Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Halfbakery on hold

Not an echo*
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The call centre switchboard uses an algorithm to guess how long you are likely to be on hold, and then selects an appropriate length of idea (including annotations) which is read out to you in a synthesised voice. Press 1 to bun, press 2 to bone, press 3 to speak an annotation which will be automatically uploaded to the idea webpage.

*OK it is really, but when I put it as an anno at the end of the Audiobooks on Hold idea, I just imagined the frenzied cries of "if you post this as an idea I will throw buns like a frenzied baked goods importer who has hidden his cocaine smuggling stash inside hollow bread rolls, trying to dispose of the evidence". So to forestall such hyperbole, it is here.

pocmloc, Mar 17 2012

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       Oh great, it's reading through '12864' again...
RayfordSteele, Mar 18 2012
  

       I must have been asleep at the wheel the entire year of 2012. I love this idea. Dang...what hot hell was I in back then, one wonders?
blissmiss, Feb 10 2021
  

       That was the year of the Singularity, where you were replaced by a 'bot...
8th of 7, Feb 10 2021
  

       + Pressing on three… Can you hear me?
xandram, Feb 11 2021
  

       [bliss] Sometimes I feel the same when I can’t believe how many ideas I have missed! But there’s a lot of years and a lot of ideas!
xandram, Feb 11 2021
  

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       If I press 4 will the silent people in white lab coats visit me? Again?!
whatrock, Feb 11 2021
  

       Only in your dreams ... the ones with electric sheep in them.
8th of 7, Feb 11 2021
  
      
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