Mr. Roboto

phoneFor the past couple of days I've been having issues with my Rogers Internet connection. You might know what I'm talking about because I hear it's effecting the entire GTA. Some domains are not available, others are sporadically available, it's a crapshoot.

Calling Rogers means having to talk to that robot for a while. He peppers questions at me and I answer. Why am I calling, what's it about, what's my home phone number... I keep thinking of Kramer saying "Why don't you just tell me the name of the movie you'd like to see."

I hate jumping through those hoops just to get a human being on the line. I miss the good old days when you called a toll free number, chose the English stream and spoke to someone about your problem.

Those days, it seems, are long gone.

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Everything in life can always come back to an episode of Seinfeld.

Whenever I think of the automated voice mail tree, I always do the Kramer, "why don't you just tell me which movie you want to see...".

Have to admit that having moved to a non-Rogers area, I don't miss that guy. Cogeco isn't much better, but not nearly as annoying as Mr. Rogers (not the real guy in the blue suit though... I like him).

"Okay, now that I know who you are, why don't you tell me what you're calling about."

"Okay, I think you said, 'internet connection'. Is that right?"

"Okay, great."

December 22, 2006 @ 3:05 PM

Mike Boon

The blue cardigan wearing Mr. Rogers is all good.

I wonder if there's a magic word you can say to go straight into the queue?

December 22, 2006 @ 3:28 PM


I was thinking of the powder blue Ted who turns up at every Jays season-opener and sort of stands out.

Zip-up cardigan Mr. Rogers was good too...

December 23, 2006 @ 7:46 AM

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