Some of you know I’m hearing impaired. That’s why blogging is such a good outlet for me. But I still always felt like it was a handicap. Until now. Then this happened. (Read first)
I’m trying to picture just how a conversation might have gone before the California Obamacare exchange realized their mistake. Maybe like this…..
Exchange: “We see you’ve declared you are hearing impaired. Please call 1-888-899-4500, for further instructions.” (Caller dials number)
Exchange: “Hi, big boy, call here often?”
Exchange: “C’mon, stud muffin, let’s not play games.”
Caller: “I don’t understand you.”
Exchange: “Well maybe you’ll understand this….” (moans and groans)
Caller: “Are you sick?”
Exchange: “I can be. What did you have in mind?”
Caller: “I’ll need health coverage.”
Exchange: “You’re more likely to need disability coverage when I’m done.”
Caller: “And I want a flexible plan.”
Exchange: “You’re in luck, Tiger. Most guys tell me flexibility is my strong suit.”
Caller: “How much will this cost?”
Exchange: “You’ll get what you pay for. Just like downtown.”
Caller: “Is it true that there are “death panels”?
Exchange: “Oh, you must be referring to our Tuesday 3 on 1 special.”
Caller: “This is a little embarrassing, but does your service plan help with Erectile Dysfunction?”
Exchange: “Does the Pope wear a funny hat?”
Caller: “I understand your service plan includes a government subsidy, right?”
Exchange: “Actually, I think you’re going to get screwed on that too.”
Caller: “OK, thanks. I’m going to tell my wife about how good you were to me.”
Exchange. “Ahh…..kinky. I like that.”
This type of c*^% up happens in the UK all the time, though i can imagine there must have been some really funny conversations!!
These things always seem to happen in California, which I refer to as the ‘Left” coast.
No wonder people move there in their droves 🙂
She wasn’t nearly so nice to me 😦
Didn’t you remember to say I referred you?
Can’t wait to see your phone bill. I’m curious how many times you called it.
Ah Al stikes a blow for the individual man date!! Who knew?
This comment has more than one double entendre. Well done.
Gee thanks, I read your post to David. He’s still laughing. He’s hearing impaired too.
You just better make sure he isn’t up at 2:00 am calling that number.
It has taken me some time to reply…. I was waiting for my eyes to clear and my laughter to stop!
It’s not nice to laugh at the afflicted.
After time on that line, you would certainly be afflicted!
It was toll free. What’s a guy to do?
Guess they really want to reach their signup goals. There are worse ideas.
I’ve tried hearing aids, but this is a whole new approach.
I can’t wait to see Ducky’s comment!!
Wasn’t sure how much Britain was following this fiasco. Glad you could share in the humor of it. No doubt Peter will be vintage Peter.
Definately vintage Peter…and yes, it is a fiasco on your side of the pond. We have our own here and I amazed myself the other day by saying to my Mum and Dad that government is here to control us, not to represent us with care…I remain a rebel I feel…X
I just knew you were my kind of gal….
That is a huge compliment, thank you. 🙂 x
Wickedly funny… 🙂 x
🙂 back at ya.