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A fascinating collection of intriguing stories revealed by cell phone yakkers and eavesdroppers across the globe.
You will be charmed by touching romantic connections; you’ll lose yourself in wild lost-and-found escapades; you’ll cheer at poignant, lifesaving 911 calls—and then howl with laughter at pranksters’ antics, absurd customer service calls, and wacky insurance claims.
Go ahead . . . eavesdrop guiltlessly.
In a Cell Phone Minute moves at the speed of sound, with the stories ticking away a cell phone minute. The book roams from the strange to the interesting to the hilarious faster than you can say “Hello?”
A few of the subjects covered in the book:
love is in the air
lost & found
saved by the cell
jest kidding ; )
The book is shaped like and opens vertically like a flip-top phone.
When I was selling cell phones two years ago, a lady came into the store to buy a cell phone for herself and her daughter. The daughter was about my age and very cute. After they bought the phone and signed up, they inquired about how to use some of the features. I explained how to plug in the numbers and save names. Then I demonstrated how to do it by deliberately typing in my own phone number and saving it as “Customer Service.” The daughter got the hint and called me a few days later. We’ve been dating ever since.
A number of e-mails at our law firm go out to
the entire firm. A partner in the firm received one of these e-mails while he was flying on an airplane. He read the e-mail, then absentmindedly put his BlackBerry down on the seat next to him and dozed off.
The BlackBerry slipped under him and he inadvertently sent a reply to the entire list on that e-mail—every single person in the firm—with a part of his anatomy not customarily used for typing. Somehow he hit a combination of l’s and m’s, so the response that came back to all of us was, “mmmmmmmmmm lllllllllmmmmmmmmm, llllllllllllll, mmlllllllllmmlllm.” We loved it so much we printed it out!
Apparently he has a very dexterous posterior.
A Jersey City driver was pulled over by police because his registration had expired. The driver told the officer that he just hadn’t gotten around to renewing it. He was admonished by the officer who told him that it was no excuse—especially since it was easy to renew online. The officer said he would have to issue a summons and call for a tow truck because it was illegal for unregistered vehicles to be on the road.
The driver found the renewal form tucked behind the visor in his car. While the officer was writing up the ticket in his patrol car, the resourceful driver called a friend on his cell phone, quickly gave him the required credit card and access code information, and had the friend renew for him online. When he was handed the ticket, the driver told the astonished officer that the car was now registered. The officer confirmed it and canceled the tow truck. The driver still got ticketed but his ingenuity and cell phone spared him from having to go to the pound to retrieve his car.
Karen Brown, Wireless Week
"Author dials into human nature. If cell phones could talk, what tales they'd tell! Author Judy Reiser is giving them a voice with her book"
Peter Kennelly, Wireless Flash
If you’ve got a cell phone, you’ve got a story. That’show author Judy Reiser calls it after interviewing hundreds of people for her book, a collection of wacky, romantic and weird cell phone stories.
Polly Summar, Albuquerque Journal
"If you've ever been amused or irritated by a cell phone, you may LOL at this cell phone-shaped book."
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