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Noel_S_Leitmotiv's avatar

Does anyone else wonder how much time and effort their wasting having to press '1' for English? explain?

Asked by Noel_S_Leitmotiv (2719points) July 29th, 2009
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cookieman's avatar

About a fraction of a second. Seeing as I only run into this about four times a month, that’s maybe two seconds total per month – 24 seconds a year. Seeing as I got about another forty years to live, that’s approximately 16 minute total wasted for the rest of my life.

I can spare it.

Facade's avatar

It doesn’t take more than two seconds to “press one.” There are different kinds of people in the US who may not speak English as their native language. It’s great that some companies are realizing that.

casheroo's avatar

I waste more time on hold, waiting for someone to talk to me. I don’t mind pressing “1”.

fireinthepriory's avatar

I don’t mind either… in fact, I never thought about it before. There are a LOT of spanish-speaking people in America, it only makes sense that there’s a spanish option on phone menus. As I get older, I’m realizing more and more that I really should have taken spanish in school… French is rarely any use in the US, till you get to Maine.

kevbo's avatar

Meh. I waste more time on Fluther.

Click here for English.

Sarcasm's avatar

I’ve probably wasted a collective 20 seconds of my life on “For English press 1”.
I’ve wasted much more than that on my phone’s shitty voicemail system.

kevbo, I’m clicking but it does nothing! Bug report!

marinelife's avatar

It’s not a big deal to me, but for efficiency English should probably be the default with options for the other languages they offer.

LC_Beta's avatar

Seriously? I don’t feel it’s a waste of time… just a necessary and efficient way to get information that is spoken in a language I understand.

Noel_S_Leitmotiv's avatar

no, not seriously

Ivan's avatar

Not as much time as what would be wasted by the Spanish-speaking peoples if there wasn’t an option for them.

dynamicduo's avatar

Not at all. I appreciate the fact that such services cater to other languages.

Beyond that, here in Canada you pretty much grow up doing this since both English and French are our official languages.

janbb's avatar

Nope – I’m always kind of glad the company is sensitive to bilingual issues.

allansmithee's avatar

I’ve wasted more time on this question.

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