It Couldn't Get Worse.
Tales of telephonic abysses are common. Annoying recorded messages, dreadful muzak, endless ringing phones. All very irksome. Now imagine combining the three!
When you ring a hospital (yes hospital) to confirm a relative's attendance for surgery - you get the usual tiresome preamble about my call being important to them. Then you get the ringing tone AND the muzak simultaneously - a cacophony of mindbending irritation which is then punctuated by intermittent repetitions of "you are in a queue but your call is important to us" over the top of the other two irritants.
What planet are these people on?