Saturday, July 18, 2009

You Can't Always Get What You Want....

That's true. You can't always get what you want, but sometimes you do and then you don't want what you got. I am not talking about bathrooms. I am talking about ring tones on cell phones. We share a cell phone. Jon had chosen the Beach Boys song "Good Vibrations" for the ring tone. When someone called, that tune played loudly. Loudly. You couldn't reach for that phone fast enough if it rang in a public place. Next, he changed it to the Minnesota Rowser. It played (loudly) "Minnesota Hats off to thee..." and everyone in the room thought they should stand up. Not good in church. Not good anywhere but at least if it rang while sitting on his desk in his home office you knew it was the cell phone. Now if I hear the Minnesota Rowser my instinct is to run (to answer the phone) instead of standing at attention. That might look funny if we go to a Minnesota Gopher football game. The band plays the Rowser and I take off for a lap. I might even pay to see that.
Back to the nagging wife, I asked Jon why our phone couldn't just ring? He changed it to a ring tone that is just an old fashioned ring tone. This morning when someone called, neither of us ran to answer it . We looked at each other and said, "What's that?" True story. Strange but true. We have forgotten what a phone should sound like. Maybe we will have to go back to the Beach Boys or the Minnesota Rowser. At least then we got some exercise.

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