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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What a shocker!

I called 1-866-448-5816 Deepwater Horizon Response Volunteer Request Line: Suggestions and Volunteering – and asked,

“How long is the clean-up work expected to last?”

Then, the courteous Indian-accented sounding telephone answerer turned the tables on me and asked, “What is your phone number?”

“Why do you need my phone number?,” I asked in reply.

“So we can better help you,” came the scripted-sounding response, and was immediately followed up with “what questions do you have?”

“I’d rather not share my phone number, if that’s alright… but I called with questions and you’ve turned the table on me. Now YOU’RE asking the questions. That’s NOT why I called… to be asked questions. I called because I have questions.”

Her reply was, “What questions do you have?”

I said, “I’ve already asked my question.”

In response, it would be encouraging if ALL readers were to call and flood their likely Indian-national-call-center operations with questions of ALL types and kinds. Questions like, ‘what did you eat for breakfast, what are you wearing, what is your name, in what city are you working, what is your boss‘s boss name, etc. – NO question is too inane or silly!

The BP Deepwater Horizon Response maintains a FaceBook page and Flickr photo page presence.

The following is from one of their FB updates today:
“If you have a suggestion on how to stop the leak or clean up the oil, please consider submitting your idea via the following site: DeepWaterHorizonResponse.com”.

“If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, please call the Deepwater Horizon Response Volunteer Request Line at 1-866-448-5816 or visit the Volunteering Web page at DeepWaterHorizonResponse.com/Volunteer.

“Thank you for your interest.”

“How long is the clean-up work expected to last?”

Then, the courteous Indian-accented sounding telephone answerer turned the tables on me and asked, “What is your phone number?”

“Why do you need my phone number?,” I asked in reply.

“So we can better help you,” came the scripted-sounding response, and was immediately followed up with “what questions do you have?”

“I’d rather not share my phone number, if that’s alright… but I called with questions and you’ve turned the table on me. Now YOU’RE asking the questions. That’s NOT why I called… to be asked questions. I called because I have questions.”

Her reply was, “What questions do you have?”

I said, “I’ve already asked my question.”

In response, it would be encouraging if ALL readers were to call and flood their likely Indian-national-call-center operations with questions of ALL types and kinds. Questions like, ‘what did you eat for breakfast, what are you wearing, what is your name, in what city are you working, what is your boss’s boss name, etc. – NO question is too inane or silly!

The BP Deepwater Horizon Response maintains a FaceBook page and Flickr photo page presence.

The following is from one of their FB updates today:
“If you have a suggestion on how to stop the leak or clean up the oil, please consider submitting your idea via the following site: DeepWaterHorizonResponse.com”.

“If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, please call the Deepwater Horizon Response Volunteer Request Line at 1-866-448-5816 or visit the Volunteering Web page at DeepWaterHorizonResponse.com/Volunteer.

“Thank you for your interest.”

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