Can You Hear Me Screw You Now?
Some stuff just bothers me. It shouldn’t but it does…it is a curse. The latest thing that is the aluminum foil on my fillings is the Verizon Guy. Make that the ex-Verizon Guy.
Remember the “Can you hear me now guy?” For 11 years he was the voice of Verizon letting you know that Verizon had the best most reliable coverage in the country. The only place I’ve ever seen this guy is in those commercials. I’m sure he is a competent actor, but he was and is never going to be a leading man or a big shot in the entertainment industry.
The “Can you hear me now guy” hit the jackpot with his Verizon role. He had eleven years of steady work in an industry that most participants spend more time working on lines of “May I help you” or “I’ll be your server tonight,” than they do in front of a camera. I’m guessing he made a lot of money from Verizon simply saying “Can you hear me now?” He was the face of a large corporation and what does he do?
At the first opportunity he changes allegiance and is now hawking the services of Verizon rival Sprint.
Way to go dude. Way to stick it to the company that put you on the map and made you a boat load of money. Now I don’t know all the facts. Maybe Verizon screwed the guy. Maybe he has a good reason to stick it to Verizon. If not, he is a turncoat, a traitor, a prick.
Every time I now see this dude knocking Verizon and pushing Sprint I have two thoughts.
First: How could someone screw over a company that he made so much from doing so little? If it was just money couldn’t he have first gone to Verizon and ask for payment to NOT do the Sprint commercial. They probably would have paid him to continue his loyalty rather than be embarrassed by his becoming the face of Sprint.
Second: I am not a lawyer, but what idiot at Verizon did not demand this guy sign a no-compete clause before making him the face of Verizon.
How does all this affect me? Why does it get my panties in a bunch?
I told you, it’s a curse.