Archive for Mobiles

Killed Someone Because Of Your ‘Mobile’?

Posted in America, Britain, Canada, England, European Union, Mobile Phone, News, Police, Teens, Traffic with tags , , , , on 01/01/2017 by floroy1942
Texting While Driving - Sheer Madness!

Texting While Driving – Sheer Madness!

These days people are addicted to their mobile phones. How often do you get someone who bumps into you in a shopping centre or on the street because their whole attention is on texting on their mobile? I see it almost daily, and the majority are young people. Drivers in town or on the motorway can often be seen on their mobile while driving, and it causes many accidents and deaths because their whole attention is not on the road.

In Britain alone more than 17,000 people were taken to court last year for using their mobile while driving, and that is only a fraction of those that do it. The number of accidents, and deaths on the roads has skyrocketed since the introduction of mobile phones. So what do we do about it?

I’m of the firm opinion that legislation should be introduced that prevents the use of mobiles while driving. There have been various attempts by governments to limit this situation, notably in California USA with fines, but are they enough? The British Department for Transport is pushing for all mobiles to be blocked when a vehicles engine is switched on. I think this is a good idea which could well save many lives.

I am sure that if someone needs to make a call they should pull over and turn off the engine so the phone will work again. Once the call has been made they can continue.

There is however one problem that must be overcome, and that is the use of navigation systems that are on many mobiles. I am sure however that this problem could be solved. The most important thing is to prevent incoming calls and using the phone to make a call.

It would not be difficult with today’s technology to have a small item installed in the car that will prevent incoming and outgoing calls, text messages and data. I believe the sooner these methods are installed the better it will be for road safety. It must be law that your car or truck have one of these items installed, with very severe penalties for those who do not.

The introduction of such a device on new cars would be no problem, but those already on the road must have it installed within a certain time limit. Those who do not abide by this rule must either receive a heavy fine or have their car taken away from them.

Road deaths have increased tremendously since the introduction of the mobile phone and it is easy to say that such measures are somewhat authoritarian, but just imagine how many lives would be saved. I am sure those people who have lost family members due to such an incident would agree.

When you drive it is essential to have your full attention on the road ahead of you.

More Nonsense

Posted in America, Australia, British Humour, Canada, England, European Union, Modern World, News, Religion, Teens with tags , , , , on 03/02/2015 by floroy1942

Something to brighten your day:

Old Age Sex

Two Black Guys

Two black guys were in a bar talking, and one says to the other, “You ever notice after you have sex with a white woman that your eyes burn, your nose burns and you get all teary-eyed?”
The second black guy says, “Yeah, all the time.”
The First one asked, “Why is that?”
The second says, “I’m pretty sure it’s the pepper spray.”

NYPD officer beating an unarmed black person in broad daylight;

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Larry and Bob

Larry and Bob, two friends, met in the park every day to feed the pigeons, watch the squirrels and discuss world problems. One day Larry didn’t show up.

Bob didn’t think much about it and figured maybe he had a cold or something. But after Larry hadn’t shown up for a week or so, Bob really got worried. However, since the only time they ever got together was at the park, Bob didn’t know where Larry lived, so he was unable to find out what had happened to him.

A month had passed, and Bob figured he had seen the last of Larry, but one day, Bob approached the park and — lo and behold — there sat Larry! Bob was very excited and happy to see him and told him so. Then he said, ‘For crying out loud Larry, what in the world happened to you?

Larry replied, ‘I have been in jail.’

‘Jail!’ cried Bob. What in the world for?’

‘Well,’ Larry said, ‘you know Jane, that cute little blonde waitress at the coffee shop where I sometimes go?’

‘Yeah,’ said Bob, ‘I remember her. What about her?

‘Well, one day she filed rape charges against me; and, at 89 years old, I was so proud that when I got into court, I pleaded ‘guilty’. ‘The damn judge gave me 30 days for perjury’.

The Mobile Phone Age

Proxy

One day there were three nuns standing outside the gates of heaven waiting to enter. St. Peter approached them and asked the first nun, “Do you know who the first man was on earth?”She said, “Ummm that’s tough …Adam?” Bells rang, Angels sang, the gates opened, and she walked in.

Then St. Peter went to the second nun and asked, “Do you know who the first woman was on earth?” She said, “Ummmm … Eve?” Bells rang, Angels sang, the gates opened, and she walked in.

