Monday, 30 July 2007

I just called to say . . .

An hour and a quarter just to be shown how a phone works!

We're having a new VOIP system installed at work this week and we've all had to have 'training' in readiness. Now call me old fashioned, but I reckon a phone is just for picking up and talking to people . . . simple. Well, not if you use one of these jobbies.

Why do I need 99 quick dial numbers (I don't know 99 people!)?
Why do I need a built-in in-house directory with thousands of numbers?
Why do I need to know who's calling me when I've got to answer anyway?
Why does the caller need to listen to a tune if I'm transferring them?
Why do we need 30 ring tones? I can't wait for the cacophony.

Phones are just a nuisance anyway - people keep interrupting me!!!!!

Now don't get me started on mobiles . . .

4 comments:

Paul said...

Nice pictures and good to see you on what I found a much better format.

Ruby in Bury said...

The place I used to work had music on hold, and what the people on the other end didn't know was that you could still hear them perfectly, even though they had you shut out with music to listen to. It was great fun. Especially when people sang along.

I always make sure I keep really quiet whenever I'm on hold now, just in case!!

picklesmum said...

I would't be without caller id now. I need to know who i am going to talk to without it being a nasty surprise. You don't HAVE to answer it if you don't want to.

Fegrig said...

grumpy old men unite, right behind you brother!