At least it wasn’t “Grand Valse”

September 16th, 2007 · 191 comments

According to a 2006 Harris poll, office-workers say annoying ringtones are one of their biggest pet peeves — second only to office loud talkers. So I’m actually surprised we haven’t seen more notes like this one, which Flickr’s Heather Champ found taped to her (chirping) cell phone once upon a time.

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What’s your pick for the most obnoxious ringtone award?

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191 responses so far ↓

  • #1   claw71

    I can’t take any shots at the note writer. People who chronically leave their cell phones on their desks don’t respond to courteous reminders because they lack any sense of courtesy in the first place.

    This is actually more civil than what I have done. I have actually answered wayward cellular phones. My best greeting: “Paul can’t answer the phone right now because he’s getting written up for taking too many personal calls at work.” It was his mom.

    I wish I would have saved his subsequent email. He was pissed. He even cited non-existent laws and threated to sue who ever did it. He ended up getting reprimanded for sending out the email.

    Sep 16, 2007 at 10:51 pm   rating: 32  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   claw71

    In the office I think vibrate is the worst because it makes the most noise. A phone left on a work top will hum at a frequency that permeates everything.

    Outside of the office I have to nominate my sister for idiot of the decade. On three occasions over the course of two years she attended family functions and left her very loud cell phone alarm set for 6:00am. The phone would chime some annoying “Queen of England” trumpet fanfare for 30 seconds then automatically snooze for five minutes before starting it allover again. I think it actually was a promenade of some royal pedigree. That Sanyo phone repeated this cycle five times. FIVE!!! Mine doesn’t repeat at all. What kind of a WMD is Sanyo peddling?

    I would have thrown her purse in the hot tub, but I didn’t want to get up. I tried to hide under a pillow but those digital trumpets would not be denied.

    Making matters worse…everybody had been drinking extensively the night before on each occasion. The family has made a pact that if this happens again we will kill her and her husband and then just deny they were ever there. The good news is that my uncle is a cop. He can pull some strings. She is aware of this arrangement, by the way.

    Sep 16, 2007 at 11:05 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   BoggyWoggy

    I hvae to agree with the above. Once, while attending a workshop with 400 others, the presenter said, with a scowl, “And, please, everyone, make sure you mute your phones.” 5 minutes later, the presenters’ phone went off! GRRRRR….

    Sep 16, 2007 at 11:16 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   marla

    So far the most obnoxious ones I’ve heard are ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ and ‘The Entertainer’. Or really any bastardized piece of classical music.

    Sep 16, 2007 at 11:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   BoggyWoggy

    Hey, and while we’re focusing on the newest PA note, anyone notice the whiteboard in they background? What office in this world has the f-word posted for all to see? Hmmm…if this is near her /his desk, people must really, really be ticked! I think she/he deserves all of the negative attention.
    I secretly programmed Hubby’s ringtone: Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot” gets a lot of eye-rolling, especially since he doesn’t know how to change it!

    Sep 16, 2007 at 11:23 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   claw71

    I saw that board in the back and thought that I really need to be working in that office.

    My ring tone is “Push It” by Salt and Peppa. Oooh baby baby. Old School. That’s how I roll.

    What I really want is a clip of the last few bars of “Killing in the Name” by Rage Against the Machine. “F!ck you, I won’t do what you tell me!” Of course everytime I hear that song I break shit so it’s probably just as well.

    Sep 16, 2007 at 11:33 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   liz

      i have those last few bars of Killing in the name of…i used to have it as the ringer for when my mom called…as a joke of course. :)

      Sep 27, 2009 at 9:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   WanderingPenguin

    The guy who’s in charge of the network at my girlfriend’s office is a nice, middle-aged Bosnian refugee with a decent though slightly tenuous grasp of the English language. Actually, I’m not sure that’s germaine, but…. anyhow, one day he was working on their server and his cell phone went off, playing “Barbie Girl” by Aqua. The people around him had a soft chuckle while he answered the call and once he had hung up one of the office staff said, “was that a ring tone for one of your friends?” “No,” came the reply, “it’s my regular ring tone.” “Oh, did your daughter pick it out for you?” “No, I don’t have any kids.”

