After years of ribbing from workmates, 45-year-old accounts supervisor Dennis Tanner was vindicated today after receiving a call via his hands-free, ultra-light Bluetooth headset while travelling along the A34.
‘As soon as I heard the Star Trek music, I realised this was the moment I had been waiting for. ‘Safety first on the road’ is my motto, so I always have the earpiece attached. Colleagues have joked because I don’t use it, but who looks stupid now, eh?’
Sadly, in the excitement of answering the call, Mr Tanner knocked off his headset and as he fished for it beneath his seat, drove his car into a lamppost.
‘I didn’t even get a chance to tell the caller that yes, I am very happy with my home insurance deal. Still, I’m sure they’ll call back, and when they do I’ll be ready.’