Pluggers by Gary Brookins


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  1. Earl  Wash

    Earl Wash said, over 3 years ago

    I tried that yesterday with Microsoft. They kept promising me a service rep who never answered. After 15 minutes I quit trying. I’m about to pull the plug on them.

  2. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    You’re a plugger if you don’t have sense enough to press “O” to “cut to the chase”. Most systems dump you into a Real© live operator’s lap. Hope they’re still women. ¦:– D

  3. DryGrub Willie

    DryGrub Willie said, over 3 years ago

    Oh, us male cube-farmers had some interesting calls, too!

  4. olddog1

    olddog1 said, over 3 years ago

    Don’t you love it when you call about computer or internet access problems and you have to spend 20 minutes listening to Hal’s daughter telling you that you can slove problems by logging on to their website?

  5. Josh Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, over 3 years ago

    @Earl Wash

    Hey, you try getting a service rep from India after what happen over here.

  6. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 3 years ago

    Dial 0. It may not help if the rep doesn’t “do” English, but it’s a step in the right direction.

  7. piloti

    piloti said, over 3 years ago


    Exactly! Comcast kept bugging me to switch my phone service over to them.I replied that if I did, I wouldn’t be able to call them when my TV and internet service went out. They still didn’t get the irony of the situation.

  8. Mikaehl

    Mikaehl said, over 3 years ago

    Well, dialing 0 and all that is great if you have touchtone. not everyone has a touchtone phone. Some folks DO in fact still use Rotary dial.

  9. JRod3787

    JRod3787 said, over 3 years ago

    Pfft, that doesn’t make you a Plugger. That makes you a human.

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 3 years ago

    My wife, the inspiration for this ‘toon, says 0 doesn’t help much and often doesn’t help at all. But she still uses it anyway, just in case.

  11. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    Those old phones let you slam down the reciever to really let them know you are mad. And they don’t break.

  12. Ladyhawk

    Ladyhawk said, over 3 years ago


    Rotary dial – what’s that? ;)

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 3 years ago

    Considering how cheap a phone with buttons, been around since the late 1970’s, can get them. Some comics here have already had children ask, “What is dial up?”

  14. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, over 3 years ago

    “Customer Service” certainly isn’t what it used to be, that’s for sure. And by the way, why do I have to press 2, 3, or whatever behind Spanish in order to talk to someone in English? I live in America, for God’s sake! English is supposed to be our official, national language and yet . . . I still have to make that “choice” whenever I get one of those automated messages at some business I’m trying to call.

  15. Josh Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, over 3 years ago


    What my elders used when I was little. We switch to touch-tone at the turn of the decade…the 1990’s.

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