Communication without limits!!

1 08 2008

telephoneWelcome to the era of Communication without limits!

Read the following telephone conversation of a man in his office and you will get the idea! (Remember its only one person whose words you can read i.e. we are on one end of the conversation on phone)

((( Rrrrring rrrrring )))

-Hello Bob?…Did you review the contract I sent you?

-…So its finished? You’ll send it to me by e-mail?

-What? My e-mail address? Frankly, I don’t remember it!!

-Just a minute, let me check…


-No, no, that’s my home e-mail address!

-Listen I can’t find it. Let me check and call you back.

-Oh!…You’re going for lunch…

-Ok, I’ll send you the address by fax. You’ll have it when you get back. OK!

-Ok. So give me your fax number.

-What! You don’t know it?

-Ok, here’s what we’ll do. You e-mail me your fax number and I’ll fax you my e-mail address…

-No, that won’t work. Wait, I’m getting mixed up… Let me think…

-So… Humm…

-Ok… Well… Yeah…

-What’s your cell phone number?

-Oh your battery is dead… Mine too…

-Ok, listen, here’s what we’ll do… You charge your cell phone battery, I’ll call you in a couple of hours and leave you my email address in your voicemail.

-Then you take my email address in your voicemail and you email me your fax number.

-Then I can fax you my e-mail address.

-That’s plan A. Now for plan B! I send myself an e-mail to see what my e-mail address is, and then i record a message for you in my voicemail.

…when you get it, you send me the answer on my pager…so then, I send you a fax with my e-mail address.

-Complicated? No, its not at all complicated…

-We just need a bit o coordination…and luck…

-There’s also a third possibility that’s much simpler: plan C… You send me the contract directly by express messenger.

-Yeah!…its the best plan strategically speaking…

-But actually, I have a small question…

-…what was I supposed to send you by email? My e-mail address, my fax number, my cell number, pager, telephone?

-Oh! You don’t remember either.

-It would probably be a good idea to have a periodic bilateral coordination meetings concerning protocols for internal communications.

-But anyway, since your office is at the other end of the corridor, I’ll come by to pick it up in two minutes…Ok? Bye!

And the moral:

Thanks to technology, we can now waste time with an efficiency until now unimaginable, all in the name of saving time…

Source: A presentation