Some years ago, I'd gotten very mad at Dell's customer service representatives, and more angry at their phone system -- the phone system that, every thirty seconds out of a half-hour hold, would thank me for my patience at staying on the line. I do believe that it would ring, then thank me for my dwindling patience.
I declared that the phone system should be circumcised with an overclocked chainsaw. This was evidently sufficient to make silmarian giggle and wince at once.
I need to get back into the habit of cursing well.