Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I just figured something out.

A friend at work has spent the last few minutes raging against the stupidity of a flyer he received urging him to get Verizon FiOs. The flyer tells him that he needs to sign up for a three-year-contract and the first year of the contract is only $84.95 a month. "What will it cost for the second and third years?" he wants to know. He'll have to call an 800 number to find out.

That's when it hit me.

They're not 800 numbers.

They're Wait-hundred numbers.

Dial Wait wait wait and so on. Recorded messages and phone trees are standing by.

3 comments:

HellisEmpty said...

Hi George

This probably isn't thebest place for it, and it seems intially somewhat irrelevant to the point of your blog, but given you often bemoan the current state of the advertising industry, and it’s marginalisation of creativity in favour of conformity, I thought you might find this interesting:

http://www.theroar.com.au/2010/04/28/professionalism-is-overrated/

Seems like that issue isn’t only found in advertising these days..

Cheers

HellisEmpty

geo said...

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

The Tempest, yes?

HellisEmpty said...

Indeed - I do begin to have bloody thoughts