I called my cellphone provider with a problem and they answered with that scripted cheerfulness (I know because the two people I spoke to had the same rehearsed tone and were working off the same script)…Our conversation went something like this:
Did you have a nice 4th of July weekend?
I am not American. (((I thought that might kill the script, but noooo)))
Well, did you enjoy not having to work and spending time with your family?
I am an orphan and unable to reproduce, and I worked on the 4th of July.
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