Another Idea I Should Have Moved On.

In the long list of ideas that I had that I never did anything about and were stolen, this was a fairly recent one. As soon as I received my first Google Voice transcription I knew that they were destined for hilarity.  How great would a blog be where people could submit their hilarious mis-transcribed Google Voice voicemails.

Alas, some other genius beat me to the punch. I give you Google Voice Screwups:

Original Message:

“Hey don’t forget your dad’s pills, honey. And be careful on the way home; Roads look pretty clear down here, I don’t know what it is like on 30 so be careful. Bye.”

What GV Heard:

“Hey don’t forget your dad killed her name. Be careful on the way. Read some pretty clear down here bomb within like 130 to be careful. Bye”

So what other ideas have I passed on that got huge without me? Number one on that list is Doggles – I had that idea years before this company launched and never did anything with it.

About Ezra Englebardt
Account planner, digital nerd, marketing guru, tweeter, occasional blogger, cyclist, snowboarder, mountain biker, social media junkie and avid reader. CU-Boulder and Boston College alum. Frequent guest speaker in Boston-area universities.

One Response to Another Idea I Should Have Moved On.

  1. Dear Mr. Ezra,
    Mother Hen here.
    You too? Mother H. can’t count the number of times her brilliant concepts were practically stolen out from under her wing!
    It should have been perfectly obvious that a chicken invented egg incubators! By the time she got the patent application typed out, Mother found that some human had beaten her to it.
    Then there were alarm clocks. Mr. Rooster wanted to spend some…ahem…quality time with MH in the mornings, so voila! She suspects Farmer Brown had something to do with lifting that little gem.
    Just wait until the world gets a gander at Mother’s latest idea: tofu chicken substitute!
    What was that? There already is…well, people, get with it and buy some already! Fowl have feelings too, you know!
    Nice to meet you, Mr. Ezra, and keep those creative juices flowing!
    Creatively yours,
    Mother Hen

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