Daffodils and AT&T

Every once in a while, I am in the middle of an eloquent sentence, and just letting the poetic slide from my tongue.You know how it is.

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,

Silence. I realise there is no reciprocation. It’s as if the other person isn’t there. Okay, I agree that wasn’t me it was old Wordsworth with his silly daffodils, but it could have been me with the ripe troubles of life, like the vast canvas poem I once wrote.

Why? That can’t be right. I mean, that thing that I just said was pretty hot stuff, and the folks I am talking to aren’t that insensitive to my needs of dialogue. I reach for my handkerchief, to wipe away the tears, when I find my call failed.

Call Failed. Try again? The phone looks at me with a touch of innocence.

Well, I can try again, but you should know that hot stuff like daffodils don’t just roll off the same way again. What comes out is a dull, and slightly drooping daffodil, just wilting by the window in the sun. Just imagine what humanity would have lost if Wordsworth had tried calling in the poem to his fiancee to write down immediately before he forgets, and AT&T dropped the call? (One could argue of course that the vast canvas poem was worth being dropped, but that is entirely a matter of perception. )

I have an iphone that I love for all of its features except its signal quality. I thought it was just me till Jon Stewart endorsed my view on his daily show. I have to say that I totally love his jab at AT&T and Apple.
http://www.dailytech.com/Jon+Stewart+Goes+After+Steve+Jobs+Apple+ATT+and+Appholes/article18263.htm
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I mean, if you wanna break down someone’s door, why don’t you start with AT&T, for God sakes? They make your amazing phone unusable as a phone! I mean, seriously! How do you drop four calls in a one-mile stretch of the West Side Highway! There’re no buildings around! What, does the open space confuse AT&T’s signal?!

Today, I was sitting and minding my own business when AT&T calls and badgers me about some random thing like plan changes or something, and AT&T drops their own call. HA! And HA! again.

Justice.

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9 thoughts on “Daffodils and AT&T”

  1. Loved all your poems. I thought those “dropped” last lines are intended poetry :p Now I know the truth now.

    ATT dropping their own marketing call..that was brilliant!!
    I am going to adopt this approach..making scratchy noises before hanging up on marketing calls šŸ™‚

    1. Well….you only loved my po – the ems were mine alone šŸ˜¦

      As for dropping AT&T mktg calls, you really don’t have to try hard, just start walking. Chances are, you’ll be dropped like a hot potato sooner or later.

  2. Ha Ha!! In the cottage that we stayed over the weekend, we could get service only if one stood near a particular window, with an incline of 50deg, head turned to the right and standing on one leg.. šŸ™‚
    Saw the daily show segment that you are talking about. Apparently, iphone might be switching to Verizon. This, we were told by a security officer at a federal office. When we were being screened, this officer looked at Suresh gravely and said, “Let me ask you a question” making him nervous, only to talk about iphone and its service.. šŸ™‚

    1. Tell me about it. The husband dear said he has a lifetime to talk to me when I said I’ll call again around 11 p.m. šŸ™‚ Then, I got the whole story of no signal and incline!

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