CUSTOMER: I’m calling back because my computer is still trying to finish this update. I think we’re officially in “for a while now” territory.
ALEX: How long has it been “for a while now?”
CUSTOMER: If I give you a specific response will you tell me to wait for a vague, undefined amount of time before calling back?
ALEX: … well. Maybe.
CUSTOMER: And if I give you a vague, undefined response will you tell me to wait using a different vague, undefined amount of time?
ALEX: Yes, it’s possible.
CUSTOMER: Then my answer is “I’m going to call you all day and sing Christmas Carols to you over the phone.”
ALEX: Congratulations, sir. I am now ready to help you solve your problem.