February 22, 2010

Sign(age) of the times

In a response to a down economy, the definition of a "roadside emergency" has apparently been expanded to include the breakdown of, among other things, your TV remote control.


I like the delivery idea, because there are certainly days when I can't muster up the energy to drive the half-mile to the CVS, but let's be honest: if you are someone who requires help with installation, then I'm not sure AAA can provide you with the help you really need...  

6 comments:

Dagny Taggart said...

Haha. Though, I dunno. Do the DVD players in minivans come with remote controls? If so, a parent of several small children, in the middle of a long drive through the hinterlands, might well consider lack of batteries to be a real roadside emergency.

And might well need the extra set of hands for installation!

Andrew said...

delivered AND INSTALLED in case you can't get the back panel of your remote open...

107810484990063099231 said...

delivered AND INSTALLED in case you can't get the back panel of your remote open...

Ewe4Two said...

The sad this is that there are probably a lot of people out there who really think that is what these people are advertising.

Brian said...

DT - I would want a remote control, but only so that I could use it to control the players in other cars.

But you're right, I had not considered the Waltons-on-holiday scenario; this may be a more valuable service than I had previously thought...

Andrew - Right. And if you can't get the back panel open, then installation is the least of your worries, I'd imagine.

Ewe - I really hope so. I would love to hear the transcript of those phone calls...

lacochran's evil twin said...

This reminds me of the scotch tape store skit on SNL from years ago. Talk about specialization!

 
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