Okay, so I’ve recently divulged my tv viewing habits and there are plenty of memorable commercials sprinkled in with my favorite shows. Some of them, as you may know, have catchy jingles to help you remember their phone number. Admittedly, even I have the occasional brain lapse and can’t recall my own number at times. That being said, I thought I would try to create a jingle for my number. I think it started with my fascination of 867-5309 (Jenny). From there, it was a local newspaper that fixated me with the 444-4444 campaign. Nationally, everyone seemingly knows 800-588-2300 (Empire carpet). If you sang those numbers instead of saying them aloud, then you know what I’m talking about.
So my latest thoughts have been on how I can create as catchy a tune using my number. 6982830 just doesn’t have the melodic appeal as Jenny. Obviously, it also doesn’t have repetition going for it. It doesn’t end in three hundred, but rather thirty. That doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. Sometimes companies use the keypad letters. 1-800-SAFE-AUTO and 800-GO-COLTS readily come to mind. And what about the “how’s my driving” bumper sticker? Remember how it told you to call 800-EAT-SH*T. Nope, the keypad Gods didn’t bless my number with any good letter combinations like those either.
So how do those jingle geniuses do it? I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t do it on my own. If you have a creative moment, let me know. Otherwise, I’ll just stick with trying to remember my number: 6982830 or MY-8-ATE-0.