Your Expected Wait Time

I know you’ve experienced this as well.  You call into a company’s customer service line, and after you press or speak through 30 different menus, you finally get to the holding cue.  And then you hear this, “Your call is very important to us.  All of our representatives are currently assisting other customers.  Your expected wait time to talk to a representative is ____.”

Can you imagine what this would be like under Obamacare?  “Your expected wait time to speak to an appointment representative is two year, 45 days, 6 hours, and 22 minutes.”   Of course it will actually take longer, because hi, it’s the government.  Then you finally get through and the appoinment rep says, “your health is very important to us.  Unfortunately all of our doctors are busy assisting other patients.  Your expected wait time to see your doctor is 22 years, 3 month, 4 days, and 22 minutes.  Would a Wednesday or Thursday be better for you?  Oh you need an annual check up?  I’m sorry this is the line for bi-annual check ups.  You’ll have to hang up and call 1800ICare4U.”  Then the process starts all over.

Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it?

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