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Wonders of Technology

Tried to change my reservations.
Went to my trusty computer,
Typed in the "”
Looked for how to make the change.
Found two pages of instructions
None of which seemed helpful!
Tried to download the “app”, but
It didn’t want to download, so I tried 
Calling them on the telephone.
No human answered my call, but
A robot told me to download the app!
Tried again without any success.
Found a place which told me to
Enter a written request via email.
Filled out the form they supplied.
The reply I got was (you guessed it)
Go to the computer; download the app,
Or call them on the telephone.
(Refer to lines ten and eleven),
Or go to the business office in person.
(They are 1,700 miles from me).
Looked up the phone lines again
And noted they are open until 2 PM
It was 1:05, and I got the robot again.
Today is Friday, phone lines not “open”
Again until Monday, so I have to wait
To try once again to make the change.
Then what?

Copyright © Barbara Peckham | Year Posted 2021


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Date: 9/9/2021 12:16:00 PM

Entertaining poem & critique of over automation of society. I can certainly relate to this.
Date: 9/4/2021 6:21:00 PM

Frustrations abound in today's world of technology Barbara, I'm with you! Great write!!!
Date: 9/4/2021 11:41:00 AM

Then you hook the Barb?