A quick recap for those who might have missed it: Mr. Warres got a personal property tax bill he believed to be in error. He called SDAT only to get an endless string of messages, one per minute, assuring him "Your call is important to us. Please stay on the line — an agent will be with you as soon as possible." Mr. Warres offered two explanations for his behavior. First, he cited French writer Albert Camus’ suggestion that individuals employ certain exercises to develop an existentialist view of life, such as to “wait in a long theater line, then walk away upon reaching the ticket counter.” Second, he said he and his wife had watched “Survivor” the night before, and one of the challenges in the episode called for contestants to hang onto an uncomfortable perch for as long as possible in the tropical sun. One of the contestants, Baltimore native Christian Hubicki, bested his competitors by holding on for more than five hours. “So after an hour on the phone, my wife challenged me to wait at least as long, in relative comfort, as Christian.” He did, and he sent the screen shot on his phone to prove it.