St. Peter then asked the third and last nun, “What were the first words Eve said to Adam?” The third nun said, “Hmmmm, that’s a hard one.” Bells rang, Angels sang, the gates opened, and she walked right in.

Old Golfers

The Exam

On the last day of his French class, Professor Lint goes over the final exam. “The exam will test your comprehension. It’ll be divided into two parts: a multiple-choice exam, and an oral exam. Heather realizes that she needs to do well on the final exam, or she won’t graduate.

After class, she meets Professor Lint in his office. “Professor Lint,” she says in a sexy voice, “I don’t think I’m going to pass the class, and I was hoping you could help me out.” Pretty soon, Heather and the professor are having wild sex in his office.

Afterwards, Heather asks, “How’s my comprehension?”

“So far so good,” the professors says, “but you need to come back tomorrow at noon.”

“What’s tomorrow?” “Tomorrow,” Professor Lint says, “is the oral part of the exam.”

Gaga

Flight Emergency

An air traffic control tower suddenly lost communications with a small twin engine aircraft. A moment later the tower landline rang and was answered by one of the employees. The passenger riding with the pilot who lost communications was on a cellular phone and yelled “Mayday, Mayday!! The pilot had passed out. I grabbed his cell phone out of his pocket and he had told me before we took off he had the tower on his speed dial memory. I am flying upside down at 18,000 feet and travelling at 180 mph. Mayday, Mayday!!”

The employee in the tower had put him on speaker phone immediately. “Calm down, we acknowledge you and we will guide you down after a few questions. The first thing is not to panic, remain calm!!”. He began his series of questions.
Tower: “How do you know you are travelling at 18,000 feet??”
Aircraft: “I can see that it reads 18,000 feet on the dials in front of me”. Tower: “Okay, that is good, remain calm. How do you know you are travelling at 180 mph??”
Aircraft: “I can see that it reads 180 mph on the dials in front of me”.
Tower: Okay, that is good. How do you know you’re flying upside down??”
Aircraft: “Because the crap in my pants is sliding out of my collar.”

weight watcher

 

‘Til next time.

Roy.

Apple Fleecing Their Customers?

Posted in America, Britain, England, Europe, Mobile Phone, Modern World, News, Teens, UK, USA with tags , , , , on 10/03/2014 by floroy1942

I have always known that Apple products are ridiculously expensive, but an article I read today really brings home how much profit the company is making on its goods.

iPhone 5S

iPhone 5S

The example given was for the Apple iPhone 5S 16G model which gives Apple a staggering 41.4% profit on each item sold. The production cost of this phone, which is sold in the UK for £549, is a mere £129. This includes the research and development costs, marketing and distribution, and VAT.

IPhone costProduction of the other models with greater memory capacity like the 32G and 64G versions give the company even more profit. The 32G model sells for £629, an increase of £80 for the extra memory, but the production costs are only £6 more than the 16G model. The 64G phone costs consumers an extra £160, at £709 with only a difference of £12 in production costs over the 16G model.

It used to be argued that Apple products were more stable and reliable than other manufacturers, but is that still true today? For many, to go that extra mile and buy an Apple product was worth it because they were superior to other models on the market, but those days are now long gone. With stiff competition coming from companies like Samsung, it is now more a question of getting value and reliability for your hard-earned cash.  In the past this has always been a good reason to buy from Apple.

I must admit that both my wife and I have iPhones, but there is now a big question mark over whether we will buy another one. My phone has been exchanged for a new one three times because of problems, and my wife has had hers changed twice. So to be honest, reliability is not a very good reason to continue.

There is little doubt that you cannot fault Apple on their product guarantee service, for there is no haggling or being brushed off with excuses, the item is exchanged for a new one on the spot. For this I applaud the company, for there are few with such a good reputation in this area. It can be argued however, that with such a huge profit margin they can afford to do this.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

In my view, since the demise of Steve Jobs the company has gone downhill in many ways, the most important being reliability. Apple is trying to pack too much technology into their phones. These days they can do just about everything except fry an egg.

It is a fact of life that the more technical things become, the more things can go wrong. I believe manufacturers should remain aware of this. But you see, it is the march of progress, and each company must come up with new gadgets to beat the competition. When I had my 3S phone I kept it for four years without a single problem, but ever since I upgraded I get problems, hence having it changed three times under the guarantee.

Too Much Technology Can Lead To Crash And Burn!

