A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 12, 2022
“Your call is important to us. But not important enough for us to employ staff to answer it”

When a phone line is busy, a company’s customer service line often has a recorded announcement, “Your call is important to us. Please stay on the line...” The wait can be a very long time.

“I also like ‘your call is important to us’ (But not quite important enough to employ enough people to answer it in less than 15 minutes)” was posted on Twitter by Colm Nugent on July 7, 2020. “Your call is important to us. But not important enough for us to hire enough people to answer it” was posted on Twitter by MF Nickster on October 14, 2020. “Please hold. Your call is important to us, but not important enough to hire more staff to answer it” was posted on Twitter by Mark Carroll on January 5, 2022. “Your call is important to us… But not important enough for us to employ a sufficient number of staff to answer it” was posted on Sickipedia on September 12, 2022.

“Your call is important to us. Please stay on the line until your call is no longer important to you” is a related joke.


Twitter
Colm Nugent
@Wigapedia
Replying to @RugbyBarrister
So true.
If demand is always higher than normal, than that’s normal.
I also like “your call is important to us”
(But not quite important enough to employ enough people to answer it in less than 15 minutes)
6:53 AM · Jul 7, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
MF Nickster
@mfnickster
Replying to @jonmbauer
“Your call is important to us. But not important enough for us to hire enough people to answer it.”
12:02 PM · Oct 14, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Andy Boyt 💙💙
@AndyBoyt
Replying to @ian_4fp
“Your call is important to us… but not so important that we’re going to employ anyone to answer it, instead ... here’s some annoying muzak to bore you into submission so you hang up”....
4:10 PM · Dec 7, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Boulder_Sherpa
@Boulder_Sam
Replying to @godsavethepoint and @jonathansamuels
Your call is important to us, but not important enough to hire someone to answer it.
7:41 AM · Dec 15, 2020·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
🏳️‍🌈Mike B
@mbnashtn
Replying to @nashvilleatty
“Thank you for calling. You are a valued customer. Your call is important to us. But not important enough to pay somebody to answer it. Our profit is much more valuable than your time. Please follow the prompts, as our menu has changed. If you want a real human, too bad.”
2:14 PM · Jan 17, 2021·Twitter Web App

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Scott Millar
@Scottmillarag
Replying to @THEJamesAshford
“Your call is important to us” but not important enough to employ enough people to answer it
11:17 AM · May 24, 2021 from Maypole, Wales·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Mark Carroll
@TurquoiseStar17
Please hold. Your call is important to us, but not important enough to hire more staff to answer it.
2:47 PM · Jan 5, 2022·Twitter Web App

Sickipedia
madtim
September 12, 2022 -Other-Computers/Technology-View Post
Your call is important to us…
But not important enough for us to employ a sufficient number of staff to answer it.

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
Your call is important to us…
But not important enough for us to employ a sufficient number of staff to answer it.
5:46 PM · Sep 12, 2022·Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, September 12, 2022 • Permalink