Are you a human?

Dec 22, 2010 • alan

I got an email from Ebay saying my password had been compromised and so my account had been disabled.  I spent a couple of hours trying to straighten it out, and in the process, I had an online chat with their help desk.

I kept wondering if the agent, “Sheryl”, was a real person or just some program on Ebay’s web servers. So I asked her “which comes first, Halloween or Thanksgiving?”

She got it right… on the second guess. Her answer, though, proved to me that she was not a bot.  My guess was that she was in a call center in India. However, I suppose she could’ve been Canadian – their Thanksgiving is in October.  But I am betting on India.