    *awkward silence* *subject change* *people slowly backing out of the room*

    It must have been a scene straight out of “The Office”. What 45-year-old man has “Barbie Girl” as their ring tone if they don’t have any kids?

    Any time I hear even a snippet of that insipid song now I have to grin like an idiot. Which is a lot better than how I used to react to it: pure gut-wrenching nausea. So I guess that’s good!

    Sep 16, 2007 at 11:46 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Miz-andi

    That cell phone was fucking delicious.

    Sep 16, 2007 at 11:50 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Becca

    my phone alternates between the Indiana Jones theme and the theme from Yoshi’s Story.

    Yeah. Geek.

    Sep 16, 2007 at 11:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Minox

    reprogramming ring tones is a great thing to do when someone’s not with their phone. We did that to one guy at work, who spent the next month dealing with ‘Who Let the Dogs Out’

    Sep 16, 2007 at 11:54 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   s

    gotta side with the note writer…

    Sep 17, 2007 at 12:02 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Sharona

    That 2lmc thing has been around for years. Nice to know that old memes never die.

    I work in a college library, and there’s nothing quite like having a few bars of “Smack That” come blaring from behind one of the stacks, followed by a whispered, “Hi…I’m in the library.”

    Sep 17, 2007 at 12:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Ceryniti

    HA… I’d love to work in an office where we said fuck all the time, … oh, wait I do, it’s called a professional kitchen. I know, f bombs aren’t professional, but let’s see you handle a Friday night without dropping it.

    Anyway, being the metalhead and geek I am, my mian ring tone is from Opeth’s “Grand Conjuration” , my others are CoF “Temptaion” and “Nymphetamine”… and my gamer group’s is the Zelda theme song.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 12:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Suebob

    Man, claw71, what a Crankypants! When my co-worker’s phone goes off and they aren’t around, my assumption is “Oh, they forgot their phone,” rather than “They lack a sense of courtesy.” I try to cut people some slack and hope they will do the same for me because I, too, screw up sometimes.

    My ringtone goes “Ring, ring.” Because I am creative that way.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 12:26 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Jamie

    For a while, I had ‘The Doom Song’ from Invader Zim. Sadly, my partner found it intensely annoying and made me change it. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqcn_TPu4qQ

    If you want to hear it. Mine started where Gir says ‘I’m gonna sing the doom song now!’

    Sep 17, 2007 at 12:29 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   QueenDustBunny

    My co-workers used to leve her phone on vibrate on the top of the desk until it vibrated into the trash. Then she put it in her drawer.

    My sister’s phone has these individualy programable ringtones. When her x-husband calls, a computer voice says “Call from Cheating Bastard” then a donkey brays.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 12:41 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   the sos

    my supervisor’s phone was set to a retarded (albeit once great) rock song…her son did it. no prob. except she leaves the fucking thing on her desk ALL THE TIME. so then i’m stuck with this shit in my head b/c he’s 19 and apparently cannot survive without calling her twenty fucking times a day. now, my OTHER (yeah, it’s real office space) boss wants HIS ringtone to be La-Cucaracha…so i guess i should consider myself lucky?

    point is, it’s a MOBILE phone – carry that shit with you or turn it off. and for god’s sake – own your ringtone dammit. love it, live it, work it. (mine’s the original ringtone from CTU headquarters on 24.)

    claw – that’s funny that your ringtone is Push It. that’s my ex’s tone. she’s a phd student at Northwestern – it went off during a schmooz-fest dinner she was at one time. know what she did? that’s right – she OWNED it baby! (there may have been dancing involved even)

    Sep 17, 2007 at 1:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Wry Exchange

    I have Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ for all the fucktards on my list. I briefly smile when I hear the warning song, then ~sigh~ answer the phone to talk to the idiot. My husband has the theme from ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” for his idiots.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 1:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Chris

    I was contracting in at a certain australian Telco, and one woman did exactly that. leave her phone on her desk all day, and she was never there. worst of all was the ringtone. Rick Astley’s, Never gonna give you up…..

    shudders..

