A friend at work has spent the last few minutes raging against the stupidity of a flyer he received urging him to get Verizon FiOs. The flyer tells him that he needs to sign up for a three-year-contract and the first year of the contract is only $84.95 a month. "What will it cost for the second and third years?" he wants to know. He'll have to call an 800 number to find out.
That's when it hit me.
They're not 800 numbers.
They're Wait-hundred numbers.
Dial Wait wait wait and so on. Recorded messages and phone trees are standing by.