Using Vodafone’s website to print my mobile phone bill today this error message popped up:
“We are unable to fulfill your request due to a temporary problem at our end. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this has caused. We hope to resolve this problem very soon, so please try again later.”
“Our end” is an interesting use of words – it seems very technical (After all, who knows what an “end” is outside the techie community) yet, at the same time, ensures that you’re aware it’s not a problem at “your end” (heaven forbid). Yet it doesn’t tell you how long it will take, what the problem might be or how long away “later” might be.
Still, it beats “this programme has unexpectedly terminated. press ok to continue” which I’ve had a few times today.