Daily Archives: April 18, 2012

Imma Come Out And Say It

I’m phone stoopid.

No, really I am.

Oh I can figure out all the fancy doo-dads on my iPhone, no problem.

Most of the doo-dads, anyway.

Where I utterly, completely and totally fail is in the ringtone department.

Here’s the scenario:

I choose a song, or sound effect, as my ringtone.  Usually, this is accomplished after scrolling through the availables or even paying for a favorite song, and then setting it up to activate with every call.

So, someone calls me and my ringtone goes off.

And I look up, look around, and sometimes even ask others in the room “Do you hear that? What is it?”  Or, “Where is that music coming from?”

And I do this, every single time. I never make that permanent connection.


I missed a helluvalot of calls that way, too.

The solution?  I changed my ringtone to “Old Time Phone”, so it sounds like one of those old-style mechanical ringers in those big, heavy, black phones you see in movies of the 30’s and 40’s.

Which brings me to my other problem.

I watch a lot of old movies and now every time a phone rings in one of those movies I grab my iPhone.

I give up.