Luci Phurr’s Imps “Cookies & the Call Center” #5

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*This one specifically, we’re making NO guarantees about any of the others.  It’s not like we go out of our way to harm animals… it’s just… well… y’ know… some of them are just so darn tasty.

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Discussion (12) ¬


    You should totally add your comic to to get more readers. =]

  2. dale_mettam

    Are you on commission with

    Wait a minute… that user name… that’s no coincidence… is it?

  3. Tegger The ORWA Tank Engine

    The plot thickens! however, isnt there a placed really named Hell in the U.S.? actually…now that i think of it, (thank you wikipedia), there are 5 places called hell… 3 of wich are in the in the states, another coincidence? meh, probably not, but there is a pizza delivery service in New Zealand called Hell Pizza… you know, for a world of people so fearfull of the place, we seem to be creating a lot of it…

  4. dale_mettam

    Where I’m from, “hell” isn’t really that big a deal in terms of language… there are way worse words I could think of… so it was VERY weird for me to move here to the States and hear people repeatedly go to great lengths to avoid the word. Even talking about it in religious context they would say, “H – E – ONE – ONE” like even spelling it correctly would be blasphemous.

    Of course, it just occurred to me that they might just be the victims of the US education system and they really thought that was the way you spell it. Or maybe they just spent way too long on Twitter.

  5. Chibichibi

    When I was a kid the only place I heard it was in church and in a religious context… If someone who didn’t curse wanted to say it I’d hear, “H – E – double hockey sticks”

    Mmm. Hell. Can’t get more long distance than that, since it’s supposed to be another plain of existence or something like that.

  6. dale_mettam

    Yeah, but don’t forget, Hell outsourced it’s call center. Long distance to Bangalore, not Hell itself.

    However, you ever get one of those call centers where they try to convince you that you called Omaha, or Toledo, and this poor guy on the other end is actually in Delhi or somewhere in that part of the world? This is that kinda place. They make him tell you his name is Chad, or Hank, but his accent is so think because the company is paying pennies to this guy, don’t bother even trying to make his job easier for him, basically exploiting him because he can manage on way less than minimum wage in the US since this guy lives in an area that could export “poverty.” Net result is you get all bent out of shape at the guy, and it’s not his fault, he’s just trying to earn a crust for him and his family and he didn’t steal the job from someone in Omaha or Toledo, he’s just trying to make it through another day at the office which usually involves a lot of people shouting at him.

    Oops. Did it again.

    Here ya go.*

    *Standard work related disclaimer applies.

  7. Byakugan01

    Isn’t this the guy who MADE the contract in the first place? 😀

  8. dale_mettam

    Indeed he is.

  9. dale_mettam

    For anyone interested, this might prove interesting, informative, annoying, all of the above.

    What’s in a name?

    And remember, if you have questions of your own, that’s the place to send them… y’ know, in addition to here… obviously.

  10. Visagor

    Wall of text at the link. at least warn us next time.

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  12. kstormgemini

    There is Indeed a Hell in the States. Likely more than one but the one I know of is Hell, Michigan. It’s located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where it gets Very Cold very early in the year.
    It became semi-famous when a human interest story came out about a bride-to-be and her reluctant boyfriend-soon-to-be-husband.
    The story goes that she asked him when they would be married. The reply was “When Hell freezes over.” That winter happened to be a very harsh one for the U.P. and Hell was said to be snowed in. But Not before the determined woman dragged her honey up to be fitted with ball and chain. >;}