Louis C.K. is right - the shittiest cellphone on the market right now is an amazing piece of technology that, in its design and abilities, exceeded all expectations we had for hand-held devices twenty years ago (this is not the quote of the week, by the way). Business folk, plagued by the email-separation anxiety disorder, are especially grateful for the remedy introduced by BlackBerry twelve years ago. I know people (not me, though) who give an impression that they were born with a black thingy, adorned with a tiny LCD screen, growing out of the palms of their hands. Some of these addicts have become virtuoso thumb-typers. Still, from time to time the minuscule QWERTY keyboards respond with some hilarious pearls.
The following is taken from an actual email exchange between a Logistics Manager in front of her computer and a Sales Manager on his BlackBerry.
I have to let go of the truck I've reserved for today's loading because we haven't heard from your customer.
I was working so hard to avoid letting the trick go.