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Phone Queue Frustration

By LynneJoyce  
I am in the midst of complicated communications with HMRC and my pension providers. This involves a lot of waiting in phone queues having been lied to by recorded voices that tell me that the phone lines are unusually busy - RUBBISH, you are understaffed! On one occasion I was on the phone to HMRC for four and a half hours then the phone line was dropped, by them, without notice.

These images were all created from hand drawings that I jiggery pokeried, endlessly, in Photoshop, hence the title. I think that they have allowed me to maintain my tenuous grasp of sanity - but only just!

Thank you for viewing and I hope that you enjoy at least some of these images.

Tags: Filters 3d Digital art Drawings

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cabbie Plus
15 31 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2022 6:12PM
And still they blame covid for staff being off!!!. Well done lynne and good luck in sorting it

29 Sep 2022 6:24PM
Made me laugh. Well done.
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
29 Sep 2022 6:48PM
Terrific set, Lynne, all wonderfully pokered with your jiggery! Really love the colours in vís 1 and 8. Lovely to see.

Dave 🙂
richmowil Plus
14 505 3 England
29 Sep 2022 7:17PM
Colourful and a delight to view Lynne.
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.2k 162 England
29 Sep 2022 7:18PM
9 & 4 for me. I have patience for phone queues when I have to ring but I wish they would play a selection of songs not just the same few bars over and over again.
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
29 Sep 2022 8:15PM
I sympathize with you...some lines have a call back facility but those are few and far between...🥴
12 5.7k 130 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2022 8:21PM
A wonderful set of images each one worthy of its own airing.

Thanks for sharing Lynne.

Regards Nathan

P.S. Been there got the T Shirt....
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2022 9:38PM
They are all so good !! This set is a great piece of cleverness Lynne.
As for the title... I feel your pain... Isabel GrinGrin
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
29 Sep 2022 9:47PM
You have a good sense of design Lynne, a very fine collection!
30 Sep 2022 7:38AM
You've excelled yourself here, Lynne an absolutely fabulous set. V11 my favourite but all are wonderfully created and presented. (And not a buttock to spoil the view.) Wink Excellent!

RonDM Plus
8 380 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 9:05AM
A terrific set of images, perhaps you should send these to the HRMC, oh hang on the posties are on strike!!
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 11:38AM
A great set of colourful images LynneSmileSmileSmile

pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2276 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 6:12PM
All very attractive, Lynne, well done for finding some respite from the phone queues. What I find equally as frustrating is the Spanish Inquisition before you can get to talk to a real person.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
1 Oct 2022 12:18PM
More wonderful jiggery-pokery, Lynne! 😃👍🏻
I know the feeling of phone queues. I had to ring the doctors for something or other a couple of weeks back. The call was answered fairly quickly, but then the recorded voice asked me to key in the option I wanted - that's when the waiting started. You get told as you say, that the phone lines are unusually busy, and that your call is important to them - not as important as it is to me, and told that you're number ? in the queue. It was almost half an hour before a real person actually answered, taking me by surprise, and I'd almost forgotten what I was phoning about! Most frustrating 😠
Trev 😀

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