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Thoughts About Cell Phones

Just some random thoughts about cellphones.

Is there a proper etiquette for handling a dropped call? That is, if you are having a conversation with someone that is abruptly ended by a dropped call what are you supposed to do?

Do you immediately try and call them back or do you wait for them to call you back. Here is a slight variation on that. You're in the middle of a call when someone beeps in for the person you are speaking with. They click over and while you are waiting for them to return the call is dropped.

What do you do then?

You have probably noticed that some people have a habit of yelling into their cellphones. As you can imagine I have as much interest in their conversation as they do in mine. Sometimes I'll react to their actions by singing quite loudly.

Other times I may respond by asking them if they still beat their wife or how do the neighbors feel about living next to a sex offender. I know, it is juvenile behavior and not very nice but sometimes ...

Actually if I could I'd respond the way that these musicians did when someone began speaking during their concert.

Comments

FlutePrayer said…
I wish I could do that at every concert I played at.

***NEWS FLASH***

Musicians listen for a living. We can hear everything you're saying while you're talking during a concert.

Sorry. Sore spot. Thanks for the laugh.
SWEET!! Make sure Psychotoddler sees that! I'm linking to it.

... and depending on the hall, the farther back we are on the stage, the better we hear you. You can't hide. The sound bounces off the back wall, and we bassoonists are easily irritated*.

My sorest spot: UNWRAP YOUR D@MN CANDY WRAPPERS BEFORE THE CONCERT STARTS, NOT TWO SECONDS AFTER THE FIRST NOTE!!!

*Told you! LOL...
Anonymous said…
the person who initially made the call returns the dropped call.
Jack Steiner said…
FP,

I am not surprised to hear that.

Chana,

Cellophane is so much fun. ;)

Anon,

Thanks. :)