The other half of the conversation
Do you recognize the guy pictured at right? He's been touting Verizon's superior wireless network. But-- did you notice something? All the commercials ever show us is this guy. Who's on the other end of the phone?
Well, let's find out...
Scene opens with a nerdy looking guy in thick, black-frame glasses walking up a street, toward the camera. He carries a cell phone. The phone is held to his ear as he walks.
He abruptly stops. His eyes glance upwards as he poses the question:
Can you hear me now?
The NERDY GUY pauses for a moment.
The NERDY GUY takes a few more steps.
He abruptly stops. His eyes glance upwards, and...
We switch views to a dimly lit scientific laboratory. The only light source is from the display panels that pepper the console in front of a LAB TECHNICIAN.
The LAB TECHNICIAN sits in front of a bank of oscilloscopes. He wears a headset that dwarfs his own head. As he sits, he is operating the panel in front of him. He is busily dialing knobs and flipping switches. He reaches for the largest dial and rotates it up to the highest setting, labeled "11".
The LAB TECHNICIAN leans inward, eyes shifted to the side, as if he is straining after something.
As we listen in to the headset, we faintly hear, along with the oscilloscopes reacting in turn, with a very low yield:
.....sssshhhhh me... ow?... shhhssss....
The LAB TECHNICIAN seizes the mic on the headset. He shouts into it, with all his might:
Flash back to NERDY GUY:
The NERDY GUY continues to walk.
FADE TO BLACK.
LazyWeb wish: a video for this mini-script. I would love to see that.
By the way, is it just me, or doesn't this strike you as
one of the silliest way s to test the reliability of a cell phone network? If this is really how they do it, no wonder the service ain't all that great. If I were them, I certainly wouldn't advertise that this is the best they can do.