So true! I loved every word! Thank you for an afternoon laugh!
blueloon
LngJhnAg
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since 07-23-99
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Boot+Kitty=Poetry in motion


10 posted 08-10-99 01:31 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Toe

Please don't sign off now - I'll get back to you in a minute with my comments.....are you still waiting??.......

Still?.... hang on .......

Toe - nice poem
Terri
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since 08-08-99
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11 posted 08-10-99 02:00 PM       View Profile for Terri   Email Terri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Terri

You could also substitute one of the following for Sears....electric company, phone company, cable company...the list goes on! Will keep this handy for the next time I'm on hold. Thanks!
Nan
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12 posted 08-10-99 05:43 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is toooooo hysterically funny.....
Ever try calling the IRS??


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Nay, if our wits run the Wild-Goose chase, I am done:
For thou hast more of the Wild-Goose in one of thy wits,
Than I am sure I have in my whole five.
~ 1592 Wm. Shakespeare ~ Romeo & Juliet ~ ii. iv. 75


Moonlight
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13 posted 08-10-99 11:11 PM       View Profile for Moonlight   Email Moonlight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Moonlight's Home Page   View IP for Moonlight

hahahahahaha i loooove it!
i have a similar little poem about technical support!
Balladeer
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14 posted 08-11-99 12:03 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Toe, you are a talented man. That's one of the reasons I enjoy thrashing you so much! But not on this one. I would have loved to have written it! Great job, worthy adversary.
tori
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since 06-18-99
Posts 521
Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA


15 posted 08-11-99 04:21 AM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

Toe.. I dont use this word lightly but I hate sears... send this one to the new's paper please..lol
hahah If not can I copy and fram it.. this was really great ....
ac
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since 06-17-99
Posts 132
Cayey, PR - USA


16 posted 08-11-99 10:26 AM       View Profile for ac   Email ac   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ac

Though the sound of a human voice from Sears is something we may not get...thanks to your amusing poem, my laughter is still ringing in my head...great poem....
aziza
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17 posted 06-08-2007 03:14 AM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

Some things never change, do they.  Good writing and, unfortunately, still true.

A
Artic Wind
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since 09-16-2007
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Realm of Supernatural


18 posted 11-12-2007 09:02 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
latearrival
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19 posted 07-30-2008 04:43 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Some things never change..Love this one."late"
 
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