    Sep 17, 2007 at 1:29 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Canthz_B

    Arrghhh! My co-worker’s ringtone is Jingle Bells.
    Ever hear Jingle Bells all damned summer?!
    My biggest pet peeve with cell phones is that I am forced to listen to private conversations in public. Oh, how I miss phone booths. Where does Superman change now anyway?
    My ringtone is “Tear the Roof Off”

    Sep 17, 2007 at 1:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Canthz_B

    Wait a minute, the hand holding the note is a left hand. Who the heck is that framed with it and why?

    Sep 17, 2007 at 2:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Jamie

    I used to have The Doom Song from INvader Zim as mine, because it was so utterly and completely annoying, and I am a bitch. =)

    Sep 17, 2007 at 2:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Simster

    Please, yes, turn off your mobile phone. Especially in the office where you probably have a phone on your desk anyway. And take it with you when you leave – otherwise what is the point of having it?

    Sep 17, 2007 at 2:24 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   tweedle

    whoops (posted comment for this note on depressing last note’s thread)

    ringtones clangtones dang tones..
    chronic unnattended cell phones will be _____________.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 2:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   E

    I’m actually on team desk, by a small percentage. I typically stashed my cell in my purse, as I didn’t take calls except on break OR when I was in a situation where I needed to take a call (drs office, best friend in labor, etc.) BUT, if the boss called me to her office, or I had to go talk to a co-worker, I did leave it – it would be even ruder if I took it in there and answered while they were talking business with me. Oh, and I don’t take it in the bathroom because it would ring FOR SURE.

    Is my ringtone of choice annoying? It generally rings to “Cheeseburger in Paradise” by Jimmy Buffett in the summer – although one friend’s special ringtone is “Dancing Queen” by Abba. The notice that I have for voicemail is the Indiana Jones theme. Last winter my ringtone was “Not Ready To Make Nice” by the Dixie Chicks.

    Are they too annoying? I hate the really loud regular rings. They give me an instant headache.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 3:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Fnord Prefect

    At a previous workplace, we hid one co-worker’s phone inside the speakers for his PC. It took him most of the day to find it, much to the delight of the rest of the team.

    We also hid several phones in the ceiling at other times.

    I miss that place, some days…

    Sep 17, 2007 at 3:27 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Darcy

    You know what my ringtone is?

    I don’t have one. It just rings. Remember? “Ring, ring”? Whatever happened to that, it was a classic.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 6:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   claw71

    Suebob:

    I’m talking about people who consistently leave their phones unattended. They deserve my wrath. Where I’m currently working there’s this woman who leaves her phone at her desk all the time and I’m thinking about leaving it at the Somali Welcome center.

    E:

    TAKE YOUR PHONE! You don’t have to answer it in your boss’ office, in fact you can even turn it off. I set my phone to the “all silent” setting so it doesn’t ring or vibrate while I’m at work.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 6:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Darcy

    claw71, you should just start turning her phone off when she’s away. She’ll probably turn it back on again, but maybe she’ll still leave it on the desk afterward, and then you can engage in passive-aggressive phone battle with her!

    Sep 17, 2007 at 6:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Craniac

    And what, pray tell, is wrong with Grand Valse? A little Chopin would class up the joint.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 6:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   turrboenvy

    My sister has had a few Livejournal posts on this subject. What’s more passive-agressive than not even leaving a note, but posting in an online journal that the coworker will never ever see.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 7:26 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Canthz_B

    Turrboenvy: Please have your Sis post a P-A letter here in response to her tormenter’s posting.
    We’ll have a ball!!

    Sep 17, 2007 at 7:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Trickster

    I side with the note writer also. Just take it with you when you leave, thats the whole point of a mobile phone!

    I would definately have answered the phone, just to keep it from ringing. I would have been nice to the caller though, cause it’s not the callers fault the owner of the mobile phone is an inconsiderate person.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 7:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Canthz_B

    tormentor’s….my bad!

    Sep 17, 2007 at 7:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   claw71

    I can’t believe I didn’t think of it until now but a really cruel trick would be to delete the stored numbers on the phone in question. Nobody memorizes numbers anymore.

    Trickster, you’re wrong. People who chronically leave their phones behind associate with scumbags and scoundrels.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 8:48 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   thordora

    I have the Pipettes as a ring tone for the express purpose of irritating my gossipy, irritating coworkers.

