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10 reasons why “ūmi” could “better” your life

- October 20, 2010 - 1 Comment

#10: Gaylord Focker meets the in-laws

Last week, ZDNet released a pretty funny gallery of photos called “10 reasons why telepresence could screw up your life.” Well, I liked the post so much that I decided to rebuttal and start a blog series called “10 reasons why “ūmi” could “better” your life.”

At one point or another, the day comes where you have to meet the dreaded “in-laws.” You look through your closet a dozen times and feel as though you have nothing to wear and you prepare yourself by rehearsing what kind of questions you will be asked and how you should answer them. The awkward moments are inevitable and at the end of the night, all you can do is be thankful that it’s over.

One of my all-time favorite movies is “Meet the Parents.” Male nurse, Gaylord Focker, is nervous about spending the first weekend with his live-in girlfriend who he would like to marry. He soon learns that he needs to get her father in law’s permission who need I remind you is in the CIA!

So here are a few instances where Cisco ūmi could have made Focker’s life better…

Dinner- Remember the scene where Gaylord talks about milking a cat? No more awkward moments! Put some questions to ask the in-laws or a joke on a piece of paper and stick it onto the front of your TV to help guide you through the evening!

Lie-detector-No way! With Cisco ūmi, just dim the lights and use the “zoom out” feature so that the family doesn’t suspect anything but the truth!

No need for showing off- How about the scene where Focker hits Pam’s sister in the face with the volleyball? With Cisco ūmi, just pull out a few pictures from the good old days when you were captain of the volleyball team (wink) and stay clear of breaking anyone’s nose!

Stay tuned for next week’s post for the #9 reason why “ūmi” could “better” your life.


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  1. It looks good, thanks!