"What Business as Usual" might look like amid "Localized Disruptions"greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
"This is Ann from x Corp. in Tacoma I need to speak with your parts sales dept."---------------(y corp in Louisville, KY)- "Honey, I dont know how you got through, most of the phones, and the water is out, I'm the third one of 60 people who even came to work"----------- Ann-"Sorry to hear that, everything but the natural gas seems ok here. Bye."-------------------(Ann) "Hello, I'm trying to obtain an enbell for a Model X 300hp pump motor?"-----(Zcorp in Charlotte,NC)--"Mam, our computers are down and the power here is going off and on, could you call back tomorrow?"-----"Yes, I will."----(Ann-"I am trying to locate a replacement end bell for a Model X 300Hp Pump motor"-------(G Corp in Madison, WI)-"We're sorry all lines are busy" try your call again later, etc, etc,etc,etc."
-- Ann Fisher (email@example.com), October 10, 1999
-- Jack (jsprat@eld.~net), October 10, 1999.
Isn't that what it's *already* like most of the time?
("Your call is very important to us, please remain on the line while...")
-- Ron Schwarz (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 10, 1999.
Based on the industrialists comments in 1998 the accurate scene is:
Now come on in Ralph, everything is fine, you'll have a hot lunch here at Tooshie Chemical Plant and if we've even set up cots.
"No, I'm not leaving my family!"
Your family is fine Ralph, the 55 police officers will soon have the 500,000 people rioting under control, and President Clinton has said he doing all he can to obtain seeds for the farmers next crop.
Hey! Wait a minute! You have no family!
"I'm not coming. You people are crazy!"
Now, now, don't panic, if you calm down you'll know the right thing to do Ralph.
"You're right, I do, I quit!"
-- Paula (email@example.com), October 10, 1999.