I'm just providing a means for them to communicate. And I am dripping with sweat from the barn-raising. SAMUEL: If our religion did not forbid the use of electricity, I would ask thee to a movie.
Plus the first hundred callers each day get a free quart of Pennsylvania Dutch German potato salad." Stoltzfus provided the following partial transcript of a typical Amish Phone Chat call: REBECCA: I am Rebecca. REBECCA: I, too, am moist, Samuel - from the day's plowing. REBECCA: Forgive me, Samuel - I keep thinking of how you'd look without your big black hat on.
At one point "Farah" began addressing Williams as "maam," even though he is a man. Here was our experience: To Ravinder's credit, he did answer my question, though not without trying to give me a canned answer first. (We contacted Amazon for comment but did not immediately hear back.) But still, dealing with Amazon felt like the opposite of dealing with Zappos (the shoe and apparel company owned by Amazon). How can I help you today Me: Someone created an account using my gmail account but with a "." in it. Chris Williams farah: May I know the account holder please.. Im so sorry for taking a long time to wait on this okay..? Me:noi don't need you to reset my password farah: OH OKAY.. Me:i need you to delete this "ct.willi [email protected]" account because it is not mine.please don't change my password. Here's a sample: Me: i need you to delete this "ct.willi [email protected]" account because it is not mine.please don't change my password. I asked a customer support chatter for a job at Zappos, too, and "Margret" told us, "We are all about the sunshine here in Vegas! You can go on our site at the bottom of the page and apply for a job through Jobvite." Although "Margret" began her chat with a piece of script, she obviously veered off into unscripted, plain-spoken English, fairly quickly. Here's Williams' Amazon transcript: You are now connected to farah from Me: Hello. This is still associate with my email address and is not my account. Me: Account holder is Chris Williams farah:your first and last name plese Me: First = Chris Last = Williams farah:okay let me check this out for you okay? ctwilli [email protected] is your account am I correct on this? So Williams contacted Amazon's customer support team through its live chat function, to ask Amazon to block an email address that appeared to be associated with his real address. I got mis information in here.let me handle this for you.. Me:can you delete the account "ct.willi [email protected]" or not? farah:one moment please let me check it further for you.. NOT SURE WHAT YOUR DEFINITION OF A MOMENT IS BUT THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A LONG TIME AND YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE DOING. Unfortunately, the Amazon worker on the other end of the chat appeared to not understand English. In the end, Williams became so angry he posted the entire chat transcript online (see below). farah:okay..please give me another moment again..okay? Me:you understand the problem i am having or is this a lost cause? The caller has the option to listen only to local callers, or to everyone who is live on the system.
As soon as a greeting is played, the caller is prompted to press 1 to connect live with that person, 2 to send her a recorded message or 3 to skip this person and listen to the next person's greeting.PHILADELPHIA, June 9— A company that specialized in collecting debts for calls to telephone-sex lines extorted more than million by threatening to inform spouses and employers about clients' debts for the calls, Federal prosecutors said today at a news conference.Some victims said they had never called the sex services but had paid the collection agency to avoid embarrassment, according to complaints made to state and Federal authorities.Williams told Hacker News he spent nearly an hour with "Farah," trying to explain the problem. In an effort to see whether Amazon chat support is really that bad, Business Insider engaged an Amazon worker in a chat this morning under the pretext of seeking a job at Amazon. can you please just let me know if this is a problem you can help resolve? For your protection, do not respond to it, and do not open any attachments or click any links it contains okay? At no point did "Farah" show any understanding of what Williams wanted: She variously suggested deleting his email account, resetting his password, and offering to delete his account for him. It turns out that some Amazon chat support workers are based in India, and they are responding to customers by cutting and pasting pre-written scripts. my actual account is ctwilli [email protected] other account was created using ct.willi [email protected] it is some sort of phishing attempt but I don't want this account associate with my email.hello? Im just here.before we proceed let me check your account for security purposes okay? my real account is ctwilli [email protected] ct.willi [email protected] i had to password reset in order to get this account. Il reset your password.check the link on it.you can have your new password okay? The phone systems will usually allow users hear a chatline greeting example so the caller can get an idea of what he is expected to say.