Monkey see monkey do-dad
Friday December 30th 2011, 10:34 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

Richard said, reasonably enough, that I shouldn’t buy a phone I haven’t tried to actually hear on.

And so John and I went to the local Verizon store. The manager set up an Iphone 4S at full volume and I called home.

Standing in a noisy room full of people, I heard every word. It helped that I was talking to my husband and knew his voice well, but still–had it been my current phone, I would not have been able to make out a thing, even in speakerphone mode. Wow. Sold.

The manager came back over and chatted us up a bit. Can you turn Siri up louder too? No, he was sorry, you could not. John mentioned that we were going to buy online and the guy said that unless something said internet exclusive, he could match anything there. Double data on the droids? Sure.

Hey. We went home and grabbed Richard.

The process took hours, it was crazy, but it’s done. (Well, almost, the Iphones were on backorder and will be mailed.)

Annnnnd… There being rung up too and waiting for the system to do its belabored thing was a dad with a toddler being very well behaved but very bored at the very long process.

Lo and behold: a hand sanitizer dispenser to my left–thank you Verizon!–before I reached into my purse and found, you guessed it, a little banana-chomping monkey handknit finger puppet to entertain the little boy with and his older sister who suddenly appeared next to her daddy when there was something interesting to investigate. Sharing commenced and they were actually happy about it.

The dad went from tired to glowing. It was worth going in just to see that.

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Hooray!! I’m glad it was such a happy ending… backorders aside.

Comment by Channon 12.31.11 @ 5:42 am

Cool! And I hope the puppet sharing does wonders to boost your health too. Like sharing laughter, you can’t help but feel better. I like Verizon too.

Comment by DebbieR 12.31.11 @ 8:01 am

Verizon all around — we switched to it almost 10 years ago just because they had the biggest network at the time that didn’t involved extra charges in the places we most went — so glad you found something that you like and can actually use! and as always, you are spreading sunshine wherever you go — it’s so awesome

Comment by Bev 12.31.11 @ 8:57 am

Hey, cool! You get Siri, too! You’ve got to drop by one day so I can talk to ‘her’.

So glad you are getting what you both want and need! Congrats, and Happy New Year!

Comment by Don Meyer 12.31.11 @ 10:08 am

I am grateful that you introduced me to the hand puppets back then. I keep a couple in each bag and they do come in handy, especially if parents are getting a bit frustrated with a little one.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 12.31.11 @ 2:35 pm

Bless your heart for always having hand puppets with you! 😀 Now, try to get some rest…

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 01.04.12 @ 10:07 pm

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