orthogon wrote:Most people I share public transport with seem unable to find the green pick-up button, though. Maybe I've been harsh on them, and their phone has been tampered with.
On the subject of people on public transit being bad with phones, an anecdote:
I overheard the stupidest conversation on the bus ride home one night, between two guys who sounded like they had spent their lives drinking away all but their last few brain cells. One of them asks the other to call his phone. The other asks why, "why don't you call my phone instead?". The first insists "dude man just call my phone ok". (He sounded like Tommy Chong's character from That 70s Show). So the first tries to give his phone number to the second:
1: "ok, so dial eight eight six"
2: "eight... eight... six..."
1: "zero four-"
1: "-zero three"
2: "...what's after that man?"
1: "that's it"
2: "dude that's only like five numbers man"
1: "ok, dial eight eight six, zero-"
2: "zero three right I got it"
1: "no, eight eight six..."
2: "that's only five numbers!"
1: "[sigh] eight eight six, zero four-"
2: "ok, zero..."
1: "-zero three"
2: "...three... and then what?"
By this point I am, literally, facepalming. This went on for like half an hour at least, skipping through a phase where guy #2 thought the number was 886-043 and kept insisting that's only six numbers (hey at least he's progressing), while guy #1 kept just repeating his number over and over again (which is why I remember it).
Finally guy #2 got the number right, and called, and said he just got a message saying the voicemail box was full. Guy #1 then explained that the point of this exercise was to figure out why his phone wasn't ringing when he got calls. Guy #2 suggested guy #1 try calling his phone, but guy #1 said that won't help cause he's out of minutes so he can't call out, and would guy #2 please try calling again to see if it rings this time, while guy #2 kept insisting that guy #1 try calling him first and guy #1 explained again that he was out of minutes so that wouldn't work now please try calling me again so I can see if it rings.
This went on for another half our or so.
"Why doesn't my phone ring when people call me?"
"Does it ring other people's when you call them?"
"I can't call out, I'm out of minutes. Now why doesn't my phone ring when people call me?"