OK, so I need to rant briefly, and I am going to precede this with a warning – I am going to probably annoy a load of Americans. The phone systems in this country drive me crazy. I am here in Utah and I am dialing Utah numbers, 801 to 801. Yesterday I called a customer and I skipped the 801, I get a message telling me that long distance charges apply so hang up and try again. So I hang up and add 1-801 to the front. I then get another message telling me that the 1 is unnecessary, to hang up and try again. I DON’T CARE – just put through my call as you obviously know where my call is going to end up. So, this afternoon I need to call another Utah customer, 801 to 801. So, I learn from yesterday and dial 801 – that damn woman tells me this is a long distance call and to add a 1. Aaaargh. Why on earth is the phone system so stupid that it can know where my call is going but can’t just route it? And why on earth do we all put up with it?
A whilst I am on the subject – the concept of having to pay for someone to call me on my cell! Wow, that was a new one on me too. And after all that, phone service here is so expensive. Anyway, I live here and I love it here so I’ll just put up with it I guess.