Yesterday I received one of those annoying computer-generated phone calls. Of course I didn’t know that’s what it was when I answered so I foolishly said, "Hello."
Apparently that’s just not right.
Techno-voice perkily advised me, "That was an invalid response. To talk t-"
This irritated me greatly. Since when is a proper greeting invalid?
Does this sort of thing really work? Will enough people be intrigued to-–presumably-—press #1? Are we so careless, or curious, that we fall for this?
I hung up right then and there. I may never know where I went wrong and how to make amends.
But I must confess, I am curious.