Earlier today, I was at Best Buy looking for a new home phone. (Disclaimer: A telephone is a device for transmitting audio messages from one person to another using an advanced form of communications called “complete sentences”. Kids, text your parents about it.)
The phones that were out of the boxes all had a sticker over the display, showing the large, friendly character font for the caller ID, indicating how easily you can tell that your old friend UNAVAILABLE is calling from UNKNOWN NUMBER.
In this case, all of the phones had the same sticker, indicating that a call was coming in from Charlie Johnson at 800-222-3111. However, in my haste, I misread the name. In one of my Duck of the Day moments, I swore that the name on the incoming call was Charlize Theron.
Note to the good people in marketing at AT&T: People (or maybe just me and a few others) would be much more likely to buy AT&T land line phones if they included receiving calls from Charlize Theron (shown below trying to make a phone call, possibly to an AT&T land line subscriber).
Author’s Note: In the course of doing research for this post (Disclaimer: looking for a picture of Charlize Theron holding a phone), I discovered the picture below.
Apparently, in her younger days, Charlize Theron was Scarlett Johansson. (Disclaimer: A land line that receives calls from Scarlett Johansson would also have marketing potential.)