Archive for June, 2014

Have You Ever Had A Pedicure?

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Hi Friends,

Have you ever had a manicure or a pedicure? If you are a woman you probably get both on a regular basis or at least on special occasions. If you are a man you probably have never had either. If you are a real man you are probably saying “what’s a pedicure?” Just kidding about the real man part.

A few years ago my son Jay (he is our tech support here at the office) got a pedicure. He had a date with a girl that worked at a salon and she convinced him to let her work on his feet. At first he said, “No way!” (Atta boy.) But you know how convincing a woman can be…. especially when they have a pair of little scissors in their hands.

The next day Jay told me about his experience. “She soaked my feet in a little tub of soapy water. She carefully dried each foot. Separately! She rubbed my feet with some kind of lotion that made my feet softer than I can ever remember.” Jay went on and on with every detail.

I was ready for him to tell me it was embarrassing. That it was disgusting. That is was humiliating. Instead he said, “It was fabulous!”

Not only did he say it was fabulous… he suggested I get a pedicure. I told him in no uncertain terms that “I am not letting some woman I don’t even know mess around with my feet.”

As far as I know that was Jay’s last experience with a pedicure and I have yet to succumb to the foot sirens.

It is not unusual for all of us to resist new things or even resist old things that we haven’t tried. Pedicures, fried pickles and wearing a berea to work a just a few of the things that many people avoid.

If you haven’t tried commercial grade walkie talkies you may feel the same way. From experience let me tell you commercial grade walkie talkies increase safety, improve efficiency and boost productivity. Commercial grade walkie talkies are durable, reliable and easy to use.

Try a pair and see for yourself. We offer a free trial. Give us a call and we will send a pair of radios for you to try at your location for 7 days… for free! If you are having issues with the radios you are using now try ours for 7 days. Doing business with 2 Way Radio Express is easy.

Best Wishes,

Manzie R Lawfer

Long Distance Walkie Talkies

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Hi Friends,

Walkie talkies are the most durable, reliable and immediate way to communicate. Now distance is not an obstacle. 

Introducing Home Base. Home Base connects any two or more sites using walkie talkies/two way radios. Distance is not a factor with Home Base. Talk across campus, across the city or across the country. Home Base removes distance as a barrier to walkie talkie communications. 

Home Base is an affordable solution for hospitals, schools or businesses with multiple locations. Home Base is terrific for any organization or enterprise that needs to communicate between distant locations.

Home Base is a compact desktop unit that houses a base station and internet adaptor. Home Base connects to your computer via cable and USB plug.

Home Base sells for $999 and includes: base station, internet adaptor, antenna,  USB cable and all programming. 

A broadcast or signal from a hand held walkie talkie (or any other 2way radio or repeater) is received by the base station and sent through the adaptor over the internet to another similarly equipped location. There is no limit to the number of sites that can be connected. Additionally there is no distance limitation.

Our Home Base App for Smart Phone let’s you use your smart phone to talk directly with your staff using walkie talkies anywhere your smart phone is active.

Are you already using 2 way radios? Home Base can be programmed to work with your existing equipment.

Call us at 239-601-1969 today to learn more about Home Base.

Best Wishes,

Manzie R Lawfer

What’s In A Name

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Hi Friends,

My lovely Joy Ann is from Scott County Indiana. Scott County Indiana was home to the landmark Coffee Pot Restaurant. The Coffee Pot was a stucco 2 story building constructed in the shape of an old fashioned coffee pot (the kind of pot you would use to make coffee over a camp fire). The restaurant was located on a bend in the road on Highway 31 that became known as Coffee Pot Curve.

The Coffee Pot Restaurant was built in 1929 and operated as a coffee shop restaurant until 1939. After the restaurant been been closed for several years a family took up residency from 1950 till 1957. In 1960 the building was torn down to make room for a subdivision.

The cute little baby Joy Ann wasn’t born till after the enterprise had closed. In fact, Joy Ann the teenager, didn’t start driving until the Coffee Pot Restaurant had been torn down and replaced with a bunch of houses.

I met Joy Ann in the 1980’s and we visited her old home county. Traveling on Highway 31 the instructive Joy Ann directed my attention to the site of the old Coffee Pot Restaurant and informed me of the origin of the name “Coffee Pot Curve.”

I would never say it to the Princess but it seems kind of silly calling it Coffee Pot Curve today. One day the Highway Department is going to straighten the road for safety reasons….then where will we be.

All over America people refer to Bob’s desk or Kent’s truck or Sue’s office when Bob, Kent and Sue haven’t worked there in years. It is a very American thing.

We name our radios on what we believe are the most descriptive terms. We sell the ICOM Lite and the Tekk Standard for example. The ICOM Lite is manufactured by ICOM and is lightweight and compact. It is a terrific radio that is easier to carry and more comfortable to use than any other comparable radio. We think calling this same radio the F4011 does not describe the radio as well as calling it the ICOM Lite.

The Tekk Standard is a great basic radio at a very low price. Tekk makes this radio and some of their dealers sell this same radios as the “XQ700 Somethingorother” but that name doesn’t tell you much. We think the Standard is a better and more descriptive name.

Give us a call and let us help you get to the bottom of what is the best radio equipment for your application and budget. Doing business with 2 Way Radio Express is easy.

Best Wishes,

Manzie R Lawfer