Friday, December 05, 2008
Diggin "Goog 411"
I know there are all kinds of internet and phone services out there, set up to make your life easier. I generally experiment with them, and find them to be more cumbersome than they're worth, or at least, unmemorable: I forget to use them.
I have, however, fallen in love with Goog 411, or 800-466-4411.
It seems like you'd all know about this, but I haven't met anyone yet that has heard of the service, when I speak of it.
This number will look up and connect you to any business number for free. FREE!
Say I'm racing around the grocery store, and I just remember that I forgot to make an appointment to have Mom's dog groomed. (Say it, because it really happened.)
I've keyed Goog-411 into my speed dial. I dial #13, and tell the electronic voice that answers that I need Bob's Pet Grooming, in Champaign Illinois. The next thing I know, I am speaking to the party to whom I am speaking (Bob), and I have an appointment for next Thursday.
No more phone books in the car! No more calling home to have someone look up a number! No more useless trips to God knows where, to see if God knows what is in stock!
Yes! I can call KFC any minute of the day, to see if they have chicken legs!! I can call Old Orchard Bowling Alley, to see if they have 10-pound balls! And I never have to look up a number!
Bwah-ha-haaaaaaaa, I love Goog 411!
Check it out your own self!