I hung up.
I couldn't take it anymore.
The anticipation of someone on the other end of the phone actually picking it up and saying hello to me, started to drive me crazy. I had no idea what to do anymore, do you hang up or just sit there knowing full well that the moment you do hang up is the exact moment where someone on the other end of the line finally picks up your call. It's too much to take.
Did they forget about me? They must see the little red light flashing knowing that I am taking up one of their precious phone lines. Or are they sitting there knowing that my life is sitting in the balance just waiting, hoping that they will pick up my call. They have the power, and I am most certainly at their mercy. They know that, it's why I am on hold.
After a certain period of time it gets embarrassing. You just know they keep records for the longest anyone has been placed on hold. Do I want to be that guy? The guy that is at the top of the chart? The guy that sat there for over an hour? I don't know because it's not funny on my end. I JUST WANT SOMEONE TO PICK UP THE PHONE!!!
If I hang up up I am just going to have to go through this again. Who knows, maybe next time they will answer my call right away? Or I could be placed on hold again, and just have to sit there AGAIN. What the hell is going on on there other end of the phone I will never know, but sometimes it's just too much to take, and you are forced to make that decision.
23 minutes and I hung up.