Day 3631: On hold

Yesterday, while I was on hold waiting to talk to a human being at the U.S. Social Security Administration, I tweeted this:

Because I can’t put my life and work on hold, I had to hang up several times throughout the day, losing my place in the “on hold” Social Security line. When I did finally reach a human being, I almost wished I was still on hold. That person couldn’t put their impatience with my questions on hold and I couldn’t put my negative reactions to that on hold. Let’s just say I didn’t feel any social security from that social interaction after being on hold.

In other on-hold news, our shower repair/remodel is on hold again as I await the delivery of a different tile sample, suggested by my ex-sister-in-law Deborah. That project has been on hold on and off for eighteen months, so I guess a little more on hold won’t hurt anybody.

If any of you feel like you’ve been put on hold waiting for the rest of today’s images, here they are.

Perhaps the Daily Bitch needs to put her solution for happiness on hold.

Here’s what I find when I search YouTube for “on hold.”

My gratitude for thoughtful and caring people is never on hold, so thanks to you for reading this “on hold” post.

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12 thoughts on “Day 3631: On hold

  1. I hope you find the answers you need, Ann.

  2. Debbie T

    Those long holds can be so frustrating! And then if they can’t really help you, ouch!

  3. Once I had to call Rutgers University for something and this was the hold music. I was disappointed when a person finally answered.

  4. Oh, I just set the phone down and turn the volume down on speaker and go about my business. Sometimes hitting 0 helps with a telephone tree, too, but…ugh. And with Social Security, you likely NEED the answer to your question. I can’t believe nobody ever died for dear old Rutgers, though…

  5. like your reader above, I usually put it on speaker and keep doing what I need to do, take it with me as I go about my day.

  6. I wish I could remember which company had the loveliest hold music which was classical music. Very enjoyable. I love your bathtub. Growing up, my best friend’s family had very long claw foot bathtubs (2) that I just loved. Nice and deep.

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