November 16, 2005

I blame Beethoven.

Because if he'd never written Für Elise, I would not be subjected to it continually playing in all of its tinkly polyphonic ringtoneyness by the guy who seems to believe his cell phone must be on all day (even when he's sitting right beside a telephone) and who seems to believe that it would be somehow inappropriate to mute the ringer while he's in the office, because doing that wouldn't let people know he has important cell phone calls he simply MUST take, and that the best way to let people know that (in addition to loudly answering said phone and carrying on a conversation that was apparently too confidential for the office phone, but not so confidential that it could not be shouted so that all can hear it) would be to install a ringtone that adequately describes his lovely charm and cultured upbringing.

Stupid Beethoven.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at November 16, 2005 01:59 PM

Even worse is when the phone is on vibrate AND the ringer...with the volume as high as it will go. I didn't know that was even possible until today.

Posted by: Leah at November 16, 2005 07:03 PM

Wait now--was this YOUR phone, or one of the nice people in your office? And what was the tune?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 17, 2005 08:23 AM