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freshprinceofthefayz:


fangpants:

best part is that it’s even scarier when they lift the cup and nothing is there and they think it got out

i think you need a nap satan

freshprinceofthefayz:

fangpants:

best part is that it’s even scarier when they lift the cup and nothing is there and they think it got out

i think you need a nap satan

"Please note: this conversation starts about 10 minutes in — by this point my wife and I are both completely flustered by the oppressiveness of the rep.

So! Last week my wife called to disconnect our service with Comcast after we switched to another provider (Astound). We were transferred to cancellations (aka “customer retention”).

The representative (name redacted) continued aggressively repeating his questions, despite the answers given, to the point where my wife became so visibly upset she handed me the phone. Overhearing the conversation, I knew this would not be very fun.

What I did not know is how oppressive this conversation would be. Within just a few minutes the representative had gotten so condescending and unhelpful I felt compelled to record the speakerphone conversation on my other phone.

This recording picks up roughly 10 minutes into the call, whereby she and I have already played along and given a myriad of reasons and explanations as to why we are canceling (which is why I simply stopped answering the rep’s repeated question — it was clear the only sufficient answer was “Okay, please don’t disconnect our service after all.”).

Please forgive the echoing and ratcheting sound, I was screwing together some speaker wires in an empty living room!” - Ryan.Block

This whole thing smells like a hoax to me.

I’ve been on the phone with phone, cable, internet, credit card, and myriad other companies and I can assure you that no telephone operator has ever held me on the line this long. Ever. It’s a waste of their time. …and yes, you do have to return their equipment in person. It’s stupid, but thems the rules.

PLUS…  Telephone conversations are “recorded for quality assurance”.

Other things bother me about this call…

  • Block strings this guy along rather than finding ways to end the call. Any normal person would have asked for a supervisor by now.
  • The representative is emotional and stumbling through the conversation. No representative I’ve ever talked with was that emotionally invested in our conversation.
  • And why is he recording this in the first place?

UPDATE: Since writing this story, Comcast announced an apology to Ryan Block, who claims to be an AOL VP,  for the representative’s aggressiveness. There’s no further information available about the fate of the operator. Apparently, Comcast isn’t contesting the validity of the call. I imagine it would be a public relations nightmare to do so.

The bottom line is that I still don’t have enough information to remove doubt. Even if the call is real, the fact remains that Block used the representative for his own private game which, to me, puts as much of the responsibility on him. I’m not defending Comcast. They and Verizon have all but created a monopoly in the market. Sure, there’s TWC and a few other small companies. But the biggest share is Comcast and Verizon.

In the big scheme of things, this is just light entertainment for me.

What do you guys think? Is that call real? Fake?

Do you even care?

thegayduck:

lucifer-who:

ghdos:

I wish I had known about this when we had all that fucking snow this winter.

#do you wanna stab a snowman #it doesn’t have to be a snowman

#it doesn’t have to be a snowman

The water in the balloon is probably gonna freeze, so you’ll need to add something with a lower freezing point, like alcohol.
Common isopropyl alcohol will do. There’s no need to waste your parents’ $50 bottle of Grey Goose. :P  SCIENCE!

(Source: tastefullyoffensive)

jaydenw:

Here’s a fun april fools day prank you can do. Sneak into my room and place thousands of dollars everywhere. Just on everything. Cover my things with an insane amount of money. Make it a real hassle to clean up. The more money the better the prank.

Yes. This!

laughingsquid:

Pranksters Sweep Strangers Off Their Feet & Greet Them With a Kiss

Now class… Can anyone tell me what’s wrong with this video?

…Anyone?

Aside from the apparent fact that these college kids probably all know one another, this video perpetuates the idea that men can just grab whichever woman he wants.

One guy passes one of the young women to his friend. The message is clear.

And finally, they tell you to check out the video of them kissing random girls.

  • Let me now throw another wrench into the system…

When one of the guys attempts to pick up another guy, his friend says, “That’s weird, dude.” Well, if you find it weird, why do it? - Can you say “Homophobia”?

I’m sure these two gentlemen are perfectly nice guys, but they’re acting like boneheads. They’ve probably been told all their lives that they’re cute/handsome/sexy whatever, and think they are desirable enough to grab/touch anyone they want. Now suppose if a couple of Latinos tried this. How about two Black men?

Or… What if the men who made this video weren’t as acceptably good looking as these two?

Just askin’.