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I Hate Being Put On Hold

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    Can't Stand It, But I Do It All Day

    I work on the phone so I am constantly putting people on hold--OK guys, don't hate me.  Let me just say in my defense, I pick people back up real quick! On the other hand, I hate when I'm put on hold!  Especially when working because hey, I'm busy, too!  Outside...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 9, 2008

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    Priorities...

    I've got a job in retail, and when I call other branches it can take forever for someone to pick up, while the reliable elevator music or phone adverts keep playing. My dad was on hold today for 40mins trying to change the address for our mobile phones through the customer...
    BowsAndBones BowsAndBones 16-18, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2008

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    Bad Elevator Music

    It's bad enough being put on hold, and hearing... total silence. Switch that out for tacky, insane "elevator music".... Ahhhhhh!! SHUT UP and bring back the SILENCE! Recently, I was put on hold at the local Wal-Mart pharmacy while trying to call in a patient's meds...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 1 Response May 5, 2008

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    "i Can"t Seem To Hold Bak The Tears"..........

    TODAY IS A BAD DAY.....I cannot hold back the tears today. Everything in my life seems to be empty. I have noone to call or speak with they would just judge me for feeling weak. I have destroyed my heart by trying to achieve sucess in my life and i have noone to share it with. It...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F Mar 19, 2011

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    Ds

    wreqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq reeeeeeeeeeeee
    amitttr4441 amitttr4441 18-21, M May 9, 2013

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    Depends Really

    If I am trying to ring someone from home and they put me on hold then I HATE it and worry about how much the call is going to end up costing me - I think it's so rude of companys to put you on hold, especially if it's for ages and ages! It really gets me GGRR! However, if I am at...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2008

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    Just Plain Stupid

    In business, why do you have a phone. For customers to call so you can get money. Right. Why do you hire people to answer the phones. To get more money. They why put anyone on hold. Poor management. Poor coping abilities. Why the silly *%!$# computer voice menus. I know...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2008

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    Hate It Hate It Hate It

    the hold music is crap, the computer voice that inturupts the music every five seconds is just grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and what makes it even worse is when you finerly get through they tell you your threw to the wrong department only you know you pressed the right buttons and stick you...
    jossiemarie jossiemarie 22-25, F Apr 25, 2008

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    Of Course I Do... ...

    Of Course i do... its trully unfair. THey must consider other's feelings when they doin that...
    Longing4Luv Longing4Luv 26-30, F Jun 20, 2009

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    I Really, Really, Really Despise Being Put On Hold...

    I was on hold most of the day. A rather nightmarish music from a car dealership filling my ear, only interupted by the message: "You are connected to Shitfuck automobiles. One moment, please. We are connecting you as fast as possible." If that is as fast as possible, I really...
    Kletti Kletti 70+ May 3, 2012

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    Beep! Please Hold...

    ...and a representitive will be with you shortly. arrrrggghhh! that has got to be one of THE most annoying phrases in the english language. that automated voice chirping so sweetly, as though we've got all the time in the world to sit and hold, only to be transferred to another...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 19, 2009

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    Another Lol

    Another LOL gained by EP for their hilarious group titles.  Thanks for the LOL.
    Gwen110 Gwen110 36-40, F Feb 27, 2012

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    Thankful For Speakerphone

    My neck is incredibly thankful for speakerphone. I loathe getting put on hold, though. I'm incredibly obnoxious when I'm put on hold. I realize they can hear me, and I don't care ;) It makes them hurry back LOL
    TopazSkye TopazSkye 26-30, F May 16, 2009

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    I Count to 10 and Hang Up

     That'll show them.  Or not.  I then have to redial, punch in all the numbers or speak to a machine and then am back on hold.  Sometimes if I press zero in repeatedly I get a human or a reasonable facsimile.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 5 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    Just Shoot Me Now

    Thank you for calling the Acme product help line your call is important to us so please hold on the line. Your call will be answered in the order it was received. (Three Minutes Later) Your estimated wait time is 4 minutes. (Two Minutes Later) Thank you for calling the Acme...
    LateNightGuy LateNightGuy 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    The Only Thing Worse Is....

    CALL WAITING!You're on the phone to me- I'm more important! It's so rude to put someone on hold and to take another call!Finish your conversation with me and then take your other calls.... GGGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 28, 2010

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    Could There Be Anything More Annoying?!

    Yeah, so you call somewhere and you hardly ever get a person anymore. it's some stupid recording and so many companys are getting too cheap and won't just hire regular people so you get some stinkin' robot voice message and it's like please---hold---until--a--representitive...
    angelx20 angelx20 18-21, F Oct 18, 2007

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    Why Is It Again...

