Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,

A Pet Peeve

Here is a commonplace phrase that I hate: "Your call will be answered in the order in which it was received."


It is one call. It can't have an ordering.

Sets of things can be ordered, but individual elements of the set cannot.

What the Automated Void Ladies should say is "Calls are answered in the order in which they are received."

Or perhaps they should simply say, "Your call is in the queue to be answered; hanging up and calling back will not save you any time. So just wait, please."

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