Wasted time on corded phone (V), minus time freed up thanks to cordless technology (W), plus time spent searching for cordless phones (X), plus time spent trying to answer dead phones (Y), = time saved thanks to cordless technology (Z). Find Z!
Where V=1hr, W=1hr, X=6,748,653,998hrs, Y=3,666hrs. Find Z!
So: V-W+X+Y= Z
Therefore: Z = 6,748,657,664.
So, instead of saving about an hour a day of wasted telephone talk time, cordless phones have actually cost the average phone using citizen over six and a half billion hours a day! Not so marvelous meow is it. Unless I could teach the kids to stop losing the fucking thing. Then it really would be a time saver.
In the new world, cordless phones will have cords attached so they don't get lost.
AND SO IT SHALL BE WRITTEN!