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October 21, 2007 4:05 PM   Subscribe

Waitless.org: a Sprint marketing site, with a lot of useful time saving tips.
posted by blue_beetle (46 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
I think it's kind of stupid that a company like sprint would be allowed a .org for a marketing campaign.
posted by piratebowling at 4:08 PM on October 21, 2007


Anyone can register a .org domain.
posted by ofthestrait at 4:09 PM on October 21, 2007


Say goodbye to separate jars of mustard and mayonnaise!
posted by dhammond at 4:10 PM on October 21, 2007 [5 favorites]


Based on 78-year avergae human lifespan. * Sprint not responsible for how long you actually live.
posted by blue_beetle at 4:12 PM on October 21, 2007


Feels like I'm always spreading/mayostard/mustardayonaise/and time,
posted by piratebowling at 4:12 PM on October 21, 2007 [4 favorites]


Great stuff!
posted by RussHy at 4:16 PM on October 21, 2007


* Sprint not responsible for how long you actually live.

Unless you adopt their turbo parking tip.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 4:24 PM on October 21, 2007 [1 favorite]


Holy shit, check out the 'turbo parking' video. I'm amazed that a corporation would be telling people to do that, I mean, it seems like it would be pretty challenging, and likely to get a novice into an accident.
posted by delmoi at 4:25 PM on October 21, 2007


I think it's kind of stupid that a company like sprint would be allowed a .org for a marketing campaign.

Allowed by whom?
posted by delmoi at 4:33 PM on October 21, 2007


I just realized that I am a two-jar slave!
posted by Mayor Curley at 4:43 PM on October 21, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm amazed that a corporation would be telling people to do that, I mean, it seems like it would be pretty challenging, and likely to get a novice into an accident.

When they do the slo-mo how-to part there's writing on the far wall saying it's a professional driver and to not even think about actually doing it.

I laughed out loud at the quick egg peel, that was kind of excellent.
posted by The Straightener at 4:58 PM on October 21, 2007


So Kottke works for Sprint now?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:58 PM on October 21, 2007


These aren't terrible. They should really have this shirt-folding method, though.
posted by alexei at 5:01 PM on October 21, 2007 [4 favorites]


Time and money saving: making your own Pepsi Blue using food dye!
posted by ALongDecember at 5:04 PM on October 21, 2007


The "Instant Baby Soothe" is pretty incredible (assuming that actually works on a regular basis).
posted by dhammond at 5:10 PM on October 21, 2007


Any tips on quickly canceling a Sprint service contract?
posted by doctor_negative at 5:12 PM on October 21, 2007 [3 favorites]


Save time spent redialing after your network drops most calls mid-conversation!

Save time spent in a really long line waiting to buy a new phone!

Save time spent answering daily calls from outsourced sales people on staticy connections telling them for the nth time that you do not wish to buy a new phone or to be called again!

Save time spent asking for help from aggravatingly unhelpful customer service!

But how can you too save all this time, you ask? Simple, friends! Do not enter into or renew a Sprint contract, and all the time in the world will be yours!

These helpful time-saving tips brought to you by the Internets!

14 months left.
posted by Tehanu at 5:28 PM on October 21, 2007 [2 favorites]


I thought the same thing, alexei
posted by arcticwoman at 5:38 PM on October 21, 2007


Weird, Tehanu. I'm about to renew my contract because that's been the exact opposite of my experience. I've certainly never been contacted by sales people.
posted by Ryvar at 5:39 PM on October 21, 2007


*glowers*

Unless Matt is getting paid mucho dinero by Sprint or Pepsi for this thread, I vote it gets zapped. It's bad enough Ma Bell is back from the dead. We don't need to encourage her zombie butt.
posted by ZachsMind at 5:45 PM on October 21, 2007


I've got so many fucking bags, thank god for The Bag Hutch®!
posted by wowbobwow at 6:01 PM on October 21, 2007


My experience when I lived in another state was entirely positive, Ryvar. Clear calls, good reception, decent service at the local store. Happy with my experience, I renewed my contract for two years and got a new phone. This was a few months after the Sprint/Nextel merger. I moved shortly after, and my experience here has been entirely different.
posted by Tehanu at 6:37 PM on October 21, 2007


Sprint fucking sucks, as does all viral marketing crap in the Blue.
posted by BeerFilter at 6:53 PM on October 21, 2007


I learned some things from the site... just because it's run by a shitty mobile company doesn't mean the post should be outlawed. Don't be such a curmudgeon.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 7:11 PM on October 21, 2007


In "Peel A Potato" they label boiling water as 112° F and ice water as 45° F. Tsk-tsk.
posted by nonmyopicdave at 8:27 PM on October 21, 2007


Checking facts takes TIME. Time you could be SAVING.
posted by Tehanu at 8:45 PM on October 21, 2007


Here's a much better guide to the headphone wrapping tip (warning: embedded youtube).
posted by timelord at 8:52 PM on October 21, 2007


viral marketing bad. Egg peeling. So funny. Speed parking. Hilarious.
posted by heatherbeth at 9:03 PM on October 21, 2007


I thought that's how everyone tied their shoes.
posted by puke & cry at 9:08 PM on October 21, 2007


Guys.
Guys guys guys guys guys…

Headphone wire, like all wire, aircraft cable, and hell even rope, has what is called “life” or “lay.”

That thing? That thing that they show you to do with your cheap ass Apple ear buds? Yeah. Kills the wire (most likely stranded copper). Do not do this unless you like to get the bad kind of kinky.

