December 19, 2014

7 Quick Takes - Vol. 102 (Call hopping, cheap gift, penny pincher and more)

ONE: Have you ever had your phone call hijacked by someone else's Bluetooth? It happened to me on Wednesday night on the way home from my daughter's Christmas play. My wife and kids were in one car, and I was in another because I met up with them directly after work. While I was on the phone with my brother, he suddenly stopped hearing me and started hearing my wife and kids talking. Apparently, when my car got close enough to my wife's, her Bluetooth wrestled the call away from mine since my phone is paired to both cars. Weird.

TWO: There are certain advertisements that are totally unappealing to me as an introvert. I'm not a Verizon customer, but this ad popped up in my Twitter timeline recently:


No loyal introvert would buy a product that has "extravert" in the name.

THREE: I also winced when I received an ad from my health insurance company asking me if I want to live my my life to the fullest.


No, I don't!

FOUR: Looking for an affordable Christmas gift for your pet? Buy something cheap. Or in this case, cheap cheap:


FIVE: During a family shopping trip at the Bealls store last weekend, a woman asked if she could cut in front of me in the checkout line just to ask a quick question. I said yes, and she asked the cashier where she could find something cheap in the store because she was only one cent away from qualifying for a coupon. It reminded me of the pre-Amazon Prime days when sometimes you'd need to buy something else for a few cents just to qualify for free shipping.

SIX: In my next post for Austin Catholic New Media, I'm going to share with you the text of a Christmas card that my older daughter made for my younger daughter. She wanted to explain to her little sister the real meaning of Christmas. Come back here to Adam Introvert on Christmas Eve to check it out.

SEVEN: I won't be doing a 7 Quick Takes post on the day after Christmas next week. But I'll try to post one of our family's favorite Christmas videos. In the meantime, if you need some Christmas cheer you can re-visit my post from Christmas last year.

EPILOGUE: For more Quick Takes, visit This Ain't The Lyceum.


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