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Thankyou for calling Dinosaurs`R’Us. We are experiencing high enquiry density at this time. Your call is important to us and we will connect you to one of our highly skilled dinosaur advisors as soon as we possibly can. Please choose from the following:

Select one if you need to query your epoch.

Select two if you have a fossil issue.

Select three if a fossil has an issue with you.

Select four to query your bill, direct debit, or account.

Select five to make a payment.

Select six or just wait for an operator for any other query. (98)

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About micklively

Fifty-something, pacifist, six sigma black belt, lean implementer, brewer, vintner, guitarist, wood-turner, and slave to collies.
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22 Responses to Dinosaurs`R’Us

  1. Hilarious, Mick. Looks like dinosaur lovers are a special breed and numerous. I loved it that fossils would have an issue with them. The poor fossils are hassled a bit I guess. I see there are at least 98 of those operators. Fun piece. 😀 — Suzanne

  2. Amy Reese says:

    How funny, Mick. I wonder what issues fossils have with us. I’m sure there are many…like just leave me alone already! Nicely done.

  3. Alice Audrey says:

    I’d wait for an operator, but he’d probably only speak velociraptor.

  4. Lol, very funny.
    By the way, there are 24 items related to dinosaurs on the Toys R Us website, including a giant bucket full of rubber dinosaurs. Perhaps the store itself, would do better to change its telephone message to one like yours to cater for all those dinosaur-obsessed youngsters 😉

  5. Margaret says:

    Hilarious. Why does it sound familiar?

  6. gahlearner says:

    Can I help you?

    If you have been fossilized waiting for an operator, please dial seven.
    Great fun, I loved it. 😀

  7. Dear Mick,

    I think the customer would turn into a fossil by the end of that list. 😉 Clever.



  8. What if you’re a fossil with issues? Hang up and call a Dinochiatrist.
    Thanks Mick

  9. mjlstories says:

    No point – you always have to wait aeons for an operator.
    Fossibly the best story so far.

  10. Select three if a fossil has an issue with you Favorite line! This is very fun. Thank you

  11. Dave says:

    Help! My fossil keeps trying to eat my leg!

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