I just made someone at my bank have a good laugh. I just called them up and there’s this automated voice that says “Please state the reason for your call” and no matter how many times I said the reason it wouldn’t understand me, so finally I just shouted down the phone, “I WANT TO SPEAK TO A FUCKING HUMAN BEING!” and that one bloody well accepted and a few seconds later this laughing man answered the phone saying, “I hear you want to speak to a human being?”
Oh man, don’t get me started on voice response systems. I call banks a lot as part of my job and the systems where you have to talk are the worst. Go back to the push button system, please! It’s so much easier to just ‘press 1, press 2,’, etc, than to try to get the system to understand what I’m saying sometimes.