My mother has a saying: Little things amuse little minds.
This may be a little thing, but it amuses me. I was watching the Food Network the other night, and saw a clip where a woman in a candy store picked up the phone and said, "Hi, sweetie." And then I realized: That's the name of her store.
Hi Sweetie TM.
It's perfect. And the next time I'm having a really bad day, I'm going to call -- for the lovely greeting, and the candy!
P.S. Let's make it an exercise. Consider your standard phone greeting, or recorded message. How could you make it sweeter?