    And lo, how it works. :)

    Sep 17, 2007 at 8:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Char

    I programmed “Stuck on You” by Lionel Ritchie onto my husband’s phone when he was being irritating. Now I kinda like it and may change mine to it. Don’t know if I can give up “Brass Monkey” by the Beastie Boys, though.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 9:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Canthz_B

    A telephone is a comunication device. Welcome to PAN thordora, using your phone on purpose as an irritant is a P-A act by definition. Did you ever consider that it also annoys coworkers who are not gossipy and irritating?

    Sep 17, 2007 at 9:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   Roctavious McGhee

    I was sitting in a Dr’s office one, noticing the three signs demanding that you shut off your cellphone. I sat outside an x-ray room, again reading a sign demanding you turn off your cellphone. On my way back to the examination room I passed another sign prohibiting the use of a cell phone. Just as the Dr. was giving me his opinion of my x-ray, I hear the strains of “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue” from his pocket from which he extracted his cellphone and answered the call. At least he had decency to go out into the hallway. For all 10 minutes if his non-medical cellphone call.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 9:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Erin

    What’s 2lmc? Somebody write an urbandictionary.com definition.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 9:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   BoggyWoggy

    My ringtone is Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.”
    “We just 2 lost souls living in a fishbowl, year-after-year.”

    Sep 17, 2007 at 9:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   Karmakaze

    The problem with “ring ring” is that it can sound like your land line. Or it can have you reaching for the phone every time a phone rings on the tv. Me, I got a clip of the Yup-yups from Sesame street saying “Brrrrrring! (yup-yup-yup) Brrrring!” I have the CTU ringtone, too, but only because I couldn’t find a source with the other old office phone ring patterns.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 9:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   blankblank

    I make a habit of taping those wayward phones under desks. it’s crazymaking for the jerks with loud ringtones.

    and I have my phone on silent at work. simple – leave it on my desk so I can see a call coming in and ignore it like always.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 9:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   claw71

    I would find another doctor if mine gave me any reason to think he was a Toby Keith fan. I could see that guy giving a rectal: “Now you take down them panties and squeal like a pig. Go on now.”

    Sep 17, 2007 at 10:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   Katzndogz

    “My ringtone goes “Ring, ring.””

    I’m sure the person meant that it makes a ringing noise, but what came to mind was some person’s voice saying, “Ring, ring.” Hee!

    My ringtone is Yoda’s Theme from Empire Strikes Back. I love it so much that sometimes I don’t want to answer the phone so I can keep listening to it.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 10:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   Katzndogz

    I was in the library one time and heard a cat yowling over and over. It was only when someone answered their phone that I realized it was a ringtone. A few of us were chuckling aloud over that one.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 10:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   turrboenvy

    From the desk of my Sister:
    Dear cubicle neighbor,

    for pete’s sake, put your phone on SILENT at work!! Everytime your damned phone vibrates that you have a call/voicemail/message, I HEAR IT!!! Hell, you can even leave it on vibrate if you put it on something/in something soft…because you leave it on your desk, and every 10 seconds “BRRRRRRR”
    It’s damned annoying. Seriously. I’d even rather listen to a cute little tune than that.

    Grr to you!
    -Me

    Sep 17, 2007 at 10:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   edicius

    My ringtones are pretty simple. Main ringtone is an edit of Linkin Park’s “What I’ve Done” to sound as it did at the end of the Transformers movie. Ringtone for my wife is Tucker from Red Vs. Blue saying “Bow Chicka Bow Wow!”. Text messages are the Transformers transformation sound. Voicemail messages are voice actor David Kaye (again, Transformers-related, recording directly from him at a convention) saying, “Ah, you have a voicemail, yesssssss…”

    But I usually have it on silent at work and I never leave it on my desk. My old secretary used to do that (especially when she would leave the office for god knows where) and it pissed me off to no end because her mom would call her (no joke) at least 20 times a day. More if it was a particularly drama-filled day.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 10:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   turrboenvy

    My phone. First it vibrates, then it announces “Call from… Mom,” and then either goes into a custom tone (such as the Doom video game theme for the aforementioned mom), Banaphone, So Long and Thanks for all the Fish, or Yackety-Sax.

