"That's not what you told my screener you wanted to talk about."
Tags:phone, phones, phone call, phone calls, screen, screens, screening, screener, screeners, secretary, secretaries, boss, bosses, office assistant, office assistants, office assistance, assistant, assistance, chat, chats, chatting, talk, talks, talking, office manager, office managers, business call, business calls, caller, callers, deceive, deceives, deceiving, deception, deceptions, lie, lies, lying, liar, liars
"We are experiencing high call volume. Please do not hold."
"I hate calling her—she always picks up."
"It's your husband, Mrs. Thompson. He's come unraveled again."
Tags:reception, receptionist, receptionists, phone, phones, phone call, call, calls, called, calling, caller, callers, unravel, unraveled, unravels, stress, stressed, stress related, drained, married life, wife, wives, overworked, overworking, over-worked, workaholic, work-a-holic, over-working, secretary, secretaries, personal assistant, personal assistants, pa, p a, literal, literally, literal joke, visual, visual gag
"I tried 911. They're only accepting the seventh caller."
Tags:phone, phones, telephone, telephones, call, calls, calling, phone call, phone calls, telephone call, telephone calls, 911, calling 911, 9-1-1, 999, calling 999, 9-9-9, caller, callers, accepting, seventh caller, 7th caller, radio, radio show, radio shows, entertainment, calling in, calling-in, call-in, call in, competition, competitions, contest, contests, operator, operators, calling the police, calling the cops, emergency, emergencies, emergency call, emergency calls
"Hold on, I'm going to conference in my wrist."
Tags:modern life, modern world, modernity, tech, technological, watch, watches, glasses, glass, monitor, gadget, gadgets, futurism, futuristic, conference, conferencing, call, calling, calls, caller, callers, video, video call, tablet, tablets, laptop, laptops, cell, cell phone, cell phones, mobile, mobile phones, smart phone, smart phones, phone, phones, multi task, multi-task, multi tasking, multi-tasking
"I'm sorry – you have the wrong language."
Life Before Caller I.D.
"Mr. Barrington, the sins of your past are on lines one through six."
Tags:management, upper management, big boss, boss, bosses, manager, managers, exec, execs, executive, executives, board, boardroom, chief exec, chief executive, chief executives, board member, fat cat, fat cats, corrupt, corruption, white collar crime, capitalism, capitalist, late stage capitalism, taking advantage, advantage, mounted, mounting, mounted heads, mounted head, on the line, secretary, secretaries, personal assistant, personal assistants, pa, p.a., sins of the past, sins of your past, answer, answers, consequences, retribution, calling, caller, call, calls, callers, phone, phones, phoning in, phone line, telephone, on the telephone, telephone line
"Hello, is this Miss Davis, the nursery-school teacher? This is an obscene phone call, Miss Davis. Ca-ca, poo-poo, tushy, boom-boom..."
"Good news. We're the hundredth caller."
"Huddled masses, line 3."
"Let me get back to you in your order of importance."
"I'd hang up on your right now if I didn't have such an unbelievable rate."