That's pretty gruesome, actually. I treasure how quickly our emergency services respond to a call.
That got a laugh, fortunately most emergency services are better than that.
Funny--unless you're the one in the queue!!
Sigh on the phone queue front. And relief that our emergency services ARE quicker to answer. Not necessarily to attend, but quicker to answer.
When I have to make one of those calls I make sure I go to the toilet first and I make a picnic lunch pack to have alongside me.
Joanne; yes, our services are pretty quick off the mark too.joeh; yes they are.fishducky; I hate phone queues, I always search for an email option instead. For emergency services I phone 000, because they're really quick to answer.Elephant's Child; I've found that police answer and attend really quickly, ambulance too. I've never needed to call the fire brigade, but I'd hope they'd be just as speedy. Things like burst water mains are a different matter entirely. SA water should hang its head in shame.Lee; I call first, then go to the toilet, if I'm calling 000. For everything else I search for an email option, send them an enquiry or maybe a complaint and get on with my day. With only a pre-paid mobile available, I just can't afford to be wasting my credit in a queue.
What can I say, very funny but maybe not if you were the one doing the calling.Merle.........
At least the call was in English...
Merle; definitely not funny if you're the one calling.Happy Elf Christine; most emergency services calls are local so they would be in English.
Oh dear - the long phone queue.
I fucking hate how I can no longer pretend I have a rotary phone and stay on hold until I get a person with some of these places.
The phone queue with bad music that loops: that is the worst.