Thursday, November 29, 2007

Notes On A Scan...Conference Call

I know at least several of you have done call-in conference call before. I had one such happening first thing this morning with a client. When you call the 800 number, the same guy asks you to enter your password followed by the # sign.

This is a HUGE company and in the last year, I don’t think I’m exaggerating to say that close to half a million people have heard this message considering the various vendors and clients that they work with. My thought was this- what if you met that guy at a party. The guy who has been punctuating your business calls with # signs on a weekly basis as a pre-recorded message. Or if you were checking out behind him at the grocery store and he was on his cell phone.

I’ve heard that voice so often now, I would be compelled to say something but would probably have misidentified his voice and it would come off as a botched pick-up line. Or who knows? Maybe not botched. I can be pretty fucking charming when Saturn and Mercury are aligned and the moon is in the 6th stage of eclipse. Back to key messages- momma needs a sexy new…oil change. G.L.A.M.O.R.O.U.S.


So@24 said...

MY conference call line is a woman. She sounds British.

I've always imagined that she wanted me. Is that weird?

ToKissTheCook said...

No, I think that if the British find our accents as sexy as we find theirs, she probably does want you.

Kate? Meri? Steph? Want to chime in with an English perspective?