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Comment PA systems in workplaces - Chap. My. Ass. (Score 1) 245

Continuous Partial Attention? Try maintaining any attention when you have this blared out from overhead every three minutes:

Im Selfimportant, you have a call parked on 666. Im Selfimportant, 666 please.

I'm a "knowledge worker." I don't appreciate a voice interrupting my thoughts all the sodding time. I'm scatterbrained enough as it is, but I feel like Harrison Bergeron some days. It's usually a call for someone in Sales or Support anyway; why the fuck not forward the caller to their bloody cell phone, instead of blasting the grating voice of the receptionist to everyone in the building?

"I've seen the forgeries I've sent out." -- John F. Haugh II (jfh@rpp386.Dallas.TX.US), about forging net news articles