Wire can be trained, like a dog, to do all sorts of really cool things. But in general, paying attention to the “life” of the wire will improve the “life” of it (tautology!). Small loops, with about a quarter twist every loop or so in the direction of the lay work nice for stuff like headphones. For larger gage, turning each alternate loop or so under itself may be required, but be wary: overzealous use of this can lead to not only Flemish Eights in your cord, but also can cause the coil to spill back on itself.

Of course, if you coil your extension cords and garden hoses around your forearm between your elbow and hand, ignore everything I just said, that is how my farther does it, and he is always right.

(Spending time wondering whether the poster of this has either a “life” or a “lay” should be discouraged.)
posted by Faux Real at 9:37 PM on October 21, 2007 [2 favorites]


Gauge.
posted by Faux Real at 9:42 PM on October 21, 2007


But I bet your farther has a long life.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:45 PM on October 21, 2007


It takes me 10 seconds tops to peel a potato. Why would I save time when I have to bring a pot of water to boil, dirty a pan and a bowl, and empty and refill at least one ice tray? And why peel? Peel's the good part.

How does quieting a baby save time? You're now stuck standing by the sink, holding a confused infant, and running up your water bill. Time is still passing without you being able to accomplish a damn thing besides building arm muscles and marching inexorably closer to death. And even if the little darling falls asleep, he'll return to killing your soul the second you turn off the water.

If anyone peels eggs that way, please never make me egg salad. I liked my food relatively free of the chef's saliva.
posted by bibliowench at 9:53 PM on October 21, 2007 [1 favorite]


I love the T-shirt removal method. I'm going to try the instant sorbet. But I'm having trouble with the shoelace trick.

The baby soothing trick works really well, with some babies. Every baby, like every person, is unique, something all parenting book should tell you--but none do.

Otherwise they would have to tell you that their book could very well be completely useless for your particular child.
posted by eye of newt at 9:55 PM on October 21, 2007


I think they should do the shoelace trick with the babies. We have a whole generation of teenagers who can't tie their shoes.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:14 PM on October 21, 2007


I learned about the nifity shoelace knot from here, which also has other knots and ways to lace shoes.
posted by flaterik at 10:42 PM on October 21, 2007


I thought he was going to drown the baby. Time saved? About 20 years of aggravation + about 20 years added back on to your life = about 40 years!
posted by pracowity at 1:04 AM on October 22, 2007


(Assuming you don't spend it all in prison, of course.)
posted by pracowity at 1:06 AM on October 22, 2007


Say goodbye to separate jars of mustard and mayonnaise!

Feels like I'm always spreading/mayostard/mustardayonaise/and time,

I just realized that I am a two-jar slave!


can somebody explain? Because I actually do spend 20 minutes a couple times a month combining jars of mayo and mustard, to make a delicious blend that I actually DO call mayo-tard, and if Sprint actually has a timesaving tip related to this practice, I must know about it. I don't see anything on the linked site.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 1:19 AM on October 22, 2007


can somebody explain? Because I actually do spend 20 minutes a couple times a month combining jars of mayo and mustard, to make a delicious blend that I actually DO call mayo-tard, and if Sprint actually has a timesaving tip related to this practice, I must know about it.

It's from Mr. Show.
posted by Mayor Curley at 4:25 AM on October 22, 2007


OK, Mr Show, not funny. Story of Everest, sure. This, no.

A) you can buy dijonnaise in the store if you roll that way.

B) If you prefer low fat mayo, or mustard other than dijon, you still have to mix your own

C) Mixing your own and then putting it in a squeeze bottle (lots of cleaning of spatulas, the mixing bowl, the cloth funnel thing you have to use to get it into the little opening of the squeeze bottle) is NOT TRIVIAL. It's a huge fricking hassle and I know this was on a few years ago but tragedy + time does NOT equal comedy in this case. It's the life I live every day, so somebody please please please come up with an easier way for me to make my mayo-tard. Thank you internets.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 6:25 AM on October 22, 2007


Story of Everest, sure. This, no.

"Story of Everest" is the "Dead Parrot Sketch" of Mr. Show. Philistine! Let's take this to usenet so I can write an obsessive post about sketch comedy and how I know more and have better taste than you!
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:16 AM on October 22, 2007


I'll concede the point, just buy me a beer next time you're in philly.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 8:33 AM on October 22, 2007


Mustard and mayonnaise, do they go together? Our topic in two weeks on the Pre-Taped Call-In Show.
posted by ALongDecember at 9:53 AM on October 22, 2007


C) Mixing your own and then putting it in a squeeze bottle (lots of cleaning of spatulas, the mixing bowl, the cloth funnel thing you have to use to get it into the little opening of the squeeze bottle) is NOT TRIVIAL. It's a huge fricking hassle and I know this was on a few years ago but tragedy + time does NOT equal comedy in this case. It's the life I live every day, so somebody please please please come up with an easier way for me to make my mayo-tard. Thank you internets

Put mayo/mustard in a sandwich size zip bag, smoosh until mixed, then nip off the corner to put it your squeeze bottle. Or just sqeeze it out of the baggie. When empty, throw away the bag.
posted by cookie-k at 2:07 PM on November 4, 2007


This is still here? Why is this thread still here?

BlackLeotardFront: "Don't be such a curmudgeon."

BUT I AM A CURMUDGEON!

cookie-k: "...When empty, throw away the bag."

Or you could always put mayo on the one slice of bread and mustard on the other slice of bread LIKE PEOPLE DO!
posted by ZachsMind at 2:15 PM on November 4, 2007


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