Tuesday, September 25, 2007

£50.00

I earned a rather tasty fifty pounds today. And for only forty five minutes work. Well, I say work, it actually wasn't.

I've been many things to many people, dear reader, but never a guinea pig to a professor. Until today. Within the confines of Edinburgh University's King's Buildings Campus, I pretended to be three people, all with a desire to interact with automated telephone based services!

One of my alter egos got to muck about with a voice recognition service, another with a push button system and a third with a combination of them both*. My telephone conversations were highly entertaining, both for myself and the operator I sometimes spoke with on the other end of the line who was barely able to stifle his hysterical laughter!

I felt like an actor, it must be said, and a bad one. In a soap opera. A daytime soap opera. I pretended to be three different people. The guy with whom I interacted pretended to be three people. Pure farce. Still, farce or no farce, I got paid for it. I never thought I could have so much fun prostituting myself.

The money almost covers the price of my Wicked ticket which I shall see on the weekend after next. I'm so excited, dear reader, I could... Yes, you know the rest.

*I know it's not strictly possible to have three alter egos, but I don't care frankly.

7 comments:

gab said...

sounds like fun!

David said...

That's awesome. I hope you didn't go searching for Wicked spoilers. :)

RIC said...

Congratulations on the prostitution act! Or should I say «acting» instead?...
My English is really so poor... I know you know what I mean anyway...

Lewis said...

50pounds for 45minutes work? That's about the going rate. Unless you can get it for free.

Conortje said...

I sense this is only the beginning. I expect seven more personalities by the weekend.

Brian said...

Please post your review of WICKED once you see it. I honestly don't know what you'll think of it.

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