Too Much Technology Can Lead To Crash And Burn!

There can be little doubt that feeding the gadget hungry young people of today will continue with companies like Apple, and eventually we may well be able to fry an egg with the phone, but it will all come crashing down when people realise that reliability is also important.

Roy.

The Hidden Menace In Today’s Society

Posted in America, Britain, Child Discipline, Children, England, Health, News, Parenting, Teens, UK with tags , , , , on 10/02/2014 by floroy1942

Disco’s, pubs, parties, we all enjoy a great night out don’t we? Its great to be able to listen to your favourite music while on the bus or in the car on the way home, and we all thank the guy who invented the mobile. Let’s face it, life without music would be pretty boring, right? It does not matter what your music taste is, we all need something to distract us from the worries and problems we face in the turbulent lives we lead today.

A Great Night Out But.....

A Great Night Out But…..

The young people of today love a night out at the local disco, and those a little older enjoy an evening at the local pub with perhaps a group playing in the lounge. It sounds like good fun, but therein lies a hidden menace. Ever had a ‘boom boom’ car pass you by on the street? Young people in the car with the music so loud you can hear the boom of the drum from half a kilometer away.

Ever since the rise of pop music, groups, D.J’s and disco’s seem to think that the only way to play music is at maximum volume. Let me put a question to you:- How many times have you been to a disco where the music is so loud you can’t hear yourself think? In some places the walls vibrate because it is so loud. The sad thing is, being young and carefree, no-one thinks of the problems they will experience later in life because of this addiction to loud music.

Too Loud?

Too Loud?

It has got to the stage today where loud has become so normal, that if someone passes you on the street listening to music on their mobile through ear pieces, you can hear it from two metres away. It has to be LOUD because that is what they are used to. While the senses may love it, one part of the body is literally cringing. By that of course I mean the ears.

It has been proven that as many as two thirds of people attending a disco, pub, party or gig have ringing in the ears when they leave. This is a danger sign. According to the survey carried out by the campaign group Action on Hearing Loss as many as a third of people ignore the safe listening levels on their music players.

Sounds Great, But Too Loud And You Will Be Sorry

Sounds Great, But Too Loud And You Will Be Sorry

Its surprising how long people listen to music these days. According to the survey, about a half of those polled listen to music from one to six hours a day. Several hours a day listening to music at high volume will mean only one thing eventually -Tinnitus.

Tinnitus can take many forms, beginning with a slight buzzing in the ears it can develop to an overwhelming cacophony of noise in your head that you can do nothing about. In some cases people have been driven to suicide after months of loud noises in their head. It can affect your concentration and even prevent sleep.

What is also amazing in this survey is that one in ten did not even know what tinnitus is, with 3% thinking it was ‘big ears’ and 4% said ‘a repetitive strain injury’. I can tell you that when you get it, you will certainly know what it is.

It Can Be Dangerous

It Can Be Dangerous

Sadly, it is impossible to educate people, especially teenagers, into the dangers of loud music because the resultant problems are too far away in the future for them to contemplate. It will only be when they get to middle-age or older that real tinnitus will manifest itself, and by then its too late. Another disturbing factor is a loss of hearing. Meaning in effect that you can become partially deaf as the damage to your ears accelerates.

Lightning Flight Line

Lightning Flight Line

I know all about this problem for I have had it. I spent a total of 37 years working on aircraft, and in my younger days didn’t worry if I forgot my ear defenders when entering the flight line. When necessary I just put my fingers in my ears, but the trouble is you cannot work like that. Walking or working on the flight line with jet engines running as aircraft maneuvered just a few feet away, or took off and landed was something I never worried about at the time. But I came regret my stupidity in later years.

Tinnitus Is Not Something You Want

Tinnitus Is Not Something You Want

When I got to my middle fifties I began getting a faint ringing in my ears that did not stop for many hours. A few years later it became like a flock of birds all twittering loudly at the same time. Now that I am retired I do not get it as often, but I am 60% deaf in my right ear and 25% on my left side. Mine was never a really bad case, but I drive my wife crazy sometimes when I ask, “What did you say?” I know people who have had it so bad they sometimes cannot sleep at night for the noise is loud and there 24/7.

You Could End Up With One Of These

You Could End Up With One Of These

We all think we can be stupid when we are young because old age is so far away, but when tinnitus strikes you certainly regret your youthful stupidity. Time perhaps for the younger generation to start thinking of taking ear plugs with them when they go to the disco, and to turn down the volume on the car radio and mobile. When all is said and done, it is up to the parents to guide their offspring in this area by making them aware of the dangers.

