We Only Want the Fax, Sir

Picture of fax machine. Credit: Wikimedia
Credit: Wikimedia

I found out a few weeks ago that AT&T offers a 10% discount on wireless services for AARP members. I just happen to be an AARP member, and I use AT&T, so I decided it’s time to take advantage of this.

I called the AT&T department that handles these things, and was talking to a nice, millennial-sounding customer service agent. She told me there was a form I had to fill out and fax to them in order to get the discount.

Geezer (i.e., me): Is there a way I can just email this to you?

Millennial: No, sir, you have to fax it.

Geezer: That’s just so 1980s…..

She kind of chuckled.

Do you see the irony in this?