Silicon Sally – Accent experiment

I just got silly today when I paid my cell phone bill. The subject of accents came up in the comments on my last Sally post, so I thought I’d give it a try, because I’m curious if these things end up discriminating against folks with strong accents.

Well, my accent wasn’t very strong, but it switched from a British type accent to a cockney type accent to maybe a southern drawl lol. The only time Sally had problems is when I said “yes” once while she was still talking. But she got my card number and everything through the accent.

I’ll have to try a stronger one next time. This reminds me of when I was in training at a call center years ago, and we decided to take calls with accents just for fun. One of the guys took an entire call in the voice of Cartman from Southpark. He got in big trouble, but oh man was it funny.

Actually doing a bad accent today made paying the bill a little entertaining. Maybe I’ll keep doing it, just to amuse myself.

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3 Responses to Silicon Sally – Accent experiment

  1. If the accents aren’t enough messing with the machines for you, try using words like affirmative or negatory instead of yes and no. Maybe I’m just easily amused, but I’ve had some good fun doing that.

  2. R

    Haha!! Well, since I’m easily amused too, I gotta try that. Or maybe I’ll speed like an android. Sally might think I’m her husband. Ok that was just cheesy.

  3. Hahaha I hadn’t thought of doing that. If you get to try it before I do let me know how it goes.

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