Although the recording is only eight minutes long, it captures just part of an infuriating 18-minute conversation between Block and a condescending and stubborn Comcast employee who, for a time, refused to cancel his service. The audio, which you can listen to above, has since gone viral, racking up almost 3.5 million listens in 24 hours.
You can also read Block’s Twitter exchange with Comcast below:
Generally good experiences with Comcast… until we canceled. Rep got straight up belligerent. I was able to record some, should I post it?
— Ryan Block (@ryan) July 14, 2014
— Comcast (@comcast) July 15, 2014
Block also raises concerns that the fault for the incident lies not just on the representative, but also in the greater culture of Comcast, which is the most hated company in America, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
.@comcast I hope the quick action you take is a thorough evaluation of your culture and policies, and not the termination of the rep.
— Ryan Block (@ryan) July 15, 2014