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HEAR the painful (and painfully hilarious) customer service call from hell

The words “needy and clingy ex” come to mind.  Also, maybe the FCC and FTC should consider this call as they investigate the proposed Comcast Time-Warner merger. 

Here’s the explanation of the call from Ryan Block, the journalist that uploaded it:

Please note: this conversation starts about 10 minutes in – by this point my wife and I are both completely flustered by the oppressiveness of the rep.

So! Last week my wife called to disconnect our service with Comcast after we switched to another provider (Astound). We were transferred to cancellations (aka “customer retention”).

The representative (name redacted) continued aggressively repeating his questions, despite the answers given, to the point where my wife became so visibly upset she handed me the phone. Overhearing the conversation, I knew this would not be very fun.

What I did not know is how oppressive this conversation would be. Within just a few minutes the representative had gotten so condescending and unhelpful I felt compelled to record the speakerphone conversation on my other phone.

This recording picks up roughly 10 minutes into the call, whereby she and I have already played along and given a myriad of reasons and explanations as to why we are canceling (which is why I simply stopped answering the rep’s repeated question – it was clear the only sufficient answer was “Okay, please don’t disconnect our service after all.”).

Please forgive the echoing and ratcheting sound, I was screwing together some speaker wires in an empty living room!

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This woman SNAPS at Apple Store

We’ve all seen it: a person acting irrationally angry towards a store employee or restaurant worker, etc.  If you haven’t seen it, then you’re the one doing it. 

This woman has a meltdown at the Apple Store at the Grove shopping center in Los Angeles (which I can tell you from firsthand experience, is a heavily trafficked store, even by Apple Store standards).  I don’t know or care why this woman was so angry, but I genuinely can’t believe any problem with a piece of mobile technology warrants this kind of scene.

P.S. Of all places to have a public tantrum, this woman was dumb enough to have one in a store where literally every single customer and employee is pretty-much guaranteed to be holding a camera to upload the action.