    ...that you can't just put it on hold for a while?"  That's what that guy said to me, the person that used to be my best friend, a few months after we'd stopped talking. It was nearly Christmas, and I was about to leave for my parents' house to spend the holidays with them. I'd...
    finaldeadline finaldeadline 18-21, F Apr 22, 2012

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    ... "Oh, Hi, I Ned To..." "Sorry, We're a Bit Busy Right Now... Please Hold."

    You ring up... you WAIT for them to answer, then for whatever reason you're asked to be put on hold... ... ... Sometimes, while you're on hold they have a tune playing, which can be alright, but sometimes it's just freakin' annoying... Hey, there's a little tune going through on...
    HellScyth HellScyth 18-21, M May 14, 2008

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    I Just Hang Up

    I know that many time's when you call like say the doctor's they put you on hold while they look for somthing for you and I can deal with that most time's but I dispise call waiting on your home phone. I have had people call me and as soon as I answer the phone they say, can you...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M Dec 10, 2010

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    Music

    The music is annoying. I just want to put the phone down the minute the music comes on, it's really annoying! ' We all live in a yellow submarine...' I can only take so much!
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Jan 11, 2008

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    Today!!!

    just today, the voice on the phone kept telling me that "Your estimated wait time is about 3 minutes."  I was on hold for thirty-five.  GYAAAAAAAH!
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2007

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    Press1 For English

    Press 1 for english press2 questions 3 for some bumb a ss that wont help you 4 for someother stuge that knows nothing 5 for some one that you cant understand any words they say 0 for starting over press 1 for ops I forgot what i was going to ask 2 for hanging up 3 for if...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2009

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    Hello??!!

    The rare event I DO answer the phone, a pre-recorded message tells me to ''please hold for an important message''...HELLO?...You called me and have the gall to make me hold?..WTF??...Don't think so...Buhbye, *** hat...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F Jul 24, 2008

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    Oh! Yeah!! ...

    Oh! yeah!! there is nothing more annoying than when your calling your phone supplier, or your tv, satilite supplier, they put you on hold, and play rubbish music in your ear,. i hate it!
    welshbabe welshbabe 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2009

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    I Refuse to Hold For Long Periods of Time.

    I mean it.  I will and do hang up when I feel my wait may/has been or could be long.
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2008

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    ARGGH!!!!

    Your call is important to us please continue to hold --- ELEVATOR MUSIC---- Your call is important to us a representative will be with you in just a moment --- ELEVATOR MUSIC---- Your call is important to us please continue to hold --- ELEVATOR MUSIC---- Your call is...
    ThisIsNotBilly ThisIsNotBilly 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 17, 2007

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    I Need a Bigger Package.

    No, I'm not talking about that.  I'm talking about my cell phone being my only means of contact to the companies that put me on hold.  And that includes the government.  If I hang up, I go to the bottom of the pool.  I had to go from 700 minutes...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 7 Responses Oct 26, 2008

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    Call Centre Incompetence

    Our church just bought a projector with a ethernet card. So I tried calling to find how to project with lan. So I phone, and the 1st guy missunderstands me, so he puts me on hold. 5 minutes later, another answers, I explain the situation, he replies "Let me transfer you to...
    DGSteele DGSteele 22-25, M May 26, 2012

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    I Just Hang Up Instead

    My mother is the worst!  It seems that every damn time she calls me, she ends up placing me on hold.   First of all, why is there call-waiting?  If you are talking with someone, then talk with THEM.  If you need or prefer to talk with someone else, then...
    hippieheart hippieheart 41-45, F Feb 8, 2008

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    Those Recorded Phone Greetings Annoy Me

    You know where the first thing that greets your call is a recording, and it says pick 1 for this, pick 2 for that, etc.   I always, always pick the wrong number.  Used to be you could just punch the zero and get a human right off the bat, but that is not guaranteed...
    Debra27 Debra27 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 21, 2009

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    Stuck In My Head

    I always get the cheesy hold music stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Even worse, the song is really good and they pick up too soon. Then I'm like put me back on hold so I can finish the song! Wait, did I just ask to be put on hold? FML
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 15, 2011

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    I Hate Being Put On Hold

    Being put on hold is annoying it takes so long to get through and the stuff one has to listen to is annoying.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Mar 21, 2012

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    I Hate It

        i hate being put on hold . i know that people are like doing a million things but don't put me on hold plz.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 29, 2009

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    I Hate It!

    My damn Dog is missing, and you put me on hold for 20 damn minutes, just to tell me that I called the wrong part of the office, and you can't directed me to the right part! What the hell! I don't want to be put on hold one more damn time today. I am on the verge from tears, and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 10, 2009

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    Is It Just Me

    or does hold music, or talking (saying how much they appreciate your call!) on the phone it's on hold not just want to make you hang up even more? Maybe that's the point of it? Who knows...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M Apr 6, 2008

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