Gut Rumbles

June 09, 2005

it peeves me

I was issued a cell phone from work that I was supposed to carry 24-7 so that the company could ALWAYS reach out and touch me, no matter what I was doing at the time. I wore it on my belt and always kept in on "vibrate" mode. If I received a phone call, I didn't think the entire world needed to know about it.

If you want to send something up my ass like a hot piece of barbed wire, let me hear one of your custom rings ANYWHERE in public. Who the fuck do you think YOU are?

I've got to listen to rap music, "London Bridge is Falling Down" or something that reminds me of the old ice cream truck rolling through my neighborhood when I was a boy, while YOU, you rude shit-ass, inflict this noise on everybody within ear-shot while you search frantically for your phone. I see this shit every day anymore.

People do it in restaurants, in movie theaters, in church, in Wal-Mart and even on the fucking GOLF COURSE, for crying out loud. 99.9% of the time, the phone call is from someone asking, "Whatcha doing?" And the answer is, "Oh, not much. What are YOU doing?"

You know... really ESSENTIAL phone calls.

I HATE cell phones and I hate people with silly rings programmed into them. I also despise rude people, and some people with cell phones are about as rude as they come. If I want to hear "Ode to Joy," I'll buy the goddam CD.

I don't want to hear it on your fucking cell phone.


YYYEEESSS!!! ABSOLUTELY AGREE ON THIS ONE. I always wonder what those people did to be rude before they had those *&&!!!)()(%$$## phone ringing in public.

My organization gave me one also, Rob. It lives in my brief case on "vibrate" mode and sometimes I even take it out and charge it.

Posted by: emdfl on June 9, 2005 11:50 AM

Damn. Wish I had of said all of that. By the way, is Rap a communist plot? Or was it just designed to piss off old fat baldheaded rednecks.

Posted by: GUYK on June 9, 2005 11:53 AM

I am the only manager at work who doesn't have one of those gotdamn things. Who the fuck wants to be on call 24/7. I don't answer the fucking landline either. It's for the kids. How the fuck can people waste so many words.

I'd like one of the fuckers for target practice!

Posted by: Ed on June 9, 2005 12:08 PM

I was issued phone for the same reason and when I ask how much I was going to be paid to be on standby I was told nothing. I left the phone the HR bitchs desk.

Posted by: James Old Guy on June 9, 2005 12:18 PM

I work nights. When I DO sleep it's when my kid is taking a nap. I like having my window open for fresh air. The other day some fuck-puddle decides to hang out within hearing distance and receive phone call after phone call on a fucking cell that has some kind of stupid custom fucking ring thing going on. After the third call I went out side and told him to take it somewhere else or I'd take his phone and stick it up his ass.

He took it somewhere else.

Posted by: Daniel Medley on June 9, 2005 12:19 PM

One of the promises of Bluetooth that never appeared was the ability to tell all bluetooth phones in range to switch to vibrate mode. The idea being that resturants, theaters and similar could get rid of the damn ringing.

Me, I want a white noise generator in the proper freq range......or an EMP device.

Posted by: Mythilt on June 9, 2005 12:23 PM

I think I'm one of six people whose cell phones actually sound like a fucking phone when it rings...

Posted by: Graumagus on June 9, 2005 12:26 PM

Cell Phone/Pager = Leash

Lets your boss treat you like the bitch he thinks you are.

Posted by: dbltap on June 9, 2005 12:39 PM

Mine is Peter Gunn...Peter Gunn is bad.

Posted by: Yabu on June 9, 2005 01:08 PM

I got my cell phone because of my job, I take care of old people, if they need me I need to be available. My cell phone does not have the vibrate option. I wish it did!

anyway.... for some reason I can never hear it ringing so it is set on the loudest setting. It also goes to voice mail after the 2nd ring, which is basically everytime it goes off cuz I can't find it that fast.

It is not my intention to be rude.

Posted by: livey on June 9, 2005 01:51 PM

Livey, since you know that you have a crappy cell phone, can't you change it out? You might want to use this thread as reference.

Posted by: Ernie G on June 9, 2005 02:57 PM

I was out walking one evening in downtown of the People's Republic of Ann Arbor (Michigan), and a college age guy & gal were walking towards me. They appeared to be together, but each was talking on their own cell phone. As I passed them I said, "Are you two talking to each other? If so, you don't need to use the phone. And if you're both talking to someone else, why are you two out on a date together?"

They didn't get it.

Posted by: Garry K on June 9, 2005 03:20 PM

Yeah, but is a cheap-ass, low-rent phone with some ghetto tone, or is it a high quality, well made phone with dulcet, soothing tones?

Phone snobbery, anyone?

