The other day received a phone call from the 210 area code. A number I didn’t recognize, but I took the call anyway.
The girl introduced herself as Gracie (didn’t catch the last name) with Healthcare Services.
We exchanged pleasantries. “How is your day going?”
“Fine and how is yours”?
Then she launches into how she would like to help me save some money on my health insurance. Of course she was talking so fast, never taking a breath that I couldn’t explain to her that I have everything taken care of – As we just renewed our policy last month.
Then she said, “you are younger than 65 years of age, aren’t you”?
To which I said “no I’m 96”.
Then she said “You…..Do…..Not…..Qualify……for…..our……..Program”.
The phone went mostly silent, with only that computer tic tic tic sound in the background when it’s searching for an answer. That was the first time that I realized I wasn’t talking to a real live Gracie.
Before I could even ask her if there was anyway I could get her to reconsider, she had hung up and was forever gone.
This technology and virtual reality stuff is really getting out of hand. One day it will be impossible to know – “If It’s Live or If It’s Memorex”
If you are younger than 40, you probably have no idea what that last part meant.