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'Nurse, has the staff been eating in pre-op again? There's mayonnaise on the scalpel.'
"I only appear to be goofing off. In actuality I'm an operator and I'm standing by."
"I'm sorry, sir, but if you weren't wearing clean underwear we automatically deny your claim."
Tags:medical, denied, deny, denies, claim, claims, insurance, void, voided, voids, loop hole, loop holes, loop-hole, loop-holes, loophole, loopholes, insured, insurances, medical insurance, operator, call centre, call center, accident, accidents, underwear, dodge, dodged, legal, legality, fine print, fineprint, health insurance, health, accidental, doctor, doctors, hospital, hospitals, bureaucrat, bureaucracy, bureaucratic, phone, phones, enquiry, inquire
'Doctor, I don't think the five-second rule applies to transplant organs.'
Crane operator Jimmy Morrison liked to break in new guys by giving them what he called a 'sky wedgie.'
"I hope you don't think that music while I waited soothed me."
Tags:on hold, hold, hold the line, please hold, left on hold, wait, waiting, hold music, music, musical, soothe, soothing, calm, calming, calm down, cell, cells, cellphone, cell phone, cell phones, cellphones, mobile, mobiles, mobile phone, mobile phones, phone, phones, telephone, operator, operators, muzak, long wait, please wait, waiting room, patience, impatient, patient
'All our operators are busy with customers who don't have an eternity to wait.'
"I tried 911. They're only accepting the seventh caller."
Tags:phone, phones, telephone, telephones, call, calls, calling, phone call, phone calls, telephone call, telephone calls, 911, calling 911, 9-1-1, 999, calling 999, 9-9-9, caller, callers, accepting, seventh caller, 7th caller, radio, radio show, radio shows, entertainment, calling in, calling-in, call-in, call in, competition, competitions, contest, contests, operator, operators, calling the police, calling the cops, emergency, emergencies, emergency call, emergency calls
"Operator, get me my hair!"
'No, sorry. You've reached Dragons. Payroll is on extension 4702. Shall I put you through?'
"Here is the campaign strategy and here are the after-the-fact excuses."
Tags:campaign, campaings, strategies, elections, politician, politicians, strategy, consultant, election, politics, politics, law, order, history, campaign, office, candidate, media, political, advertising, electoral, republican, democrat, vote, voter, operative, operator, campaigner, spin doctor, spin doctors, publicist, publicists
"Operator, I'd like to make a person-to-person call, and I'd like to reverse the roles."
'The bull's still alive and well, Mr. Fillimond, unfortunately he's not grazing in your field.'
"I'll check and see if he's available."
Tags:receptionist, receptionists, secretary, secretaries, operator, operators, phone operator, phone operators, office manager, office managers, gatekeeper, gatekeepers, ouija board, ouija boars, ouija, spirit, spirits, ghost, ghosts, talking to the dead, dead, death, executive assistant, executive assistants, assistant, assistants, administrative assistant, administrative assistants, office life, office culture, office, offices, unavailable, hold my calls, avoid, avoiding, avoidance, call screener, call screening
"Sorry. I think I just pressed 'shuffle.' "
Tags:shuffle, shuffles, jukebox, jukeboxes, smartphone, smartphones, smart device, smart devices, mp3 player, mp3 players, mp3, mp3s, elevator, elevators, elevator operator, elevator operators, lift, lifts, operator, operators, careless, carelessness, accident, accidents, accidental, incompetent, incompetence, wrong button, wrong buttons, faux pas
'Your call is important to us but so are our mocha lattes. Stay on the line. We will be with you shortly.'
"Sorry, Ma'am. Down only."
Tags:pun, puns, visual pun, coat, coats, down, down coat, jacket, jackets, down jacket, down jackets, fur coat, fur, fur coats, fur jacket, fur jackets, elevator, elevators, lift, lifts, going down, going up, down-coated, fur-coat, down-coat, feather, feathers, duck, geese, ducks, goose, porter, porters, operator
Tags:elevator, elevators, lift, lifts, operator, operators, full, crowded, too full, waiting, winter, wintertime, fashion, winter clothing, winter clothes, winter jacket, winter coat, winter jackets, winter coats, winter gear, parka, parkas, bulky, heavy, awkward, down jacket, down jackets, inconvenient, season, seasons, seasonal, weather, passenger, passengers, limited space, modern life, problem, problems
"We are currently experiencing high call volumes..."
Tags:call centre, call center, call centres, call centers, phone operator, phone operators, telesales, helpline, helplines, call line, hold, customer service, customer services, volume, calls, phone, operator, requests, answer message, automated, ears, telesales, telephone, outbound, inbound, headset, headsets
Tower crane operator playing with yo yo.
The Left One As You Look At It.
'You are through to the Samaritans. Press 1 if you are depressed, press 2 if you are suicidal ...'
'Thank you for calling the State Unemployment office. All of our operators have been furloughed. Please call back next month.'
Cardiologist Henry Weil like to add some levity before surgery by hiding a whoopee cushion on the operating table.
'Will you stop obsessing about your job?! I'm sure that somebody else can operate the Slurpee machine!'