Roy.

So The EU Wants To Limit My Speed

Posted in Britain, England, Europe, Germany, Insanity, Modern World, Police, Politics, Spain, UK with tags , , , , on 03/09/2013 by floroy1942

It has just been announced that the EU is planning to have all cars in Europe fitted with automatic speed limiters that will come into effect every time you pass a speed limit sign. Well for my money they can kiss my backside! While some may believe that it could cut down on accidents I very much doubt it. The reason I think that is because in my view most are caused by driver crass stupidity, alcohol, drugs, or mobile phones.

How The System Works

How The System Works

It is said the system will involve camera’s being mounted on every car to read the available speed limit signs, and a black box somewhere in the car which will beam it on to a satellite from which the command will come back to apply the brakes. It seems the system will have three options, Firstly it will give an audible warning, secondly it will slow the car down but give the driver the option of turning the device off, or it will be mandatory.  I think the ‘mandatory’ bit is certainly fraught with danger, audible warnings will often be disregarded and if you can switch it off what’s the point of having it in the first place. Doesn’t make sense to me! What about when a lorry or van is parked on the side of the road obscuring the speed limit sign from the camera? Oops – we haven’t thought of that!

Whooosh And Its Gone

Whooosh And Its Gone

Can you even begin to imagine what this ‘law’ would do to the stocks and shares of Ferrari, Lamborghini and other super fast car manufacturers? I simple cannot imagine a Ferrari being restricted to a maximum of 70mph which is the top speed limit in the UK reserved for motorways. The only country in Europe where you would be able to ‘let-rip’ would be Germany, because I can never see them accepting something as crass as this.

The EU plan is for every new car to be fitted with the device and they plan, apparently, to make it law that all cars already on the road must have it fitted. As a car owner I wonder who is going to pay for this contraption (there is no other word for it) to be fitted to my car? Me? Not bloody likely!

Having lived on the Costa del Sol in Spain for a several years now I can attest to the stupidity of some drivers, in fact I have frequently said most of them here should not be allowed to control a kiddie’s three-wheel bike, let alone a car. On four separate occasions at a particular set of traffic lights on a junction in Marbella I have almost been rammed in the side by idiots who think red lights don’t apply to them. You see it on the roads here every day.

Marbella A7 - One In The Middle Lane One In The Outside Lane And Not Another Car In Sight

Marbella A7 – One In The Middle Lane One In The Outside Lane And Not Another Car In Sight

They love the outside lane on two lane carriageways and the middle lane on three-lane motorways. Very often there is no traffic at all on the inside lane, and everyday you see people overtaking a line of cars on the inside and then forcing their way into the next lane when they come up behind a slow lorry or car.

Coming back from Malaga airport recently on the main three-lane motorway, I saw a black Porsche weaving from one lane to the next at high speed, overtaking in any lane that had a gap. I have no idea if he got to his destination, but if he did God was certainly working overtime to keep him alive.

I am aware this sort of behaviour is mostly in the south, for many drivers in the north of Spain are a little better, but when you drive in many countries of Europe as I have done, there are bad, and stupid, drivers in every country. Watching their antics makes you wonder how they ever got their licence.

Just About Right For Some Drivers

Just About Right For Some Drivers

The case for alcohol and drugs causing accidents is well known and  I will not go into it here. But how about the mobile phone? Millions of people answer their mobile while driving, and almost as many are guilty of doing such silly things as texting while driving. All very stupid, for there is no way you can have your brain and  eyes on the road when you are fiddling with the phone trying to type out a text message. It just cannot be done, for the phone requires 100% of your attention. This is often when accidents happen.

Some Statistics - Note The 77%

Some Statistics – Note The 77%

With mobiles in mind, I have said before that the only way to cut out this hazard is for there to be a very short-range jammer fitted on all cars that will prevent the receiving and making of calls while the engine is running. It can be a signal that shuts down the phone completely until the engine is once more switched off. Some will argue, well what about the passengers? Well, to answer that, what if the device was fitted into the steering wheel boss and the beam only covered the drivers position? Signal strength, range and spread can be tailored these days with any radio type device. But that is just an idea, and it will not get the stupid people off the road.

