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...for training purposes. Don't ask what the algorithm is for.

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Strip by: Ian Boreham

{A man is listening to a voice on the telephone.}
voice: Hi. This is Jim. I can't come to the phone right now, so please leave a message.
voice: This call may be recorded for quality purposes.

The author writes:

I was trying to draw a comic strip while also waiting on hold with an organisation whose phone system (I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt; surely it wasn't an employee...) kept disconnecting me after I waited on hold for random periods up to half an hour. I gave up on that strip and drew this one instead.

I do wonder whether the "this call is recorded for quality and training purposes" message is simply to try to keep angry customers civil. I reckon it would be interesting to listen to the recordings of what people say while waiting for an actual human to come on.

Drawn in Krita and in Inkscape.