Tags:elevator, elevators, lift, lifts, operator, operators, full, crowded, too full, waiting, winter, wintertime, fashion, winter clothing, winter clothes, winter jacket, winter coat, winter jackets, winter coats, winter gear, parka, parkas, bulky, heavy, awkward, down jacket, down jackets, inconvenient, season, seasons, seasonal, weather, passenger, passengers, limited space, modern life, problem, problems
"I'll check and see if he's available."
Tags:receptionist, receptionists, secretary, secretaries, operator, operators, phone operator, phone operators, office manager, office managers, gatekeeper, gatekeepers, ouija board, ouija boars, ouija, spirit, spirits, ghost, ghosts, talking to the dead, dead, death, executive assistant, executive assistants, assistant, assistants, administrative assistant, administrative assistants, office life, office culture, office, offices, unavailable, hold my calls, avoid, avoiding, avoidance, call screener, call screening
"Sorry. I think I just pressed 'shuffle.' "
Tags:shuffle, shuffles, jukebox, jukeboxes, smartphone, smartphones, smart device, smart devices, mp3 player, mp3 players, mp3, mp3s, elevator, elevators, elevator operator, elevator operators, lift, lifts, operator, operators, careless, carelessness, accident, accidents, accidental, incompetent, incompetence, wrong button, wrong buttons, faux pas
"I'm sorry, sir, but if you weren't wearing clean underwear we automatically deny your claim."
Tags:medical, denied, deny, denies, claim, claims, insurance, void, voided, voids, loop hole, loop holes, loop-hole, loop-holes, loophole, loopholes, insured, insurances, medical insurance, operator, call centre, call center, accident, accidents, underwear, dodge, dodged, legal, legality, fine print, fineprint, health insurance, health, accidental, doctor, doctors, hospital, hospitals, bureaucrat, bureaucracy, bureaucratic, phone, phones, enquiry, inquire
"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
"Operator, get me my hair!"
"I hope you don't think that music while I waited soothed me."
Tags:on hold, hold, hold the line, please hold, left on hold, wait, waiting, hold music, music, musical, soothe, soothing, calm, calming, calm down, cell, cells, cellphone, cell phone, cell phones, cellphones, mobile, mobiles, mobile phone, mobile phones, phone, phones, telephone, operator, operators, muzak, long wait, please wait, waiting room, patience, impatient, patient
"Operator, I'd like to make a person-to-person call, and I'd like to reverse the roles."
"Sorry, Ma'am. Down only."
Tags:pun, puns, visual pun, coat, coats, down, down coat, jacket, jackets, down jacket, down jackets, fur coat, fur, fur coats, fur jacket, fur jackets, elevator, elevators, lift, lifts, going down, going up, down-coated, fur-coat, down-coat, feather, feathers, duck, geese, ducks, goose, porter, porters, operator
"To speak to an operator, go back in time to 1965."
Tags:operator, operators, operate, operates, operating, operated, history, behind the times, old-fashioned, telephone, telephones, telephone line, telephone lines, connect, connected, connects, connection, connections, connecting, dated, outdated, speak, speaks, spoke, modern time, modern era, modern days, modern age
"We are experiencing unusually high call volumes. Your estimated wait time is twenty minutes."
Tags:beach, beaches, sea shell, sea shells, shell, shells, customer service, customer services, call centre, call centres, busy, busier, wait, waiting, wait time, waits, waited, wait times, call centre operator, call centre operators, operator, operators, call centre advisor, call centre advisors, patient, patience, impatient, impatience, listening to the shells, sound of the oceans, crowded ocean, crowded oceans
"I only appear to be goofing off. In actuality I'm an operator and I'm standing by."