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How To Make Friends By Telephone :: a useful how-to book from the 1940's
posted by anastasiav (22 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nifty! Very business-oriented, which I suppose would make sense.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 8:25 AM on May 27, 2004


GLUB-GLUB-MO-BLON
posted by Pretty_Generic at 8:28 AM on May 27, 2004


Damn, PG, you beat me to it!
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:38 AM on May 27, 2004


this is a priceless treasure
posted by troutfishing at 8:57 AM on May 27, 2004


Comment adorable.
posted by y2karl at 9:18 AM on May 27, 2004


I'm changing my voicemail greeting to GLUB-GLUB-MO-BLON.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 9:24 AM on May 27, 2004


The "scribbles" are fascinating too: little staircases going through nearly every paragraph. Why?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 9:30 AM on May 27, 2004


Thankyouthankyouthankyou!
posted by carter at 9:39 AM on May 27, 2004


I love this! I remember in the early 70s in second grade they showed us all one of those classroom guidance type films about how to use the phone. Even when I was 7, it seemed so affected and ridiculous. I'd love to see that film again.
posted by GaelFC at 10:00 AM on May 27, 2004


GLUB-GLUB-MO-BLON
posted by euphorb at 10:13 AM on May 27, 2004


GLUB-GLUB-MO-BLON


I smell SUCCESSFUL MEME!
posted by drezdn at 11:13 AM on May 27, 2004


Hopefully not.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:22 AM on May 27, 2004


Thanks anastaviav. Or should I say GLUB-GLUB-MO-BLON? Probably not.
posted by squealy at 11:57 AM on May 27, 2004


I want to make friends with that chick on the cover.
posted by Faze at 11:59 AM on May 27, 2004


Hopefully not.

That's adorable! I'd date him! I mean, if my current boyfriend didn't object..
posted by jheiz at 12:07 PM on May 27, 2004


Can I get a shirt with that on it?
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Facinating how far we've come in our social intellect. For example on page 4 it says to "speak to the person at the other end of the line, not to the telephone." the interesting thing here is that I'd never really thought of it any other way...
posted by woil at 1:37 PM on May 27, 2004


I'm gonna have to try it the other way. "Yes Mr. Telephone, could you tell them that I said 'okay'?"
posted by arto at 2:48 PM on May 27, 2004


put it on ebay! British Telecom used to have a booklet that advised you to stand up when speaking to people or organisations that might make you nervous. It works for me. These days there should be a booklet about how to deal with menus and call centre robots
posted by terrymiles at 3:37 PM on May 27, 2004


IVRs/phone menus: just press 0 for an operator... it works almost every time! of course, you may not get to the right department but you'll be speaking to a real person! and that's a heckuva lot more reassuring than taking that extra fifteen seconds to go through a phone menu!
posted by mojo80 at 4:56 PM on May 27, 2004


Here you go, woil.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:15 AM on May 28, 2004


Heh.

*looks for credit card*
posted by carter at 7:43 AM on May 28, 2004


British Telecom used to have a booklet that advised you to stand up when speaking to people or organizations that might make you nervous.

Probably the same reason most workshops make you stand up if you are using anything dangerous like polishing machines or grinders. Standing up makes you more aware and alert, probably something about the brain making sure you aren't falling over.
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 11:28 AM on May 28, 2004


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