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If anyone is wondering how the washing machine repairman thing played out, it played out with soapy water all over the basement floor the first time I (being apparently the first to the punch) did a load of laundry. So I called maintenance, and had this conversation:

Phone Drone: May I have a number where you can be reached?
Squid: Sure. Five five five....
(interminable pause)
Squid: ... got that?
Phone Drone: I'm sorry, what?
Squid: Five five five.
Phone Drone: All I'm hearing is 'five five five'.
Squid: Sorry, I was waiting for you to acknowledge that you had that before I continued.
(interminable pause)
Squid: ... the rest is five five five, five five five five.¹
Phone Drone: Okay!


Initially I thought this must be some kind of weird culture clash thing, but on further consideration, fuck that. I have been reciting long numbers and other, frequently arbitrary lists of things to an enormous roster of professional phone-answerers every day of my work week for two years now, and nothing like this has ever happened to me. This person is either new and stupid, or experienced and extraordinarily stupid, and deserves to be mocked via the internet, forever.

¹ Don't interpret this as permission to phone me.

Date: 2009-02-19 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hey, we left the Falkland Islands last night. I don't remember my password. Tomorrow we'll arrive at Antarctica, and will be spending the next four days navigating the glaciers and fjords. I've just found out our ship's bow camera is uploaded as a webcam, so you can go to http://www.princess.com/bridgecams/tp/star_bridgecam.html to watch our progress. Pass it on!

-Keeps