20 September 2008

Phone Call to Pizza Capers

She sounds perky. “Hi! Thanks for calling Pizza Capers! I know what you’re thinking, not one of those annoying computers! But we’ll get through this together.”

M’kaaay.

“For Brisbane, press 1. For the Gold Coast, press 2. For the Sunshine Coast, press 3. To listen to these options again, press 7.”

I panic. I want none of those options. What do I press? Perhaps I press 1 for Brisbane. That’s the closest.

“For Brisbane North, press 1. For Brisbane South, press 2. For Brisbane East, press 3. For Brisbane West, Press 4. Please hold to hear these options again.”

Oh no. Again – none of those options is what I want. I hesitate.

“You have not made a menu selection. For Brisbane North, press 1. For Brisbane South, press 2. For Brisbane East, press 3. For Brisbane West, Press 4. Please hold to hear these options again.”

Perhaps we’ll go with Brisbane West. It’s the closest, I guess.

“For Inner West, press 1...” surely there’s not another menu? “...for Outer West, press 2. For Ipswich, press 3. Please hold to hear these options again. Press ‘star’ to return to a previous menu. Press 7 to return to the main menu.”

Finally, an option I feel safe with. I press 1.

“For Yamanto, press 1. For North Ipswich, press 2. For Redbank Plains, press 3.”

And although I am relieved to make the final selection and press the number that connects me to a real store close to my home, it’s overshadowed by a touch of embarrassment when I see on the BACK of the brochure is a list of all stores with their direct numbers listed.

9 comments:

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

why is it that I am hungry for pizza now?

Tracy P. said...

Ooh, it hasn't been a good week on the telephone, has it? This is why I'm a "phonophobic". And not a recovering one.

Adelaine said...

That sounds exactly like something I would do!!! :) All that hard work for some pizza!!!

Mrs. Tantrum said...

OOOH, Pizza! This is what we are having for dinner tonight for Mr. T's birthday. But since I would do the same thing, I think maybe I will make it from scratch. Dough and all. Or maybe I will go get a thing of the pre-made dough from Trader Joes...Either way somehow I am sure that I will end up embarrassing myself!

Kelly said...

I do stuff like this all.the.time!! That's why I order online!!

Swift Jan said...

Wow! Thanks for the tip about the number being on the back of the brochure! How was it? Been meaning to try it!

Jen said...

I am so laughing with, I promise, not at you at all.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pizza Capers here,

Yes we have an ear the the ground. We couldn't agree more that its can be a little on the annoying side. Shortly though you will be able to get through just by saying the store name. And we should be online.

Thanks for ordering from us.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pizza Capers here,

Yes we have an ear the the ground. We couldn't agree more that its can be a little on the annoying side. Shortly though you will be able to get through just by saying the store name. And we should be online.

Thanks for ordering from us.