The Union’s Boardman: the world’s most boring columnist

Here’s an excerpt from this week’s installment from “Bored Georgeman”:

“Much to my surprise, I encountered a phone tree that connected me to a human being after punching just a couple of numbers. The fellow I talked to was friendly, professional, and appeared to actually know what he was doing. I completed the call in less than five minutes, and they picked up the bins when they said they would. Waste Management is clearly making an effort to improve its customer service, and I want them to know that at least one customer appreciates the effort.”

A Waste Management “phone tree” no less! Podunk.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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