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  1. dp34rman's Avatar
    My co-workers are awesome and we play jokes on each other all the time. We have frosted-glass doors on our offices, so when we're going to be out-of-office we often write a message on the door in dry-erase and include our mobile number. When I do this I always make sure to prefix my mobile number with "BlackBerry:" instead of "Mobile:" or "Cell:".

    I've been away for a few days and when I came back someone had put an arrow beside "BlackBerry:" with the comment: "Really?"

    Wondering if anyone has any ideas for a clever meme or comeback that I could respond with? I'm okay with it being self-deprecating too...

    Possibly relevant: I'm currently enjoying using the KeyOne.

    I'm getting heckled at work for having a BlackBerry. How should I respond?-blackberry_heckle.jpg
    jamesharmeling likes this.
    04-10-18 11:22 AM
  2. SethDove's Avatar
    I would respond with a dry, yes really. And if they persisted would ask if they knew anything about current Blackberrys that informed their opinion, or were they just letting others think for them.

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    04-10-18 11:24 AM
  3. idssteve's Avatar
    Really? Yes, really. SOME of us have WORK to do! Lol. Depends on rapport with your coworkers, tho. Lol. Blackberries still dominate my workplace. More likely to get a "really?" for using a Samsung, around here. Lol.
    04-10-18 12:46 PM
  4. Ment's Avatar
    put ' PKB > VKB Yes Really! '
    or 'Keyboard Shortcut God.. Yes Really!'
    04-10-18 01:56 PM
  5. thurask's Avatar
    "Yeah, well, the jerk store called, and they're running out of you!"
    04-10-18 02:01 PM
  6. glwerry's Avatar
    Hmmmmm ... I vote for some sort of remark indicating that only geniuses have BBs, since both you and I have one. Not sure how you would word that, exactly.

    It's either that or bear traps in front of the door, but that sort of thing has become politically inappropriate ...
    IvanTheTolerable likes this.
    04-10-18 02:09 PM
  7. jope28's Avatar
    "Yeah, well, the jerk store called, and they're running out of you!"
    Wow.
    Just "wow".
    skinnymike1 likes this.
    04-10-18 02:21 PM
  8. cribble2k's Avatar
    Best way to respond is to buy a Google Pixel 1 or 2 XL, the best and most secure Android smartphones.
    jope28, dp34rman and MB64 like this.
    04-10-18 05:36 PM
  9. crkbrryblkbrry's Avatar
    You can always keep it simple and write "Google: KEYone"
    04-10-18 05:42 PM
  10. Luke Coughey's Avatar
    Just tell them that while they move their cell phones between outlets, you can actually be mobile while you work with a BlackBerry
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    04-10-18 06:03 PM
  11. gebco's Avatar
    erase the ?! and add: really to read : really really. Or add secure : really secure , or really awesome etc.
    04-10-18 10:28 PM
  12. BBUniq01's Avatar
    erase the ?! and add: really to read : really really. Or add secure : really secure , or really awesome etc.
    Love this!
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    04-10-18 11:39 PM
  13. valer466's Avatar
    Was & still is better than Crapples...Berries FTW!

    Sign off with your BBM Custom Pin lol
    dp34rman likes this.
    04-11-18 02:51 AM
  14. Elephant_Canyon's Avatar
    Or, you could just get over being a shill and write “cell” or “mobile.” Does anybody else write the brand of their phone?
    04-11-18 06:23 AM
  15. Emaderton3's Avatar
    Or, you could just get over being a shill and write “cell” or “mobile.” Does anybody else write the brand of their phone?
    Lol yes. Almost asking for it.
    04-11-18 07:29 AM
  16. citystars41's Avatar
    i get heckled all the time by friends and family. most people hear blackberry and still think of bbos days. once i show them 1. its android and 2. the keyboard shortcuts and gestures, they understand why i have it.
    dp34rman likes this.
    04-11-18 07:44 AM
  17. DamianWarS's Avatar
    say "I BBM'd you an amazing comeback"
    Nels, dp34rman, ppeters914 and 1 others like this.
    04-11-18 07:48 AM
  18. Eardstapa's Avatar
    However you do respond, at least you can do so @50WPM on your PKB...
    dp34rman and qwerty4ever like this.
    04-11-18 08:20 AM
  19. PantherBlitz's Avatar
    Throwing your chair through the door would get their attention.
    04-11-18 08:44 AM
  20. Banco's Avatar
    Always amuses me that people who type more slowly and less accurately than me berate the phone that allows me to do it. Their loss, not mine.
    dp34rman and skinnymike1 like this.
    04-11-18 09:19 AM
  21. dp34rman's Avatar
    All: Thanks for your replies. Gave me some good ideas...

    Or, you could just get over being a shill and write “cell” or “mobile.” Does anybody else write the brand of their phone?
    @Elephant_Canyon, @Emaderton3, etc...

    I'm not trying to start a war, but definitely looking to provoke some banter with the co-workers, which is admittedly juvenile of me... I guess heckle wasn't the right word; it's friendlier than that.

    Also, I realize now from your post, that without the proper context, I could come across as being abnoxious with my "BlackBerry:". Might be some others in my office that might look at it that way, so I may have to rethink this.

    Finally, as for being a shill, I don't know if that's the right word either... Being a shill implies a fake enthusiasm for the purposes of promoting something. I'm not looking to convert anyone, I just genuinely like my phone.
    04-11-18 09:44 AM
  22. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Burn the building down. Only option I see.

    /s
    04-11-18 09:56 AM
  23. terminatorx's Avatar
    My co-workers are awesome and we play jokes on each other all the time. We have frosted-glass doors on our offices, so when we're going to be out-of-office we often write a message on the door in dry-erase and include our mobile number. When I do this I always make sure to prefix my mobile number with "BlackBerry:" instead of "Mobile:" or "Cell:".

    I've been away for a few days and when I came back someone had put an arrow beside "BlackBerry:" with the comment: "Really?"

    Wondering if anyone has any ideas for a clever meme or comeback that I could respond with? I'm okay with it being self-deprecating too...

    Possibly relevant: I'm currently enjoying using the KeyOne.

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    If I saw someone put "iPhone" in place of cell or mobile on their signature, I would think it a little silly too. Wouldn't you?
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    04-11-18 10:04 AM
  24. dp34rman's Avatar
    @cribble2k My wife has a Google Pixel 2 and it's an awesome phone. Not having a physical keyboard is a deal breaker for me.
    04-11-18 10:08 AM
  25. dp34rman's Avatar
    If I saw someone put "iPhone" in place of cell or mobile on their signature, I would think it a little silly too. Wouldn't you?
    I get it. See my reply to this above (post 21)
    Last edited by dp34rman; 04-11-18 at 10:20 AM.
    skinnymike1 likes this.
    04-11-18 10:10 AM
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