But yeah, absolutely..... I agree word for word not only with Rob, but Ernie G really nailed it on those fucking obnoxious Nextels in the walkie-talkie mode.

Walkie funny with that phone shoved up their ass, talkie funny, too... "urk, urk".

Sloop New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim on June 9, 2005 03:22 PM

I just drove from Southside Savannah to my home off highway 30 in Effingham County Georgia, A distance of about 25 miles and came close to being in three accidents because of people yacking on their cell phones when they should have been paying attention to where they were going. The last time I was in New York they had a law that the driver of a vehicle could not be on a hand held cell phone or they could get a $100.00 fine. That was the only thing I liked about New York. Georgia needs to look into something along these lines.

Posted by: Willy on June 9, 2005 03:48 PM

Thanks for the advice Ernie, but since nobody ever really calls my cell phone, its not worth upgrading it. I would only want the vibrating option as a... ummm.. toy if you know what I mean. ;)

Posted by: livey on June 9, 2005 03:49 PM

Let's drag all cell phone users off and shoot them. Where we going to bury them all? Rob's backyard is full of cats so we can't bury them there.

Posted by: assrot on June 9, 2005 03:52 PM

I've got a BIG yard, ASSROT. I can make some room for rude cell phone users.

Posted by: Acidman on June 9, 2005 04:18 PM

Any room for rappers?

Posted by: GUYK on June 9, 2005 04:34 PM

Mythilt, I'm with you on the EMP device - that would be awesome.

I think I'm one of the few people left on earth who has never owned a cell phone; frankly, it's not an expense I can handle now, although there are times I wished I had one (I have a 15 year old daughter and it would make life much easier at times when I need to talk to her - however, her boyfriend has one so I just call him. Hah!)

Posted by: Trish on June 9, 2005 04:45 PM

welcome to the real world. Cell phones are here to stay. Get used to it. This customized tunes and shit are noveltys, people get tired of them after a while, thety are not that cool when everybody get them. Just dont let it get to you.


Posted by: warthog on June 9, 2005 06:01 PM

warthog, you are probably right. Remember when answering machine messages were a two minute commentary? A few were humorous but most of the time I just said fuck it and hung up.

Posted by: GUYK on June 9, 2005 06:05 PM

My custom ringtione is AWESOME.

It's a 1960's Ma Bell clunker bell phone. Sounds just like that old bakelite black phone that used to sit in the front hall of everyone's house and rang so loud it could wake the dead.

For non-caller id rings, I have a Merlin PBX system ring. That softer, electronic-y double ring you always here in movies.

AND THAT'S IT. My phone, and I know this is crazy to so many who own cell phones...sounds like a phone. And gets turned off in restaraunts, movies and medical facilities.

Posted by: JimK on June 9, 2005 08:13 PM

I hate telephones, cell phones, and phone chit-chat! Got a cell phone, but it is OFF most of the time - and got a long distance number so if work calls, the extra charge is on THEM.

Posted by: Bonita on June 9, 2005 08:20 PM

Bonita I found you and i see how you say you feel about your long distance # and people like me try so hard to keep corporations and companys from bilking people for so much money

Posted by: mad mama on June 10, 2005 01:24 AM

Bonita I found you and i see how you say you feel about your long distance # and people like me try so hard to keep corporations and companys from bilking people for so much money

Posted by: mad mama on June 10, 2005 01:25 AM

hello Mr. gut rumbles when my friend first said your name to me i expected some one that was hungry! and then she told me what she has experienced with you on your blog and i became afraid of you. so i have heard enough of her stories of you that I had to come check you out .you appear in your picture to be a very attractive man and i am to understand you have been through an awful divorce. I am sorry for you. you appear to have a wonderful home in the south.and i picture you now living an ideal life. the only question i have for you at this time is that i understand you have a daughter. do you have a son? or any other children step or otherwise? do you have any pets? if yes what kind and their names? Myself i have an 80lb dog named "Brinkley" that was the name of the dog on "you got mail "and tom hanks loved his dog . do you drive a pick up truck ? or a car? new or old?

Posted by: mad mama on June 10, 2005 01:49 AM

Uh oh ! Look out Acidman. Looks like someone is making a booty call on you. Step up dude and show her what you got. Good luck.

Posted by: assrot on June 10, 2005 07:50 AM

Mad Momma, speaking as a long time poster/lurker, welcome. As to your questions,rather than having Acidman rehash things he's gone over before, let me suggest that you go back and read the archives. It's all there, and then some.Believe me, it's well worth the time.

Posted by: Ernie G on June 10, 2005 07:56 AM

AMEN, Acidman,
Fucking electric handcuffs.
And rude assholes who insist on bellowing in your ear.
No jury would ever convict you. (are juries allowed to have their cellphones?)

