Geek Squad Humor

January 18, 2010

Fun

I buy lots of Geek Squad stuff (it’s less expensive than the “name brand” stuff). I guess I never paid much attention to their packaging before; I usually rip open the plastic and ditch it to concentrate on my purchase. But I was in the car today, waiting for my sons, so in boredom I pulled out my new crossover cables and read the box. LOL!! These guys are funny!

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Dental floss?! :blink: I had to read it three times, to see if they were really serious or joking. LOL!!!

On the orange crossover cable itself (which has printing that identifies it apart from a typical ethernet cable) it says:

While it is the same length, this 7′ crossover cable is not regulation issue for most competitive Manhattan Double Dutch Leagues.

LOL. I think they’re saying you can’t use it as a jump rope!! :rofl:

I’m going to have to start paying more attention to their packaging. This was funny!

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7 Responses to “Geek Squad Humor”

  1. Kevin N. Says:

    lol, interesting. I have not found them to be very useful in person, but it sounds like their products are good and filled with humor, which is a bonus. lol.

  2. Connie Says:

    They have to fill up all that space somehow! 😀 I am a label reader. Partly because I have to – stores I frequent get their goods from everywhere and so I have to read to figure out what the heck I’m buying – took me a long time to find sour cream locally, so we scoured the dairy aisles and eventually found “crème fraiche epaisse” – We don’t know French, but reading the ingredients we found a word that looked like ‘fermented’, and decided to take a chance. (It was sour cream! Yay! We can make burritos!) But also, I’ve learned that labels are a blast… usually a great source for bad translations, and for some reason, those never cease to amuse.

  3. Karen Says:

    OMG that is hilarious.

  4. Momfever Says:

    I’ve heard these crazy texts are meant to make sure no one can sue them, after using it as dental floss!

  5. Connie Says:

    You’re right. I usually don’t think about it though. I should! It’s one of my greatest failures as an expat resource 😀 Some things just need to be recorded and shared! I still kick myself for not buying a toy I saw once. It was a masked Superman action figure on a black horse, waving a pistol and sword, with packaging that showed WWII era military scenes. The wording was fun too, things like “Super OK!” “Kids fine fun!” Why oh why did I pass by “G.I. Super-Lone-Ranger-Zorro-Man-Joe”?

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