In 1997 I was given a present of a T-Shock, at first I was really happy with my T-Shock but as time went on I discovered that it was less and less pleasing. Initially I thought my T-Shock made me look good and that it made the people around me happy but then I discovered that this was down to other external factors such as an economic boom in my country at the same time and nothing to do with my T-Shock.
However, I said that I’d stick with it and see how it went for a while. Sadly though people started asking me simple things, simple facts like what time and what date and I just couldn’t get a straight answer from my T-Shock. It still looked good and was presentable but it just wasn’t performing its function. I tried contacting customer service twice and I was in a holding queue for 5 years at a time and each time to no resolve, they refused to replace my T-Shock as the problems I was reporting were not caused by the T-Shock itself but something else they couldn’t tell me. Customer service, eh!
10 years on though and I still have my T-Shock and despite not being able to get a straight answer from it and generally being dissatisfied with the acquisition of data from it I have to say one thing. It has a fantastic ability to resist any awkward situation, any pressure no matter how far it is out of the depth that it is rated for. It has never suffered a scratch despite numerous rough encounters. No matter what it gets put through, it still comes out looking shiny and new. However, there’s a twist in the tale: It turns out that the person who bought my T-Shock for me was not the only person who allegedly bought the T-Shock. That makes me angry and I no longer want my T-Shock, it’s by far the most disappointing thing that has ever happened to me.
In summary, I would not recommend anyone to buy a T-Shock. They might look good on the outside and come from a good line of market leaders but ultimately the T-Shock is a constant let down and its scratch resistance is only a gimmick to divert your attention away from the more serious issues of it not doing its job. Very disappointing indeed.
That’s the wit-iest (and funniest) post I read for a long time John 🙂
It should definitely be a newspaper piece for others to enjoy!
Thanks Venet; got the idea into my head and just had to do it. Sadly I ran it past somebody else and they didn’t quite get it because they didn’t know what a g-shock was, so the pun had been lost. 🙁 Anyway, one for the ages. 🙂