Posted by: Henry Blowfly on June 10, 2005 08:46 AM

Juries aren't even allowed to take notes, much less have cellular handcuffs.

Posted by: Florida Bill on June 10, 2005 09:47 AM

I am not even looking his way! I am happily married of 25 + years!!!!! And I do not wish to be a victim of his abuse and fowl mouth!!!!! I am actually here today for a few reasons one to see how quickly someone would have something to say! another reason is to let it be known that I am tired of how women treat men!!!!!!! these days i notice it has started at a young age even before kids are in middle school determines how a female will treat a male!!!! I have seen my own sons beautiful emotion of love taken advantage of and she played him like a yo-yo! i even offered to send him out to relatives to where he could re-coop but they had a child together and he loves his child and would not leave her. all i could do is stand by and watch him suffer and offer support and guidance with a good cup of coffee.

Posted by: mad mama on June 10, 2005 11:17 AM

excuse me where did the middle section of what i had to say go? that totally blows the whole paragraph!!!! hopefully it'll show up soon!!!

Posted by: mad mama on June 10, 2005 11:24 AM

Well Good morning BONITA if you log on see
you tomorrow or are you off tomorrow? You know who this is! Well I am off to fox island there is a barn sale today and you know how i love anitques and old stuff! has that got anything to do with our line of work?

Posted by: mad mama on June 10, 2005 11:29 AM

Remember everyone to always do a courtesy flush for your fellow man!

Posted by: mad mama on June 10, 2005 11:32 AM

what ever happen to men brining home the bacon, so women didnt have to work???
i still think that married woman should have babies, but woman need to quite thinking of themselves as baby makers. you know what i mean? i am tired of welfare mama's taking all of my tax money to buy their alcohol and drugs. yes, i am a female, on the other hand i dont think that most men get the respect that they deserve.

Posted by: Dishola on June 10, 2005 12:53 PM

My ring-tone?

The Star-Spangled Banner

What would you do if you heard that one, Rob?

Posted by: Rob@L&R on June 10, 2005 04:20 PM

WOW, Mad MaMa! You go, girl! Been drinkin'?

Posted by: Bonita on June 10, 2005 05:50 PM

I have a "fowl" mouth? What gave me away? The feathers?

Posted by: Acidman on June 10, 2005 08:40 PM

not Bonita i have no bean drinkn ant had nutun since new eve! had pale ale!!!! and U?
puts hair on your chest!!! Question? if men are so great why are there LESBIANS????

Posted by: mad mama on June 10, 2005 08:58 PM

Mad Mama! No, I will not be at work tomorrow. BUT! Sue wants to see you in her office 15 minutes before you are ready to clock out ...

Posted by: Bonita on June 10, 2005 10:18 PM

What kind of Vodka is that you are swiggin' on while you writin' babydoll? I am gonna need a little shot of that myself if I am gonna understand any of that anytime soon. By the way....if you have a cat, you might want to keep him outta Acidtakers yard.

Posted by: PJ on June 11, 2005 04:02 AM

well is everyone asleep? i was once told this was the happening place, well here i am where is the party ? is the savage beast sleeping? seems very peaceful here after all.
I like this atmosphere here!

No ring tone here but if there is ever a 911 emergency i hope some one has one handy!!
Let me gues the savage beast is thinking .something is going on in his head. And it's not ring tones!

Posted by: mad mama on June 11, 2005 06:53 PM

BONITA!!!!! The reason why SUE wanted to see me in her office is to remind me that I should continue doing your work and everyone elses. Because of all the slacking that goes on around there and i am the only one she can depend on to have all of our work done. Since my little buddy virginia has been gone no one has stood up to bat to help me pull the load! I'm gonna go floss my teeth i am going to get angry if i continue to think about this...............

Posted by: MAD MAMA on June 11, 2005 07:01 PM

Good Night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!See Ya in the a.m. Hopefully someone will have a good pot of coffee waiting there for us!!!

Posted by: mad mama on June 11, 2005 07:13 PM

Bonita in case you look here I just wanted to let you know we .....yes we got it all done today
which almost did no-one any good there is no check in vitals for 128 and LORI announced this to minnie so now when it gets to SUE!!!!!!!heads will be rolling!!! I think !!atleast that is what i expect!!!! Melissa and lori and april and I got the job done!!! Now are you ready to start on JULYS????I figure if we got started now we should be done some time in AUGUST!!!!! Can you imagine what chaos there would be if we were the nurses??? well this might give you something to take over to your blog!!!!

Posted by: Mad Mama on June 12, 2005 07:14 PM
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