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I Get This Call Every Day Impressions: Patience Is a Virtue

I Get This Call Every Day

I used to think that my past jobs (hotel cleaning, paperboy etc.) were terrible, but playing I Get This Call Every Day quickly made me realize just how good I had it. Sure, the pay wasn’t great and the hours sucked, but at least I didn’t have to deal with annoying uncooperative customers every day, unlike someone who works customer support…

Now, it may not look like much, but once you get to play it, chances are you – like me – will be able to look past the less-than-stellar visuals and just… have fun. Your objective is to guide a customer through the process of having his address changed, which means asking a bunch of questions for identity confirmation. If you ask me, there are far too many questions, but hey, maybe that’s just how the real thing goes (more or less)?

Whatever the case, I sincerely hope that this kind of call is a one-in-a-million thing, because the person on the other end of the line had an IQ which, combined with his snarky attitude, always made me go for the provocative response. Oh, and not once did I feel bad about it. Does that make me a bad person? Well…

To make matters ‘worse’, I found the entire thing to be rather amusing. Maybe I simply enjoyed acting like a jerk without repercussions? One thing is certain, though: after playing I Get This Call Every Day, even considering applying for a job that resembles customer support is downright unthinkable. Although, had I played the part of an overly patient and forgiving person instead, maybe things would have turned out differently, my opinion of the job included? Yeah right!

That said, unfortunately, not everyone enjoyed David S. Gallant’s creation as much as me because apparently, it got him fired! Even though the game is based on his now former job, that’s still a tad extreme. It’s meant to be comedic in nature, and the scenario is fictional, but as it turns out, the wrong person got offended. Such a shame.

I Get This Call Every Day is available from Steam, itch.io, Humble, at $2.

I Get This Call Every Day – Launch Trailer: "Breathe"