After an obligatory series of menus and sub menus, music so called is often introduced to show the call is "still important to us."
Oddly in one session I enjoyed a brief spell with NFU Mutual (Insurance) I asked what the music was and found it on U-Tube click here
Later the same day I was in tooth gritting mode trying to get some sense out of my ISP (details in a plain brown envelope if you want them)!
Being put on hold, the physical shock of quietly spoken gibberish from the sub-continent suddenly changed to the last bar of Elgar's Nimrod. Grossly distorted and over modulated with max volume, I nearly dropped the phone.
I like most of Elgar and I'd never heard of Zarah Hindi, but as examples they are at opposite ends of the pleasure scale and in the second case counterproductive to the ISP, I was annoyed and argued a significant change for the better.
I'm often tempted to wait until a human being finally deigns to speak to me, then to play them 'The Ying Tong Song' by the Goons, and tell them to hold the line, because "their call is important to me".
It's called 'cutting off my nose to spite my face'.
Jim Thing, how unkind! One man's meat is another's poison, and I think Zarah H has my number with a ditty like that.
I've normally enjoyed the massive chords in "Nimrod" for as far back as I can remember and our children all have children of their own now so I have no pop music attachment.
To the credit of NFU Mutual it took two phone calls to hear most of this quiet humerous coquette, instead of the crashing chords I expected. Even Vivaldi is old hat now unless "Spring" is still played somewhere
I suppose those choices are supposed to induce a sense of such morose desperation that you'll come to your senses, and sign up for another year.
Nimrod always brings me close to tears. Contrary to the old story about a beloved dog, it was actually written to represent the character of Elgar's best friend, Augustus Jaeger. He must have valued the friendship enormously.