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BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents

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Subject: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: Ebbie
Date: 23 Jun 09 - 12:00 PM

(I checked the 'Cat for other cell phone threads; found a few of them but none pertinent.)

Last night at 9:30 in Juneau, Alaska, I called a friend's cell phone. (He lives up the street.) When he picked up, he sounded sleepy and I said, contritely, Oh, have you already gone to bed? Shall I call back tomorrow?

He said, Ebbie, I'm in Ohio.

Luckily it struck us both as funny.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: jonm
Date: 23 Jun 09 - 01:34 PM

A colleague of mine was visiting his elderly mother when his mobile rang - a work problem he dealt with.

His mother asked him what the call had been about, he told her "work."

She said "but how did they know you were here?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Jun 09 - 01:36 PM

That sounds like my family, jonm. It has taken them about six months to understand I have my phone with me no matter if I am at home or not. It's been kind of funny.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: gnu
Date: 23 Jun 09 - 01:43 PM

Electronic leash! I have one and only two people know the number. I buy a prepaid chit and only use it if there's some kinda emergency.

Why, no. I don't have any funny stoies... sorry.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: Ebbie
Date: 23 Jun 09 - 03:10 PM

Stoies sound funnier than stories, Gary.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jun 09 - 03:17 PM

You only have to skip two or three key developments in technology to be completely mystified by how cell phones work at all. Reminds me of James Thurber's description of his aged mother worrying about the electricity leaking out of any socket that did not have a bulb in it to hold the electricity in.



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 23 Jun 09 - 03:20 PM

Before mobile/cell phones became so prevalent, my son answered our home phone. It was a friend of his on the other end who in mid chat asked my son "Where are you?" To which my son (eyes rolling in exasperation) replied, "I don't know, what number did you call?"

Last week I counted 17 people on mobile phones on my 5 minute walk in and out of shopping mall to our car. It was after 5pm so the shops were about to close and not many people around at all. But 17 had phone glued to ear. Well 2 were talking using bluetooth head set.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jun 09 - 03:26 PM

First time I saw a amanager in my company using one of those, I thought he had cracked and gone starkers. He was walking down the hall muttering out loud in a conversational way and there was no-one around for him to be talking to. I finally spotted his headset and deduced the answer but it had me going for a mo'. The last time I saw someone acting like that had been in the mean streets of LA, and the guy was a leathery, furry wino who was exhorting a hand-mirror in no uncertain terms.






A


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: Paul Burke
Date: 23 Jun 09 - 03:28 PM

You want spooky? A few months ago I did a job for a firm involved in szelling mining equipment to Russia, and they employ several Russains here in England. So when I got home, I wasn't very surprised to get a message left on my land line phone, saying in a Russian accent, "Ivan here, I have your mobile phone," and leaving a number. But I reached in my pocket, and my phone was there.

Was this one of those scamming calls, getting you to call a premium number? It sounded like an ordinary mobile number to me. Mystery.

Until my wife came home. She'd been in London, and apologised for not phoning to say she'd be late- but she'd lost her mobile phone! She'd stumbled while crossing a road running for the train, and when she got to the station, missing the train, she found her phone gone. When she wen't back, it wasn't to be seen. So I told her that Ivan had got it.

She called Ivan, who was very friendly, but said he no longer had the phone- he'd given it to our friend Steve in Ealing. He'd looked through the numbers in the contacts list, found home first so called that, then saw Steve's name there, so called him, and Stevbe had collected it on the way home from work. It turns out that Ivan, of 10 million people living in London who could have picked up the phone, sat across the office from Steve, but had been out to a meeting that day.

Spooky or what?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: Becca72
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 09:26 AM

I was out with my sister, who refuses to own a cell phone (and doesn't really need one). I was driving and she decided she needed to ask her husband a question so I said "my phone is in my bag, near the top". She reached in and came out with something, saying "I don't know how to use this one". I looked over to discover she was holding my satellite radio receiver...ah technology. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 10:11 AM

Talk about people not staying on top of technology.

I had an older, but not what I'd consider elderly, gentleman in for an eye exam yesterday with our optometrist. While waiting for his wife, he asked me, "Do people still put those things in their eyes?" When I inquired further, I found he was referring to contact lenses.

"My granddaughter had some. I thought they damaged the eyes."

I told him I've been wearing contacts since 1973, first old-fashioned hard lenses, but rigid gas permeables since the '80s -- but most people wear soft lenses, some for dry eyes, etcet etcet.

He was amazed. Somehow, I don't think he has a cell phone, either.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: Leadfingers
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 10:48 AM

An old (in the Aged sense) mate was away from home snd complaining that his Mobile Phone wasnt working ! When one of the lads looked at it , it was his T V remote he had brought !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 11:05 AM

I was so amused by the story a while ago about the guy in France who dropped his mobile down the loo that I made a song for it... It is on the thread about it but here it is again.



To the tune of "The Lincolnshire Poacher"


I was travelling on the Paris train,
From my home in La Rochelle.
I laughed a lot in the toilet,
Cos I'd made a terrible smell.
But as I pulled my trousers up,
My mobile fell in the loo.
And I stood for just a second there,
Not sure quite what to do.

