One of my favourite Seinfeld episodes (if I can have just one) is Frank Costanza (played by Jerry Stiller) starts a PC Sales company out of his garage. Every time someone made a sale (not George, but that Lloyd Braun!), there was bell ringing. Things get a little out of control, and “SERENITY NOW!!!” (something I also yell a lot) was insignificant usage in that episode.
Why would I bring up such an obtuse TV reference? Maybe I had nothing better to write (did I hear a bell ringing ), or perhaps it was because I was in my local TD Canada Trust branch and saw the following sign:
“… if you like the job we did, ring our bell to show your satisfaction…”
(Or something like that). My wife dutifully rang the bell after visiting with the young teller she was at, but as I left, I rang the bell as well and pronounced loudly:
“That was for the banking machine. It did a GREAT JOB as well!”
I wish I’d yelled, SERENITY NOW! right after that. Less bell ringing needed, thank you.