ME: “So Colin, you use a computer, right?”
ME: “And what kind of computer do you use?”
COLIN: “I’ve got a Macintosh PowerBook.”
ME: “And what kind of software do you use on your PowerBook?”
COLIN: “Well, I’ve got Microsoft Office…”
ME: “Hey, me too. In fact, I’m trying out the thirty-day free test drive on the new Office 2004 for Mac. I wonder if there’s some way we could get a deal on that…”
ME AND COLIN DO TAKE TO THE AUDIENCE.
The gag worked as planned, except that Colin beat me to the punch-line, an honest mistake I’m sure! But as a result, during our curtain call MS President Frank Clegg came to the stage with one — and only one — copy of the latest and greatest Office for Mac.
I’ve been promised my own CD in a week or so. Still, had there been a break in the applause I was ready to say:
“Hey Colin, can I pirate a copy of that off you?”