Ah, the happiest place on Earth. It is also known as RadioShack. Whether one needs to buy a mediocre radio-controlled car, an RF modulator or merely 300 feet of coax, there are few places better to visit than RadioShack.
Less than a dozen, certainly.
After encountering some trouble in his quest to find the new flesh, Max Renn has a new mission: repairing his Interocitor.
To: Radio Shack
Date: July 1, 2008
Dearest sirs and madames.
For some time now, I have been looking to replace the cathermin tube in my interocitor. (The old one only works intermittently. Plus, I’m hoping to upgrade.) The problem is, my local store doesn’t carry such tubes with an inindium complex of +4.
I could try to jury-rig one of their cathermin tubes, but I don’t really think that thing would be recommended.
I can’t really afford to replace the whole danged interocitor at this time of year.
RadioShack, being the greatest store known to man, was quick to respond.
From: “RadioShack.com Order Center” – email@example.com
To: Max Renn
Date: July 1, 2008
Subject: I need help finding a product
Dear Valued Customer,
RadioShack.com would like to THANK YOU for contacting our Order Center.
As North America’s most trusted consumer electronics retailer, we are
committed to providing superior customer service and want to ensure your
product/service needs are met.
We appreciate your patience as one of our Team Representatives reviews
your request and contacts you within the next 24 business hours.
RadioShack.com Order Center
In the meantime, please be sure to check out our website for the latest
promotions suitable for your everyday, electronic needs.
Call us anytime: 1-800-THE-SHACK
Visit us online: http://www.RadioShack.com
Find a store near you: http://www.RadioShack.com/Locator
For product documents: http://support.radioshack.com/productinfo/
Please note: This e-mail message was sent from a notification-only
system that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please do not reply to this
Sadly, no e-mail followed. However, the unlisted, unused home telephone of ML Kennedy (he has it only for internet purposes) rang 20 hours after that e-mail. (Max Renn has no cell phone, and is on vacation in Toronto. As such, he gave RadioShack Kennedy’s number.)
The following scene is true.
The telephone rings.
Woman’s Voice: Yes, we’re looking for Cal Meacham.
Kennedy: There is no one here by that name.
The sound of Touch Tone Buttons being mashed.
Meacham, Meacham. Where have I heard that name before?
Well, shit the bed.
RadioShack employees are the greatest people on the face of the Earth!