Theatre Nerds Create On-Hold Soaps
September 25, 2007 10:59 AM   Subscribe

Ever notice that while you're on hold, the cord begins to look remarkably like a noose? After hours of irritating recorded jingles, scratchy classical music and monotonous sales pitches, I found these creative hold messages quite refreshing. Our retail business will get a few on hold clips rolling next week. Hey, it's better than listening to Bob in accounting.
posted by NewIQ (18 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: dumb site, probably a self-link -- mathowie



 
Um, sorry for not giving you the benefit of the doubt, but are you getting paid for posting this? Pretty thin Pepsi Gruel otherwise.
posted by nasreddin at 11:05 AM on September 25, 2007


yeah, this looks dodgy.
posted by gaspode at 11:08 AM on September 25, 2007


whoa, sorry. not paid, just pretty cool imho. I'll be more careful next time.
posted by NewIQ at 11:09 AM on September 25, 2007


Hm.

Cutesy on-hold recordings are the 15th level of hell. Want to irritate me, your customer, less? Answer the damn phone with a living, breathing person.
posted by jamaro at 11:11 AM on September 25, 2007


I'm pretty sure this is a self-link.
posted by fandango_matt at 11:11 AM on September 25, 2007


That was worse than being on hold with Sprint.
posted by eperker at 11:11 AM on September 25, 2007


flag flag flaggity flag. These are awful.
posted by misha at 11:13 AM on September 25, 2007


I smell shite.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 11:13 AM on September 25, 2007


Yeah, it's a self-link.

NewIQ's website links to a company whose client/partner is the subject of the FPP. NewIQ has also deleted his website from his profile to try to hide this link.
posted by fandango_matt at 11:15 AM on September 25, 2007


I hate SEO people so hard
posted by neustile at 11:16 AM on September 25, 2007 [2 favorites]


I actually kinda like the whole porn-groove smooth jazz on hold music thing. It makes me think they expect me to slip into something more comfortable before I talk to Arjun from Bangladesh.
posted by nasreddin at 11:16 AM on September 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


better luck next time LinkNinja!
posted by ClanvidHorse at 11:17 AM on September 25, 2007


Ever notice that while you're on hold, the cord begins to look remarkably like a noose?

Ever notice how some sales people seem to start their pitch with a slightly amusing rhetorical question? And how it never really works, if the bullshit smells strong enough?
posted by billysumday at 11:18 AM on September 25, 2007


Speaking of pitches, NewIQ, hold on--in just a few minutes you will be skewered with pitchforks and lambasted with a banhammer, but in the meantime, we appreciate your patience.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:20 AM on September 25, 2007


Thank you for whoring. Please hold.
posted by fandango_matt at 11:21 AM on September 25, 2007 [4 favorites]


Hah, and now he's frantically editing his blog to remove his partner links. So...un-ninja-like.
posted by jamaro at 11:22 AM on September 25, 2007


haha, sorry guys...it's been real.
posted by NewIQ at 11:25 AM on September 25, 2007 [2 favorites]


* click *
posted by yhbc at 11:25 AM on September 25, 2007 [3 favorites]


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