We are currently making preparations to open an office in West Virginia. That brings excitement but also many tasks which include trying to figure out what phone numbers we want to use in that market.
Because television advertisements only run for 30 seconds or even less, you strive for a number that can easily be remembered and immediately dialed. That’s what brings me to a story on the importance of remembering phone numbers.
Despite the fact that I know that anything can be googled to search for information, I was still humored when someone sent me a listing of some of the more curious 911 calls. Here is one that reminds on the importance of the number:
Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What is the nature of your emergency? Caller: I’m trying to reach nine eleven but my phone doesn’t have an eleven on it.
Dispatcher: This is nine eleven. Caller: I thought you just said that it was nine-one-one.
Dispatcher: Yes, ma’am nine-one-one and nine-eleven are the same thing. Caller: Honey, I may be old, but I’m not stupid.
And finally, for pic o’ day, I never get tired of “trick-or-treat” pictures: