Thursday, May 20, 2010

Keep holding

Your call is important to us.
That is why, although we are not now answering,
we will, as soon as possible, answer,
provided you keep holding.
If you do not keep holding,
we assue you
we will not answer

—from Philip Dacey's "Recorded Message" (in The Deathbed Playboy)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Surely 'assure', no?
In any event, brilliant piece on the Chicago Manual of Style (which was what brought me here)