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31 March 2009 @ 08:17 pm
Junk Call Blowoff  
As I settled in after coming home from work, the phone rang. I picked it up, and:

Robot Voice: This is an important announcement about your automobile warranty. This is your final courtesy call before your vehicle is reclassified....

(The robot apparently has a different definition of "final" that us meatbrains, inasmuch as this is approximately the two hundredth such call I have received.)

Robot Voice, continued: Please press "1" to be connected to a customer service representative.

An idea occurs to me, and I press "1". Apparently, this does mean the same thing to robots and meatbrains, since it works as advertised.

Customer Service Drone: Please state the name and model year of your vehicle.

Me: 1990 Trabant.



Would you believe that he hung up on me?



 
 
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Zevzsero on April 1st, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
I keep getting these too, even though I haven't owned a car since 1997, and I've never had a car registered in my name in the USA.
FilkerDavefilkerdave on April 1st, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
I can't believe it!

I mean, the Trabi was in production until 1991!
hms42 on April 1st, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
I have to try that with my 1997 Saturn.
madfilkentist: Carl2madfilkentist on April 1st, 2009 10:14 am (UTC)
There are a bunch of such operations, with mailing addresses almost invariably near St. Louis. I haven't gotten calls from them, but have gotten mail with several different addresses and phone numbers. I've written about it here and here.