While rush-jogging out of work the other day, I realized—just before I got to my bus stop—that I was without my phone, so I re-ran back my steps to see if I’d dropped it. I arrived at my work intersection to see my phone in the crosswalk I’d just hurried across. A monster of a car was galloping towards it. In slow-motion I yelled, “Nooooooooo!”, but before my phone could realize what was happening to it, it was devoured by the wheels of the beast—and phone crumbs soared in all directions!
Luckily, my 3-year phone contract with Bell was recently expired, so I was in a good position to get a good deal on a new phone. Indeed, I was a free agent, so I set out to play Bell against Rogers in a battle for my customering. First, Bell was rung, and after 2 hours of negotiation (okay 1.75 hours of that was with their hold music), I’d acquired an excellent offer.
Onto Rogers to see what they could do:
“So,” I said, “Bell offered me this—can you do any better?”
“Oh,” Roger Rogers said (approximately), “that is a very good deal—probably because you’ve been with them for so long—no way we can beat that.”
So I phoned Bell back and told them that they didn’t actually need to give me such a good rate, because their competition wasn’t close to stealing me away.