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“This Phone Goes to Eleven!”

December 8, 2005

Talking with the Verizon salesman today was a huge Spinal Tap flashback. The whole store was abuzz with the fresh release of the newest Razor phone, and the guy selling it was extra excited about the great reception which it gets.

Super Salesguy: “Look here on the side of the screen: it has seven bars to show the reception. All of our other phones have only four or– at the most– five bars.”
Wise Wife: (with slight pause) “Hey, that’s great. But does that mean that it gets better reception, or just that it has a different kind of measurement.”
SS: “Well, it’s better. It has seven bars instead of five.”
WW: “So, it has a better antenna or something?”
SS: “Maybe, I don’t know. But it has two more levels of reception. It’s two better, isn’t it?”
WW: (kindly) “…OK, what other features does it have?”

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7 Responses to ““This Phone Goes to Eleven!””

  1. Liz says:

    I can see they had a great training plan for their sales folks. Maybe they should hire Wise Wife to trouble shoot it for them.

    BTW: It’s good to see WW was out the house for a while.

  2. John Musick says:

    Dude that’s awesome!!

  3. erin says:

    “It’s two better” is going to be my new answer-to-everything for the holiday season.

    “How’s work going?”
    “It’s two better!”

    “Did the Mister like the Christmas gift?”
    “Yes, it’s two better!”

    “Are you over your little phlegm problem?”
    “Yes, it’s two better.”

  4. timthewelsh says:

    What a find!

    Thank you for the excellent conversation fodder. This is going to come in handy for client meetings, family Christmas dinners, New Year’s Eve drinkies with friends…

    I’d say ‘keep em comin’ but I really don’t think there are very many people like that out there – although then again…

  5. Lora says:

    poor supersalesguy…he must be how your ethics student knew religion is important to retards.

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