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The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom for January 22, 2019

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    Argythree  10 months ago

    Sounds familiar…

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    enigmamz  10 months ago

    Should’ve called the Senator instead.

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    Z51 Premium Member 10 months ago

    And Marty, Can you verify your address, age, phone number AND employee number and can you have somebody verify that? THEY HUNG UP!!

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    AlanM  10 months ago

    I hate that.It happens to me all the time.

    I also don’t understand why medical forms have a math test on them.

    Today’s date:

    Your DOB:

    Your age:

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    cubswin2016  10 months ago

    Someone must be deaf.

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    dwayne1943  10 months ago

    Grrrr, happens to me too ! Or, the rep you’re talking to can’t handle your problem, and transfers your call to someone who presumably CAN. The new rep has to have you repeat everything AGAIN. They have no clue what you just told the last rep.

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    Michael G  10 months ago

    It’s Tuesday, Brutus! Why should things go differently for you today?

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    flemmingo  10 months ago

    Directv says at the beginning by recording that they have your phone number. Then when you finally get someone, they ask what is your phone number?

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    William Bednar Premium Member 10 months ago

    Been there, done that. Very frustrating.

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    lesliematyas  10 months ago

    I know, you have to give them your number to get hooked up to a person , who then asks for your num,ber…..why in the first place?drives me crazy with the idiocy of these companies

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    dv1093  10 months ago

    This is not the Born Loser, this is everyone.

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    namleht  10 months ago

    Well yea you have to repeat…legal & security concerns keep us from capturing but the account type tells the system where to route the call. So if you are willing to pay 5 times as much for our products…we can have a person waiting on your every call…

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    HappyDog Premium Member 10 months ago

    The one I really like is after talking to a rep and giving him/her all the details, they say they are transferring my call to a specialist. And I hear them pushing buttons and then on-hold music, and then “click, click”. And then after a few seconds, a woman’s voice is heard, “If you would like to make a call, please hang up and then dial the number.” … CLICK

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    Grumpy Old Man  10 months ago

    True and frustrating

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    prabbit237  10 months ago

    I forget which carrier it is (but I’m thinking AT&T) that has on their IVR (Interactive Voice Response aka automated menu) the following:

    blah-blah And in what state is the service located? For example, if it’s in Ohio, please say “Ohio.” blah-blah

    (That is pretty much an exact quote. I had to call them quite often for the company I worked for in regards to phone issues, etc as we were the IT/Help desk for a lot of businesses.)

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    Leojim  10 months ago

    I always try pounding on 0 first. That used to work quite often but they’re onto to it now.

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