Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Ring Tone

Although owning a cell phone is considered a boon these day, the ringing  tone of  a cell phone can sometimes be annoying.With many,particularly the young,choosing weird and strange sounds for their hand sets.The trend among  young teens these days is that they download from websites some catchy tones which repeatedly blast through their  mobile phones and as a result  bring discord within the elders in the family.In this era of technology,as strange  as it may sound, there are still a lot of  people who  are attention seekers and  get pleasure from it.Hence the ring tones play a major part in supporting their inclination.How so ever these creepy,bizarre or catchy tones indeed  attract people whether they like it or not.Most often it induces laughter and other times some criticism.There is nothing more infuriating than mobile phones when they go off when you least anticipate.People are so obsessed with it  that  they carry it wherever they go.They should have at least the courtesy of switching it off or putting it on silent mode when they attend private ceremonies or when attending a funeral .
I think it’s a good move made by flight authorities to make that crucial announcement before takeoff,the switching off of handsets.The other day while waiting for my  appointment with the doctor, in the hospital waiting area,I heard earsplitting giggles,with similar loud cackles among a group of young teens who probably had tolled along with their parents to the hospital.A few  others,who were quietly reading, got really intrigued by this unpleasantness but didn’t have the guts to confront the girls.I clearly saw what the commotion was all about but did nothing to butt in. The actual fact was  one girl in that group was  carrying a hand set that had a ‘giggling’ ring tone which  had straight away stirred up laughter among the rest.Just imagine how corresponding  it would have been: the deafening sound  of the mobile and the  screeching of a bunch of unruly teens.
I do not want to sound so nerve racking so let me loosen up a bit and  share with you a  humorous twist to the ring tone,a true incident which happened recently back in my native country.Get ready to  switch off your mobile phone and  laugh your wits out.

‘A Sri Lankan prisoner who tried to hide his mobile phone during a search of his cell was caught out when guards heard ring tones from his rear-end, a hospital official said on Friday.
The 58-year-old convict had to be admitted to the national hospital in Colombo where doctors later retrieved the handset from his rectum.
"The man had concealed the phone inside his person," the official said, asking not to be named.
"Unfortunately for him, the phone rang at the wrong time and guards knew he had a phone at the wrong end."
He said the man was in hospital for two days but was discharged and sent back to prison Friday after the mobile phone was taken out.
The prisoner is serving a 10-year term for theft at the high security  jail in the capital. ( source AFP)

1 comment:

  1. Teens love to foster discord within their parent's homes. They consider it their job. It has been going on since the dawn of time.

    In the days just preceeding my teen years, teen boys would wear their hair long (immitating their favorite 'Beatle,') and parents frowned upon this fasion statement.

    In my teens, the hippie movement was in full swing, and in addition to long hair, grungy denim jeans and tie-dyed T-shirts were all the rage. Parents hated that era.

    Just lately, teens wear their pants so low that plumbers blush seeing this (I am not sure this era has passed yet).

    Now it's ring tones. Some things never change.