This was the sign in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Bowling Ally that I mentioned in a post yesterday.
[Note: I've removed the phone number so don't try calling.]
Yeah, I've heard about a help desk for a lot of things, especially for Information Technology, but for bowling???
Thinking about calling a help desk for trouble with bowling [equipment], I couldn't help imaging how this may go and chuckling a little:
"Hello, this is the bowling help desk at your service--what is the nature of your bowling emergency?"
"Press 1 if your bowling shoes are too tight.
Press 2 if you've dropped the bowling ball on your foot.
Press 3 if you've bowled 2 or more gutter balls in a row.
Press 4 if the bowling machine is in a frustratingly stuck position.
Press 5 if you've lost your bowling ball or need a replacement.
Press 6 if you need additional scoring sheets.
Press 7 if you're a lousey bowler and need bumpers to help your game.
Press 8 if your fingers are caught in the ball and you can't get them out.
Press 9 if you'd just rather be ice skating or going to the movies.
Press the # key, if you need to speak to a bowling representative."
Lastly, I wonder if they open a help desk ticket for the bowling challenged and what their response time is.
Yep, help is only a call away when you've got a bowling problem in the works.
Now, if only they could fix the highly troubled DC Metro system--there should definitely be a robust help desk for that! ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)