I really wanted the Amazon cust svc rep to react to the funny thing I said in the email, but they didn’t.
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Great, I got the resolution I wanted, but for some reason I was really wanting a response that went beyond the form letter approach. Some comment that would indicate that they were really human and were amused or annoyed or something. I’ll save my rant about how technology has destroyed customer service skills for another day.
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