    I always have it clipped to my hip, and almost always answer it while it’s still buzzing, but I’m sure it would drive others bonkers should I leave it behind.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 10:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   RudyRusso

    I think I have a seriously annoying ringtone – it’s called “It’s Gonna Keep On Ringin’” and can be found at :

    http://www.thesongoftheday.com/index.cgi?_d=032607&_m=bonus

    Like the subject of today’s post, I once left my phone on my desk while wearing noise cancelling headphones. I looked up and found everyone around me laughing when I noticed that my phone was blaring that song. The second time that happened, they weren’t laughing. Needless to say, I keep the ringer switch off now.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 10:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   T-Bone

    I guard my alone time jealously, so I have resisted getting a cell phone all these years. The idea that someone can call me while I’m grocery shopping or at the movie theatre fills me with repulsion.

    So get this: I went to work for the city in which I live and they gave me a cell phone. My co-workers made fun of me (rightfully so) because I had no idea how to use it. I liked picking out the ring tone, though. I selected a really cheesy, disco-y, porn-y ring tone– chicka wa wa, chicka wa wa– and get a kick out of the tune when my phone rings.

    I still don’t really know how to use the cell. Technology is not– and never will be– something I embrace.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 10:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   Tarn

    The managers in my office leave their phones on their desks while they are in meetings which last hours. So we have to hear their silly ringtones a lot. I don’t recognize the songs, they are just irritating. The most annoying I’ve ever heard in public is that bloody Crazy Frog, though.
    But no matter the ring tone, having to listen to other people’s personal conversations in public is fucking annoying. Ditto in the office – the woman next to me has several loud, long, gossippy personal calls a day on her mobile, and it never occurs to her to take them away from her desk. And her grammer is awful, which for some reason makes it even more irritating. I have to listen to a lot of ‘Know what I mean?’ and ‘Innit’ and ‘You was’. *Sigh*…

    Sep 17, 2007 at 11:08 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   Canthz_B

    Two simple solutions:

    1) Turn your cell off during work hours. Your family should have your work number for emergencies. If expecting a personal call (lab results, etc.) keep your phone on until the special cvall comes in, then nix it. You’re on company time damnit. Do you really want to loose a job because some numb-nuts NEEDS to tell you what happened on a soap opera?
    GEEZ!
    2) Remind yur friends that you have a job and give tell them what time you get off work.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 11:12 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   Absolutly

    I have a friend who isn’t the brightest crayon in the box, so her personalized ringtone is “If I Only Had A Brain” from Wizard of Oz. The tone I have for people calling me (the one they hear) is actually “Wish You Were Here” – good choice BoggyWoggy! And then I had a friend from church who’s ringtone was “Me and God” by Josh Turner. I like making them personalized!

    But on the topic of the note, I totally am on Team Notewriter. Having annoying ringtones in the office is just plain rude and totally annoying! Even when people have the phone on them, it has to ring for a second before they actually pick up – and sometimes that conversation they have seems louder than most regular office phone conversations, so that goes into the “Loud Office Talkers” complaint also!!

    Sep 17, 2007 at 11:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   Canthz_B

    Two simple solutions:

    1) Turn your cell off during work hours. Your family should have your work number for emergencies. If expecting a personal call (lab results, etc.) keep your phone on until the special call comes in, then nix it. You’re on company time damnit. Do you really want to loose a job because some numb-nuts NEEDS to tell you what happened on a soap opera?
    GEEZ!
    2) Remind yur friends that you have a job and give tell them what time you get off work.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 11:13 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   lauralaiwc

    i think the most irritating is “my humps” by that fergie thing. she looks like a plastic mupet.

    i guess i dont devote time to my ringtone, mostly because i think whatever song i chose would quickly be the most hated song in my song library ever. mine is either on vibrate or OFF.

    why is it so difficult for people to comprehend turning their cell phone off when on duty? or muting it. at work i mute all noise, but leave it face-up on my desk so i can see who is called. i DO have picture ID for all the people that i want to hear from.

    as much as i love my cell phone, i do think they are evil, because people no longer possess any manners.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 11:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   Anon

    Yes, one could loose his mind listening to all these ringtones that are are on the lose in today’s society. Loose the crazy ringtones people. Don’t be loosers! If you continue we’ll tie you up and not let you lose until you loose the ringtone!

    At least that’s my lose interpretation of the facts. Follow this suggestion and you can’t loose!

