Chuck...Is That Your Pager?

Letter sent by Chuck Andrus

Dear Click and Clack,

The following was copied off my Netscape news page. I know it will appealto you, as you have ranted--with my agreement--on similar topics, such ascell phones.

Great show,

Chuck Andrus
South Heart (my fair city), ND

P.S. I also know the guy who called in this summer about thesix replacement transmissions on his Chevy Suburban. Youshould call him back--he's pushing the next one!

Man Crashes Car As 50 Pagers Ring At Once

KIEV (Reuters)--A Ukrainebusinessman who bought a pager for each member of his staff as aNew Year gift was so alarmed when all 50 of them went off at thesame time that he drove his car into a lamppost, a newspapersaid Thursday.

The unnamed businessman was returning from the pager shop whenthe accident happened, the Fakty daily reported. "With no morethan 100 meters to go to the office, the 50 pagers on the backseat suddenly burst out screeching. The businessman's fright wassuch that he simply let go of the steering wheel and the carploughed into a lamppost."

After he had assessed the damage to the car, the businessmanturned his attention to the message on the 50 pagers. It read:"Congratulations on a successful purchase!"

[ As Read on Car Talk ]