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  • PHONE BOOTH:   SELF SERVICE PHONE BOOTH  Bring your own cell phone.

  • WRITE-UP:   LANDRY:   I got written up today for not asking a customer to take a survey and not asking the customer to buy an extended warrantee on their widget purchase.

  • SAVE 30%:   CALLER: &bnsp The reason I am calling today is to offer you the opportunity to save 30 percent off our new line of products that glow in the dark.   Sidney I saved 20 percent on my car, 35 percent on my new TV, 50 percent on a new sofa and 35 percent on our new bedroom suite. I don't think I can afford to save anymore.

  • EARLY BIRD:   BIRD:   "The early bird gets the worm."   THE EARLY PHONE CALLER: gets a lot of option numbers before being put on hold and then told to leave their name and number and a brief message. We will return your call within 24 hours. Nine years later they are still waiting for their return call.

  • CONFUSION:   BOSS to ARIEL: I don't understand doing all this paperwork, being required to sign so many papers & still have time to clean restrooms..  BOSS: Well, it is Deliberate Confusion for the sake of Confusion, Business Control, Forced Compliance & Power Grabbing. Do you Understand?   ARIAL: NO!   BOSS: OK. I understand. Here is a copy of our 1,353 page manual on how we make your workplace environment SIMPLE & SAFE. I expect you to have it read by noon tomorrow.

  • CAT CHASING ITS TAIL:   CEO to MORGAN: We are so lucky to live an a era where the minimum wage will soon be 15 dollars an hour.   MORGAN: Yeah. Minimum wage is like a cat chasing its tail. The minimum wage goes up almost as fast as prices.

  • TAKING APPLICATIONS:   AN APPLICANT: Spent hours gathering paperwork and completing the application process for a job. After they submitted the application, the interviewer said, "This application is for a job that will open next up spring."

  • CASHIER:   CASHIER: Are you ready to check out?   CUSTOMER: NO, I plan to live 20 another years.

  • SURVEY:   PHONE RINGS: Hello. The reason I am calling today is to ask if you have completed the survey we sent you.   KADE: Yes. It joined the GREEN REVOLUTION. I put it in the recycle BIN.

  • BANK TELLER:   How may I help you?   PARKER: My credit card has a problem. I went to 10 different stores and their prices burned a hole in it. I need a new one.

  • CASHIER:   Would you like cash back?   CUSTOMER: No. I can't afford cash back.

  • TIME MANAGEMENT:   Clock: How did time management class go today?   Time: OK. But I missed the first half of class because I was LATE.

  • COMPLAINT:   Boss's Secretary: Can I Help you?   Employee : I have a Complaint. I would like to see the Boss.   Boss's Secretary: Complaints are always welcome, but the result is usually about the same as an ANT trying to step on an ELEPHANT.

  • LONG LINES:   Ever notice that there seems to be long lines at some stores with self-checkout machines. Could it be caused by FORCED COMPLIANCE to get one to use a Self Checkout Machine?

  • ANSWERING MACHINE:   Hello: I'm either away from my desk or on the other line. If you will leave your name and number, I will return your call sometime this YEAR!

  • OPEN DOOR POLICY:   Worker: What does open door policy mean?   CEO:  It means you are welcome to come in and complain anytime and then LEAVE. Be sure to close the door behind you.

  • WIDGET:   Customer: I'd like one widget please.   Sales REP: One widget with everything on it. Coming right up! Oh, by the way, do you have a truck?   Customer: Yes. Why do you ask?   Sales REP: Because you will need it to haul away all of the privacy notices, All possible upgrades, Service Fees and Disclaimers.

  • FINANCIAL ADVICE:   Adviser: My best advice is to invest in DEBT because there is plenty for everyone, and it is growing like a WEED.

  • PRODUCTS: Too bad your products don’t last as long as your price tags.

  • EMPLOYMENT OFFICE: What kind of “minimum wage job” are your looking for.

  • COMPETITION: Clerk: Our competition is taking a lot of our market share! Owner: Well just patent our products and get a law passed so they can’t sell their products legally.

  • BUTTON: Button Manufacturer is charged with selling a BUTTON and failing to furnish a 143 page instruction manual on how to push their button.   ★ Pun intended.

  • SURVEY: Take our Survey and Get your mailbox flooded with junk mail!

  • BAD NEWS: Your Privacy Notice has been HACKED!

  • SURVEY:On a scale of |1 - 10| How Likely are you to Recommend Your Debt Collector?



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