    Sep 17, 2007 at 11:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #57.1   Delphi

      Loosing is not a option.

      Aug 8, 2008 at 9:06 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #58   lauralaiwc

    woops, gramatical error, ill call myself out!

    the correction should either be:
    so i can see who is calling
    or
    so i can see who has called.

    so there :)

    Sep 17, 2007 at 11:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   lauralaiwc

    i hate it when people let their phone ring and ring and ring, as if everyone else around them REALLY wants to hear their damn phone going off. no one is impressed as you are with your clever song selection.

    i have a friend whos phone goes “sorry to interupt, but i do beleive you HAVE A PHONE CALL!!!” in a very proper male brittish accent. she giggles and lets it do it several times so we can all marvel in her clever selection.

    next time, i swear, im going to slap the damn thing out of her hand. maybe once it would be ok, twice would even be tolerable, but not every damn time.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 11:20 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   Anon

    What’s a mupet?

    Sep 17, 2007 at 11:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   lauralaiwc

    *clutches heart*

    whats a muppet???

    http://www.muppets.zienas.de/images/janice.jpg

    Sep 17, 2007 at 11:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #62   Anon

    Oh, you meant muppet? My fault! I thought there was something new I didn’t know about. I thought you perhaps meant keeping a cow as a pet – e.g. moo pet.

    Sorry. Sarcastic today.

    Sep 17, 2007 at 11:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #63   Canthz_B

    Oooo, ANON, no you didn’t!
    Go back and see “loose” vs. “lose” .
    Muppets are cool! Wacka, Wacka! :)

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  • #64   Canthz_B

    Darn, now I have to apologize! Sorry Anon!

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  • #65   Anon

    Sorry Canthz…couldn’t let you slide on your comment #55 where you used loose instead of lose.

    Like I said, I’m sarcastic today. :)

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  • #66   lauralaiwc

    the muppets are classics.

    a moo pet, lmao. that makes me think of those chia pet thingies for some reason.

    and you cant be that rediculous, you knew what i was talking about :-p

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  • #67   Canthz_B

    :)

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  • #68   Anon

    Those who know me know that, yes, I CAN be that ridiculous. :)

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  • #69   Anon

    …or rediculous. Whichever.

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  • #70   lauralaiwc

    oh i will let you have some points for keeping it light-hearted and fun :) and for being the flaw police. lol.

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  • #71   lauralaiwc

    lol i was about to go find a dictionary to check :)

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  • #72   Anon

    Too funny! For the record, it’s ridiculous.

    Thanks so much,

    Anal Rententive Man

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  • #73   lauralaiwc

    Can I just call you ARM for short? because if i have to say anal every time i address you, i might giggle.

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  • #74   claw71

    You know, if somebody I knew had a “clever” ringtone that they insisted on letting everybody else hear I would be making a concerted effort to distance myself from their social circle.

    I would ensure this distancing by applying crazy glue to the culprit’s phone and its battery pack and then calling them until the battery died or somebody took violent action against them.

    For the record, the tiny handful of people who know me have assigned Denis Leary’s “I’m an Asshole” as my ringtone. It’s pretty much a waste because I make about four outbound calls a month, but I like it. It’s better than “Ice Ice baby”.

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  • #75   Anon

    ARM works for me.

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  • #76   Potbelly

    Ugh I attended a seminar (supposedly about photography in the digital age) last week featuring this douchebag braggart who brought his own DJ and had this elaborate powerpoint-type projection full of repeating self-promotional videos of his super awesome lifestyle, irritating cliche slogans, etc.

    One that kept coming up, zooming up huge on the screen for everyone to cringe at was “Loose the attitude”…like ten times. Excruciating.

    I wouldn’t have cared except for the captive, ironic circumstances and my pre-existing loathing for everything outta this guy.

    And my ringtone is Knight Rider, everyone loves it. But I never get any calls.

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  • #77   T-Bone

    Sorry for the double post–

    Another thing: of all these songs mentioned for ringtones, the only one I’ve ever heard of is “My Humps”, and I think the reason why is because it’s completely unavoidable– like a bad case of the flu. Come to think of it, I’ve heard that Toby Keith one too. It made me want to jam screwdrivers in my ears.

