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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Hello, I love you

Funny story in the paper today about how Portland Water Bureau employees are now answering the phone by saying, "Portland Utilities."

Makes you wonder how they'll be answering the phone in Commissioner Saltzman's office after the next City Council election.

Some other suggestions for better city call center pickup lines:

Mayor's Office: "Travel Bureau."
Planning: "Condo Towers 'R' Us."
Portland Development Commission: "West Hills Welfare."
Commissioner Leonard's Office: "Imus in the Morning."
School District: "Department of War."
Police Bureau: "If you are calling to turn yourself in for a violent felony, please hang up and call back between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday."

Comments (3)

This is now my all time fav Jack Post. I haven't laughed this hard for a long time.

And you didn't even mention the laugh out loud notion that water is going to back under Mr. Fair Government's watch during the budget process. What didn't these geniuses understand when he screwed it up the first time.

Probably too inconvenient to note that the customer service function has actually been moved out of the Water Bureau and over to the Office of Management and Finance. Anyone know who's in charge in the city these days?

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