Received a call from the local telephone conglomerate the other evening, and was actually almost sold. CINCHOUSE told me that Sales-Girl (SG) had called earlier and suggested that she call back and talk to me about her product. Well, SG had called to try and induce Sarge to purchase high-speed access from local phone conglomerate and pay less money. Well, anything that is going to save Sarge a bit of green has my undivided attention. Well, SG quotes me the various plans and and asks what kind of speed I currently have with the local cable monopoly. Sarge goes to computer and fires up his favorite speed test site. http://www.dslreports.com and runs their speed test. When the report comes back, Sarge finds out that he is running at around 5M down and just over 500K up. Pretty good numbers. Sarge passes these numbers to SG and after a few more questions, it is determined that Sarge would have to take a cut in speed to save a bit of the green. And Sarge is a speed freak when it comes to accessing the WWW. But, folks, SG did it right, she was EXTREMELY polite and had she been able to offer a comparable product at a reasonable price, she would have made the sale. A very pleasant experience.