Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Kurt Vonnegut's "Girl Pool" (short story): Life in a call center of a bygone era

Montezuma Forge & Foundry Company runs a call center for its products. Customers write letters to the company, a customer service center responds. This customer service center comprises of two wings - a men's area that handles the technical & content parts of the response to customers, & a stenographic area that types the men's dictations recorded into cassettes via "dictaphones" & posts the letters. This stenographic area comprises only of women & is called the "Girl Pool".

This is the story of a bored girl in the Girl Pool, one dying to have an adventure...

Fact sheet.

First published: Kurt Vonnegut's "While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction" (2011).
Rating: A.
Related: Stories of Kurt Vonnegut.