Artificial Idiot

I’m a rarity these days in that I don’t have a cell phone.  The main reason I don’t is because I rarely use my land line.  But of course, the one day I do need to use it, I can’t even get a dial tone.  It’s a problem I’ve been having a lot lately, so I decided to finally tell my phone company.  I logged into their site, but didn’t see any obvious “Report your problem here” button.  I did see, however, their “Ask our virtual assistant for help” button.  So I clicked that and their virtual assistant asked what the problem was and I typed, “I have no dial tone.” The virtual assistant then gave me the phone number to call to report problems.  I again typed, “I have no dial tone,” and it replied with, “You’ve already asked that question, would you like me to repeat the answer?”

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One Response to “Artificial Idiot”

  1. Would you like my cell phone? I could probably do with giving it someone more responsible! PS I have probs with those virtual assistants too. When my printer broke, all they’d tell me was the price of a new one! Not quite what I wanted.

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