|the 34C zealot|
Message #9 Posted by Norm on 31 Mar 2003, 12:29 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Paul Brogger
Well here, I am, Norm the 34C zealot.
Just got back from a long day of Sunday doorbelling.
Going thru the neighborhoods on my bicycle with suit and tie, and an HP-34C and color xeroxes of HP calculator brochures in my briefcase. I knock on the door...
"howdy ma'am, I'm here to tell you about the life-changing virtues of the RED LED calculator. Have you got any RED LED calculators already in your household?"
* SLAM! *
Next house, different people, same story. Sometimes I wonder if its worth keeping the faith.
Then I get off my bicycle and knock on the door of the Brogger residence. "Howdy Ma'am, I'm here to tell you about the life-changing virtues of the RED LED calculator and how they will save you from headaches and sorrows and bad eyesight of LCD calculators"
"HEY PAUL SOMEBODY AT THE DOOR FOR YOU".
Howdy Sir, have you got any believers in the RED LED calculators in this household?"
"WHY CERTAINLY, I was just trying out some Armor All on my HP-97".
"Ah yes, an older model unit but that one does have RED LED's. I'm here on your doorstep today to declare to the world that it is ONLY the HP-34C that is the one and true RED LED calculator".
"Why JUST WHAT do you think you are saying, I happen to like HP-97 just fine".
"Certainly sir, but please allow me to leave you with a genuine 1979 brochure for the HP-34C, and one of our other 34C zealots will contact you in a month or 2".
As an HP-34C zealot, it was a long day of getting the door slammed in my face, but, the marginally goood reception at the Brogger residence allowed me to breathe easy until it all starts over again next weekend.