October 18th, 2011
02:31 PM ET
Wireless phone companies may have a new spokesman, at least when he’s not busy with his day job.
President Obama, continuing his bus trip Tuesday through North Carolina knows outdated technology when he sees it. The president greeted well wishers in at an unscheduled stop in Reidsville, NC.
Spotting a young woman in the crowd on her cell phone, the president admonished, “You need a new phone!” According to pool reports the woman handed her “clunky, cordless” phone to Mr. Obama asking him to speak to her grandmother. The president affably asked, "How you been doing?"
Earlier Mr. Obama stopped at Reid's House Restaurant in the town. The president was greeted by cheers in the packed diner according to the pool report.
He made the rounds of diners at their tables stopping to talk about jobs and local business. The president sat down at the counter for lunch having a cheeseburger, fries and sweet tea.
Reid's House boasts the "best food in town."
Always mindful of the first lady’s favorite cause to urge Americans to eat healthier, the president was heard to ask one customer, "Now you ate all your biscuits before you had dessert, right?"