Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ring tones

I forgot to mention that one of the things I like about Wallander is that everybody has a different ring tone on their phone. I hate shows where they all have the same, generic ring tone - very few phones I hear ringing could be mistaken for someone else's, even though that's a staple of "hahahaha" moments in tv and movies....

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At 10:20 AM, September 27, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

What a sad commentary on modern society that this has actually become something to be glad of. How I long for the days before cell phones, with less public noise pollution (including when we weren't subjected to strangers' private phone conversations), and when people didn't talk on the phone while trying to drive...

At 12:54 PM, September 27, 2012 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

I decided a long time ago that if I wouldn't be annoyed if both parties were there, why was I annoyed if only one was? Back when everybody yelled into their phones, it was bad, nowadays I don't much notice it.

And I wouldn't give up my cell phone for the days of being out of touch, stranded if I couldn't find a pay phone that hadn't been vandalized, or late to work in a traffic jam.

Talking while driving is different.

At 4:30 PM, September 27, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

I ADORE the freedom and defiance of being incommunicado whenever I set foot outside! Of course, I long ago came to hate talking on the phone at all, and now make at most perhaps two calls a week. Last time was to sing "Happy Birthday" to a 105-year-old family friend, since she doesn't do email, although she reports that her "baby sister" (who's "only" 85) does.

At 1:36 PM, September 28, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Pre cell phones, when people were out in public alone, they were blessedly silent most of the time. No longer, alas.


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