There can be little doubt that the two major accident causes still remain stupidity and alcohol. So far as stupidity goes the only answer there may be to have an automatic device that will lobotomise the driver if he does something silly, but that will take at least 75% of drivers off the road and we can’t have that, but come to think of it, wouldn’t it be heaven, and the planet would love us too. To combat the drunks maybe we need to fit all cars with a breathalyzer in the steering wheel too and the car won’t start until you pass the test.

Motorway

Motorway

Either way I do not see the EU proposal as doing anything useful except maybe causing more accidents in situations where a sudden burst of speed can get you out of trouble. I agree with the commentators who have said that the EU has become a ‘nanny’ state, and I for one am sick of them trying to impose on everyone these idiotic ideas that have not been thought out properly. The only transport system that will totally remove the problem of accidents will be robotic cars where you can relax reading the paper while the car takes you to your destination automatically. Until then EU:- Shove it!

Roy.

Come Back Steve Jobs – Apple Needs You!

Posted in America, Britain, England, Europe, Mobile Phone, Modern World, Spain, UK, USA with tags , , , , on 21/05/2013 by floroy1942
RIP Steve

RIP Steve

I don’t know about you, but I think Apple has gone downhill like an uncontrollable landslide since Steve Jobs passed away. When he was alive, you knew instinctively you could trust their products as being extremely reliable, even if they were very expensive, but you got what you paid for. Nowadays, I’m afraid the Apple image has slipped drastically in my estimation, for they are not at all reliable these days.

iPhone

As an example, I had an iPhone 3S for a very long time and never had a problem with it, but ever since I replaced it with the 4S I have had nothing but trouble, and exactly the same goes for my wife who replaced her old phone with the iPhone 5. My 4S phone has been replaced free of charge a total of 3 times due to problems with it, and my wife’s 5 model has been replaced twice, also because of problems. A further example is that my wife has had to take her recently bought MacBook Air back to the shop three times so far to have faulty components replaced.

Despite all that hassle, we bought an Apple Airport Extreme a couple of days ago for her laptop to boost the almost non-existent Vodafone Wi-Fi signal we pay a fortune for, another bone of contention. Just two metres from the Vodafone box and she cannot get a reliable Wi-Fi signal.

The Airport box was described by the salesman in the Marbella outlet as very simple to install. So far so good! We spent three hours yesterday trying to get our two computers and my wife’s laptop connected, all to no avail. Today we tried again for a further three and a half hours, again without any progress.

Bloody Automated Answering Machine!

Bloody Automated Answering Machine!

In sheer desperation, my wife tried to phone the shop and spent the usual five minutes talking to an automated reply system (don’t you just hate those damned things), and when she finally got to speak to a human she was told she should press 2 and not 3. The woman on the other end could not redirect our call so she had to redial. Again with the bloody machine for five minutes before getting through, and shortly after she did, the phone went dead! Try again! It took another two tries before she eventually got through and was helped. After about fifteen minutes on the phone trying various things, she was told that the box may be faulty and we should change it at the store. ERRGGGH! I don’t know if all Apple stores are the same, but at this one we had to make an appointment just to change the darned apparatus, so I am waiting to see what happens this evening.

All Those Little Electrons and Things.....??

All Those Little Electrons and Things…..??

By this time our blood was boiling, and I realized we should both have stayed in bed for the day, if only for the sake of our blood pressure. Neither my wife nor I are computer illiterate, for we both know our way around in computer systems, even if we are not technically savvy enough to know what actually goes on inside, you know, all those little diodes and other things. We are both capable of changing boards and such when required.

When it comes to modern electronic gadgets of all types, I find that systems are becoming much too complicated for the average customer to handle. Even adding what should be a simple device is becoming more and more difficult. Whatever happened to ‘Plug and Play’? Even phones today are so complicated you need a Degree in Electronics just to operate all the functions.

Nice Helpful People In The Apple Store Marbella.

Nice Helpful People In The Apple Store Marbella.

We have been in the Apple store in Marbella many times, and I must say the staff are, on the whole, extremely polite and efficient which does them credit, but the ever increasing number of faulty products must be costing Apple a lot of money. I must also compliment Apple on their exchange programme, for they are quick to recommend replacement of the product under the guarantee without any hassle.

I have no idea if the current poor reliability is because they are all assembled in China, or just poor design. All I do know, is that we will be thinking twice before buying another Apple product, and if many people go through our experiences I can see Apple’s share of the market falling rapidly.

