12/30/2005

The fourth circle of insurance Hell

All agents are busy. If you would like to leave a message for an agent, please press "two." If you would like to continue holding, please stay on the line... All agents are busy. If you would like to leave a message for an agent, please press "two." If you would like to continue holding, please stay on the line... [ring, ring] "Good afternoon, Marginally Helpful Insurance, this is Annoylingly Perky Customer Service Representative, how may I help you?" "I'm calling to follow up on claim number [nineteen digit claim number, which I have now committed to memory because of how many times I've had to repeat it since December 13.] I need to find out the status of the report from your insured." "According to the computer, we are still waiting to get a statement from the policyholder." "OK, what can we do to move the process along? I got my appraisal yesterday, so I took the car to the body shop this morning so they could order the parts they need to do the repair. I need to get a rental car." "Alrighty, I can call him right now and try to get a statement from him. Would you like me to do that?" Sigh. Yeah, that might be good. What button do I push on the automated system for "if you would like to give somebody a size 8 spectator pump to the ass"?

1 Comments:

Blogger MP said...

No fun. Hope it gets worked out soon.

1/05/2006 8:54 PM  

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