I reached into the lavatory pan,
My mobile to retrieve.
In order not to soak my shirt,
I rolled up my right sleeve.
I reached down bravely in the pan,
But such was my bad luck.
I set off the mechanism,
And the flush began to suck.

I didn't have a mobile phone,
To call and stop the train.
So as it was an emergency,
I pulled hard on the chain.
The train came shuddering to a halt,
The Pompiers came quick.
I suppose to some of the officers,
I must have looked quite thick!

They sawed the bottom of the pan,
Until it was released.
But suddenly I realised,
The problem had not ceased.
To those who are quite squeemish,
I'm am sorry to cause alarm.
When I tell you that the lavatory pan,
Was still stuck on my arm.

They took me to the hospital,
To remove the dratted pan.
And then I realised that I,
Had been a stupid man.
So if perchance whilst on a train,
Your phone falls down the loo.
Don't try too hard to retrieve it,
Or you might look stupid too!!!!

(C) Mike Hill 2008


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: ranger1
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 11:34 AM

This isn't a cell phone story, but it does involve a phone. My dad was in the National Guard for 23 years. They used to have these elbow-shaped olive drab flashlights, and he's left his on the counter near the phone at my grandfather's house. The phone was also that same shade of green. My dad hears the phone ring, then hears my grandfather yelling "hello? hello? Well to hell with you then!" while the phone continues to ring. He looks out in the living room just in time to see my grandfather slamming down the flashlight in exasperation.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 11:37 AM

...Don't laugh,the loo is apparentlythe most common destination for dropped phones!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: LilyFestre
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 11:51 AM

Just for a little fun.......

    A little over a year ago my grandfather was in the hospital for an extended stay. The longer he stayed, the more clear it was that things were not going to end as we had hoped. My small family gathered round....we were at the hospital for a long time. It eventually became clear that while we wanted to be with Pappy, we couldn't be there 24/7...at least not all of us, all the time. Since we all have cell phones, they were our means of communication...if anything changed or happened, we called each other. That was fine except that my other 2 family members with cell phones (my mom and my aunt) didn't really know how to use them. They could make calls but had no idea how to answer a call. I gave them a mini lesson. Mom did great. My aunt did great. Ok...so we're good to go. I set both phones to vibrate (so the ringing didn't disturb anyone). My aunt promptly stored hers in her bra. A few hours later, we were in the hospital cafeteria. I made some excuse to leave the table, hid around the column and called my aunt. The vibration in her bra about sent her through the roof...LOL...we all had some much needed laughter that day!

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 01:47 PM

incidents? Like the woman who nearly ran my car off the road as we were both turning left in double left-turn lanes? If I hadn't been watching as she tried to hold her phone to her ear with her left hand and shuffle-steer with her right hand, she would have hit me.

When *I* am Emperor of the Universe, you WILL be required to pull off to use a cell/mobile phone, unless it is BlueTooth.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 03:58 PM

Not cell, but phone. My dad was a repairman for the phone company. Lady called in a complaint, he went. Problem was (she was serious here...) that her phone seemed to be somehow connected to her bathtub. Every time she filled it the phone rang. Dad told her she'd need to call the plumber; it was the tub not the phone.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: gnu
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 04:23 PM

Hahahahahaaa!!!! Good one, S! Heheheheee.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 06:30 PM

Corollary to Archimedes law... "When a body is immersed in water,....the phone rings."


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: Irene M
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 04:08 PM

Nah. Got an answer machine for that. Now, the doorbell is another matter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: Alice
Date: 18 Jul 09 - 11:59 PM

I fell asleep late at night with the tv on, and suddenly, something loud on the volume woke me up, but only half awake. I reached over and picked up my cell phone from the bedside table and kept punching buttons and I pointed it at the tv.
Why didn't the tv turn off.. why why why...
suddenly I realized I was using the cell phone, not the tv remote.
In the morning I had a voice mail message from a co-worker... were you trying to call?? One of the buttons I had hit was the re-dial.
That was really a frustrating experience, but now seems pretty funny.

Alice


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: DMcG
Date: 19 Jul 09 - 01:09 AM

Two stories involving well known musicians. I was watching Fairport Convention in Dartford when one of their phones goes off mid act - I forget whose at the moment. Turns out to be Dave Swarbrick ringing for a chat, which takes place for about 30 seconds, before he's told the band is on stage and the phone is held to the mike so the audience can shout to Dave S and hear his response...

One of the pair beloved by a poster here, also at Dartford but on another occasion, told us how he'd mislaid his phone, rang from the landline to locate it then forgot he had done so. A short while later he noticed a 'missed call' on his phone and rang it back. Of course, his house phone rang, so he put down the mobile to answer his landline, ask them to hang on, went back to his mobile, told them he'd another call going on, got no response ... and finally realised what was going on.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: Acorn4
Date: 19 Jul 09 - 04:38 AM

An acquaintance of ours is a farmer by trade, and knows the local grave digger.

He passed on a story about how there was a cremation service, and one of the undertakers accidentally left his mobile in the coffin and sealed the lid.

At the part of the service where the coffin was about to disappear the phone went off.

At least no one answered it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mobile/Cel/Cell Phone Incidents
From: Acorn4
Date: 19 Jul 09 - 05:14 AM

Gobbindownmimobile


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