May 8, 2010

Life-Changing Invention

I've had the greatest idea that I can't wait to patent: a cell phone that rings on command.

I am positive that my invention will change the world. It will help people escape boring meetings, wriggle out of awkward situations, or even flaunt one's newfound happiness at one's ex.

How many times have you prayed in vain for the phone to ring? For example, at work:

Boss: Do you have some time right now? I wanted to discuss how to convert our 6,529 escalation requests to a new format. I'm afraid it'll have to be done manually but the new format is much better. It has blue column headers, which are way nicer than orange, so we really need to do it and I'd like you to be in charge. I'll expect status reports every half hour and if you have any ideas about how to work more efficiently, run them by me first.

ring, ring

You (pretending to answer the phone): Hello? Grandma? Grandma!! Are you OK?? Oh my God! Don't try to get up, I'll be right there!!

or

Colleague: Hey, I was hoping to meet with you for a few hours today to discuss new naming conventions for effective dating. I've got some great ideas about this but we need to do a detailed impact analysis and of course survey all of our customers. We wouldn't want to just pick a name at random, ha ha. Do you have some time right now?

You: That sounds awesome, thanks for including me. Let me just...

ring, ring

You (pretending to look at the incoming number): I have to take this one. (pretending to answer the phone) Talk to me. What? When? That's not good. He did? You gotta be kidding me. The Big Guy wants me to handle it? OK, then I need you to forward me ALL the paperwork, yesterday. Great, thanks, I'll take care of it. (to your colleague) Sorry, I gotta run but let's definitely catch up about this later.

There are useful non-work applications as well. For example, what if you run into your ex on the street, the one you stalked for 6 months after he dumped you as an embarassing prelude to spending the next 6 months hiding out in your apartment eating Ben and Jerry's.

Him (embarassed): Uh, hi.

You (big smile, eyes wide, shoulders back, chest out, show those pearly whites... you know the drill): Well, hi! Fancy running into you here. You look, um, really great. I was just...

ring, ring

You (giggling self-consciously): Oh, excuse me just one second. Hello? (in a lowered voice) Hi, darling, I was just thinking about you. No, I'm not busy. Yes, I did, that was so thoughtful. They're my favorite. I didn't have enough vases so I had to donate some to the senior home. I hope you don't mind. What? Yes, of course I like jewelry, why? A surprise? When? Paris?? Oh, darling, that sounds wonderful. I can't wait. Me too. I love you more. No, I love you more. Bye bye lover, see you tonight. Mwa! mwa! mwa!

Am I a genius or what?

20 comments:

  1. Mowhahaha! Many a time I've wished to be saved by the bell... How will this new phone be activated: by mind power and desperation?

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  2. Girl, the phone isn't half as creative as the scenarios you came up with!! Too funny.

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  3. Ha! Those were funny scenarios.

    I always hated the "You gotta minute?" hallway meet-ups. Ring-ring.

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  4. I'll take 2, no 3. There are MANY times in my life I could use this...

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  5. Yes. You are a genius! I need one of those to rescue me from embarrassig situations. (Of course I have created those situations.)

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  6. YOu need to make an app for that!

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  7. I think you're really onto something here!

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  8. You market it, I will buy it!

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  9. You. Are. Genius! :)

    Happy Mother's Day! :)

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  10. Thanks for the post.Yeah certainly....great invention.How i wish things could be done this way.Look forward to hearing from you soon again.

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  11. Oh yeah, you are a genius! I've been thinking about this for an iPhone app (great minds think alike).

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  12. I'm with Pulsipher on this one -- you definitely need to make an app for that!

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  13. Thanks for sharing your great idea. Yes it's a great invention,I'll try plz market it.
    TK. Happy blogging

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  14. Hai,thanks for your such a great invention.Really you are genius,

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  15. You're definitely on to something.

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  16. Funny! I have such a thing on my cellphone. You just have to fumble a bit with your cellphone while it is hidden away, press a certain button which activates the "täuschungsanruf" and rrring ring you may be excused.

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