Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Can You Hear Me Now?

Cell phones.  What did we do without them?  I’ll tell you what we did.  We pulled over into a gas station lot and popped a quarter into a payphone.  Whenever I leave home and I’m not too far down the road, I will literally turn back to retrieve a forgotten cell phone. I bet you do that, too.  Initially, I purchased my phone for emergencies, but now I use it for more than that, and judging by the conversations that I overhear, so does everyone else.
Do you remember the early phones that looked and felt like bricks?  Some of the really old phones came in bags and the whole contraption stayed in the car.  Today, nearly every cell phone has bells and whistles and they’re so much more than phones.  They're also event planners, alarm clocks, calculators, music players—the list seems endless.
Speaking of bell and whistles, consider the wide variety of ringtones.  I heard one ringtone that sounded like an approaching freight train and after the phone rang, the owner apologized.  To me, it wasn’t obnoxious, it was funny.  But I wondered why the owner picked that ringtone?  Perhaps he had a lifelong love of trains. I like ringtones that sound like animals—barking dogs, agitated chimps, human voices—anything that’s different and unexpected.  Of course, my ringtone is just the regular one that comes with the phone.    
I think if my ringtone sounded like a baaa-ing sheep or even a song from my favorite singer, I ‘d get annoyed and bored  by it pretty quickly. Here are a few ringtones that might be amusing for a little while:

So, do you have a funny ringtone or can you share a really funny one that you've heard?                    

4 comments:

ccharnosky said...

I like the baby laughter. It's funny how it's almost difficult to distinguish it from crying. I want a cat meowing for my phone! Where can I get that??

Anonymous said...

How much do these ring tones cost?

Bethanie said...

I believe they are free, but check out www.phonezoo.com. Which one are you considering?

Anonymous said...

Free would be nice; it's 9.99 per month for 15? or something....