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I think “Rethink Possible” is just a way of saying “Lower Your Expectations.”
Such as:
Us: “It should be possible to maintain high data throughput and to talk on the phone without dropping all the time.”
AT&T: “You should rethink that.”

dwineman:

lonelysandwich:

Kind of makes you think, doesn’t it? We should all be like AT&T sometimes. And just Rethink Possible. Because Possible is just so, ugh, you know? And we should Rethink it once in awhile. Because otherwise, we just get stuck in that, ugh, you know? That box. Possible is just a state of mind. Holy crap I have to go write some stuff down.

OMG I was just about to write something about that godawful new AT&T slogan because you know what happened last night? I got fed up with my Verizon® Novatel® MiFi™ 2200©§¶ completely failing to find a signal in rural Oklahoma where my iPhone had no such trouble, so I caved — I caved — and I decided to finally just pay for the damn tethering.
So I went to Settings and I hit the Tethering button which brought up an alert with a button that took me to the AT&T account management page, so I started the actually quite easy process of selecting new account features, all online, all without talking to another human being, all from my fucking phone, and I was like, you know, I’m sitting here in the dark in rural Oklahoma making changes to my cellular features right from the phone itself, and it’s even giving me three choices for when to switch over the billing, and I shouldn’t complain that the site isn’t mobile-optimized so I have to pan and zoom a lot because it’s just totally great that all this is even possible, right, and then it dumped me back out to the login screen no fewer than eleven times, and I had to type in my phone number — without dashes, even though the example has dashes — and password again each time because autofill never works, and each time it popped up a big friendly banner that said
RETHINK POSSIBLE.
ASSHOLE.
So there’s that.

I think “Rethink Possible” is just a way of saying “Lower Your Expectations.”

Such as:

Us: “It should be possible to maintain high data throughput and to talk on the phone without dropping all the time.”

AT&T: “You should rethink that.”

dwineman:

lonelysandwich:

Kind of makes you think, doesn’t it? We should all be like AT&T sometimes. And just Rethink Possible. Because Possible is just so, ugh, you know? And we should Rethink it once in awhile. Because otherwise, we just get stuck in that, ugh, you know? That box. Possible is just a state of mind. Holy crap I have to go write some stuff down.

OMG I was just about to write something about that godawful new AT&T slogan because you know what happened last night? I got fed up with my Verizon® Novatel® MiFi™ 2200©§¶ completely failing to find a signal in rural Oklahoma where my iPhone had no such trouble, so I caved — I caved — and I decided to finally just pay for the damn tethering.

So I went to Settings and I hit the Tethering button which brought up an alert with a button that took me to the AT&T account management page, so I started the actually quite easy process of selecting new account features, all online, all without talking to another human being, all from my fucking phone, and I was like, you know, I’m sitting here in the dark in rural Oklahoma making changes to my cellular features right from the phone itself, and it’s even giving me three choices for when to switch over the billing, and I shouldn’t complain that the site isn’t mobile-optimized so I have to pan and zoom a lot because it’s just totally great that all this is even possible, right, and then it dumped me back out to the login screen no fewer than eleven times, and I had to type in my phone number — without dashes, even though the example has dashes — and password again each time because autofill never works, and each time it popped up a big friendly banner that said

RETHINK POSSIBLE.

ASSHOLE.

So there’s that.

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