For several years, I've operated a customer service wiki, an underground website which contains the names, emails and addresses of company executives who can help consumers like you.
When you spend most of your waking hours advocating for consumers, it's easy to lose your sense of perspective. Complaints pour in, often hundreds per day. I can't help but feel like the customer-service apocalypse is imminent.
Because they can.
It isn’t the horse that makes the wagon go. It’s the carrot you put in front of his nose.
Talk to me. That's all customers like you want when they call a company. They want someone to talk to them.
It was just a matter of time before corporations created the perfect form letter, capable of fooling a veteran consumer advocate. Or you.