What is the worst thing about being placed on hold, the tinny music, the time wasted or the fact that, now we're all on mobiles, we can't even hang up in disgust anymore? Photo: Shutterstock
Kate Whitehead
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Kate Whitehead

The joys of being placed on hold – time wasted and tinny music

You ring, you wait, you listen to a jingle over and over until it drives you insane, then you get disconnected – who doesn’t love that?

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What is the worst thing about being placed on hold, the tinny music, the time wasted or the fact that, now we're all on mobiles, we can't even hang up in disgust anymore? Photo: Shutterstock
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Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead is a freelance journalist who worked on staff at the SCMP before editing Discovery magazine. She is the author of two Hong Kong crime books - After Suzie and Hong Kong Murders - and fully intends that the next book she writes will be less grizzly.