The Phrase Without Borders

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Just bear with me, the voice on the line said.

Your call is important to us.

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard this

Over the past few weeks:

Librarians, telcos, clinics, call centres

In India, Thailand.

A phrase without borders

 

I have always done as requested.

I have borne much.

There should be a medal awarded:

The O.I.P

The Order of Infinite Patience

Whose recipients would be many.

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I can imagine St. Peter

Perusing the names of the recently dead

And, on coming to mine, say,

Just bear with me. I’ll be with you in a moment

Before checking my details

& letting me through.

7 thoughts on “The Phrase Without Borders

  1. Yes, he was. All the call centre people seem to be from India and over here, in Adelaide, many of the taxi drivers come from the Punjab; I suppose soon they’ll start infiltrating Uber 🙂

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