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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hang-Ups

Hey, wanna piss off a whole buncha people?

Here's how you do it:

Design a telephone... but design it so that the "disconnect" button is right next to the earpiece... you know, the place people rest against their ear just so they can hear the other person talk?

Odds are, naturally, that during a conversation, the poor schmuck using the telephone will inadvertently disconnect the call with his (or her) ear!

This results in all kinds of hilarity. The person who accidentally disconnected the call will wonder whether he (or she) should call the other person, or if the other person will call him (or her) back. If the person who accidentally disconnected the call doesn't call, this means an unnecessary waiting period if the hung-up-on party doesn't call either. Or, if the person who accidentally disconnected the call does call, it means a busy signal if the hung-up-on party also calls!

As this is happening, of course, the hung-up-on party will also wonder whether he (or she) should call the inadvertent hanger-upper, or if the hanger-upper will call him (or her) back. If the hung-up-on party doesn't call, this means an unnecessary waiting period if the inadvertent hanger-upper doesn't call either. Or, if the hung-up-on party does call, it means a busy signal if the inadvertent hanger-upper also calls!

Of course, the hung-up-on party will also get to wonder if he (or she) disconnected the call himself (or herself), and if not, whether or not the hanger-upper hung up purposely, or by accident!

Isn't all of this pandemonium just great?

No? You don't think so?

Well, the guy (or gal) who designed my telephone must have thought it was a freakin' hoot!

Thanks for your time.... and don't call me, I'll call you.

10 comments:

Cake said...

::accidentally disconnects in the middle of reading the blog...can't decide whether to reload or wait for blog to reload...::

Ishat's Fire and Ice said...

I had one of those! Fun, fun fun!

Until sadly a bought another phone the next week.

I did pass it on to my little brother. HA HA HA.

We pass the love along in my family.

Nan J said...

hey this has-CLICK

cousin saul said...

David,
I have sort of the same "issue" with my laptop computer. There is a "disconnect from the Internet" button right next to

Sarah said...

All of you commentors(ers?) make me giggle.

Maverick Larry said...

When will David realize that he's just been Punk'd?

David'Z RantZ said...

What, it's just MY phone?

Oh, noooooooo.....!!!

Cake said...

Yes, it's just your phone... the rest of us picked our phones more carefully.

*giggles*

El Cerdo Ignatius said...

Sir, I can totally relate to your frustration. We once had a phone that did more or less the same thing - I think it was bought at a flea market or something.

It was eventually replaced, but upon further reflection, it should have been smashed to pieces.

David'Z RantZ said...

Then I hope you read the follow-up post...

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