Whatever Happened to Customer Satisfaction?

Posted in Human Rights, Insanity, Mobile Phone, Modern World, Spain with tags , , , , , , on 20/08/2010 by floroy1942

Am I just getting old or have things really changed on the high street? My wife and I had a very bad experience with a phone company (- – d -f- – -) recently that highlighted, for me, how the attitude of public service companies has changed over the last few decades.

We now live in Spain, and have learned to our cost that you cannot expect the level of service here that you could hope to receive in other countries.

We wanted a faster internet connection than the one we have and went to the aforementioned(?) company for ADSL and fixed phone lines, which on the face of it, seemed like a good deal.

On the Saturday we went to the  shop and were forced to wait 45 minutes in the queue before being helped by an attentive salesman. He explained everything well and we ended up in signing a contract for 18 months and walked out with ‘The Box’.

Upon arriving home we got everything connected up and it seemed to work fine, and was without doubt faster than our current provider, although we only got about half the speed promised by the salesman.

It would be about eight days before the company engineer came and checked everything, in which case we were hoping the speed may improve. The saleman assured us that until the engineer arrived both the Internet and phone service would be free.

The ADSL worked fine for about two hours and then we lost the signal altogether. The software and box both showed we were connected but try as we may, we could not open a single Internet page.

As my wife speaks good Spanish she called the technical help department and all he could come up with was; “we had too many Internet pages open”, because everything seemed to be in order from his end. Even after we explained that we could not open any pages he stuck to his story.

For us it was a warning of what could be to come so we decided to cancel the contract, which we are entitled to do under European Law. My wife phoned the company and told them we wanted to cancel and was told to call another number for this service. This she did but was immediately referred back to the one she had just contacted. We were bounced back and forth for some time and the operators were very rude, to put it mildly.

My wife was by this time extremely stressed from the whole episode and it was some time before she was able to calm herself down.

In desperation we went back to the shop in Marbella on the Monday to hand back the box and get the contract annulled only to be told, after waiting over an hour in the queue, we could not do it at the shop but had to ring the number we had already been in contact with.

Once again we were bounced back and forth between the two numbers until someone obviously took pity on us and decided to give us the help we needed.

Several days later we got a phone call from the company to say we must send the box to an address in Madrid and they would cancel the contract at no extra charge. Finally! I had asked why we could not just take it back to the shop, but the woman was insistent that this was the only way.

So off I went to the Post Office and sent the darned thing off to Madrid at a cost of some 12-14 Euros. They did say the cost of postage should be 6 Euros which would be deducted from our next mobile phone bill. I am holding my breath on that one!

So what is the purpose of this long diatribe you may ask? Well, I guess it is to highlight the way modern companies treat their clients, which manifests itself in the outright rudeness of company operators, the attitude of companies when you complain, and the huge difficulties you face when you want to cancel something.

Naturally, they can’t wait to get their hands on your money and will fall over backwards to get you to sign the contract, but when things go wrong, and a customer dares to complain they suddenly become rude, uncooperative, and in some cases downright nasty.

Of course, this does not apply to all companies, but they are on the increase, and it would seem phone companies are leading the way. A couple of years ago my wife had problems with another phone company M – – -st – – that had threatened to take her to court over a bill she had already paid.

In Holland I had problems with the national phone company just before we moved here because I wanted to cancel the service and have my phone line disconnected. Here in Spain, the national phone company is well known for its complete disregard for its clients, where people can wait up to two years before an engineer arrives to connect your phones.

It all adds up to a very sorry state of affairs when you can no longer have any faith in the service provided by these huge companies. It seems to me that most have just become too big, and with their monopoly on service provision they couldn’t care less what the customer thinks or feels.

Aggravation has become such a part of our daily lives that many don’t even notice it.

As an example, go into your local phone shop for something simple like a ‘Pay-as you-go’ top-up, and see how long you have to stand in line. The shops are always full but there is never enough assistants on hand to help customers.

As we waited on the Monday morning trying to hand in the ADSL box, one woman was there with a salesman for more than 40 minutes, and there were only three assistants in total. In general, when someone is buying a mobile phone it is by necessity a long process, so I have to ask, why are there not more assistants in these shops?

It just adds more fuel to the fire of indifference by modern companies, and I for one, would like to see us go back to the times when, as the saying goes; “The customer is king!”.

Roy.


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