    I am the most un-hip person in the universe.

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  • #78   jordan

    I’m forced to listen to “Yellow Submarine” multiple times a day- always at the loudest volume setting. The only thing worse than her cell phone ringing all day is having to listen to her yell at her kids. I think one of the first conversations I overheard started with “No, stupid”. Classy.

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  • #79   ijRoberts

    Yes, I had the annoying friend as well who had a ringtone that was just a woman’s voice saying “Answer your PHOOOOONE” all high and whiney. It was awful. But he was damned proud of it.

    Like the good cubicle carny that I am, I have my phone on vibrate, resting on my mouse pad so that the sound is insulated. No P-A notes are heading MY way!

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  • #80   Absolutly

    My mother and step-dad have a ringtone for my step-sister and it’s just this loud voice saying “Blah Blah BLAH” over and over, it not only is annoying, but it scares the bejeezus outta me when it starts to ring!!

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  • #81   mere

    but tell us notewriter: how do you REALLY feel?!

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  • #82   zsa

    I’ve got BNL’s “If I had a million dollars”
    On vibrate in my purse. If I know a call is coming in it MIGHT be on the desk, but usually not. Although I dont care if I annoy my closest cube-mates, I cant stand to listen to the stupid phone ring.

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  • #83   lauralaiwc

    claw, i dont make the effort to hang out with that person, but it happens because we know the same people.

    my best friend has the darth vader theme (duh-duh-duh-dah-duh-duh…you all know what im talking about) for her husband’s ex wife’s ring tone, and it makes us all crack up every time. i dont know what mine is, but i think when people have a ring tone for every person they know, they have entirely too much time on their hands.

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  • #84   lauralaiwc

    keeping ones buzzing phone in a purse isnt so bad i suppose because usually there is some fabric to pad the vibrations. although having something rapidly vibrating in one’s purse may raise the eyebrows of coworkers :)

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  • #85   WanderingPenguin

    To anon aka ARM:

    Standing ovation from this corner.

    Sincerely,

    WP

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  • #86   little voice

    Sheesh. This is a pet peeve in our office…some jackwad has a generic ring but it is set for the loudest setting and it stays on the desk when jackwad is away.

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  • #87   WanderingPenguin

    Why on earth is her husband’s ex-wife calling her on her cell phone, lauralai? That’s what I want to know!

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  • #88   lauralaiwc

    because said husband and ex have kids together, so the ex wife is always calling to make everyones life a living hell. i know im biased because of my friend, but this woman is evil.

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  • #89   lauralaiwc

    thanks for the link, miguel, and lmao @ the last part of your post!

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  • #90   claw71

    I have one of those neoprene phone pockets with the velcro strap that runners wear. I set my phone to vibrate and cinch the strap to “albino python” so I get my money’s worth out of every call.

    I think people are on to me because when I get a call I sound like Mr. Slave: “OOOOh, Jeethus Christ!”

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  • #91   Mrs L Carrot

    The people I know with the most annoying ringtones are the people who have children who being, naturally, far more techno-savvy than their parents, have set hideous ring tomes their parents have no clue how to undo.

    Mr Carrot has the theme from The Empire Strikes Back, I have Hit Me With Your Rythm Stick, by Ian Dury and the blockheads, which none of you will have heard of.

    Cheers

    Mrs L Carrot

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  • #92   Miguel D.

    lauralaiwc, that link was for claw, not for you. how dare you read my message to him and use it for your own needs? i can’t believe you would even read such a private post that was most clearly labeled “claw.” Seeing that your name has the letters of “claw” mixed up within it, i see how maybe there was some confusion and you thought it was for you but next time….be warned. you should work for the president with that type of disregard for others privacy. a plague on your house.

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  • #93   WanderingPenguin

    Well, I understand her calling the house when the shared kids are there….but there is no way on God’s green earth that my partner’s ex will EVER have my cell number. And if he ever GOT my cell number… I would block his number from ever reaching it, funny ringtone notwithstanding. ;)

    Oh, is miguel here again? I have it on ignore. As if this was my cell phone. See how easy that works?

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  • #94   lauralaiwc

    its really not too hard to reset the ring tone…but then again, my mother cant seem to figure it out either. good thing im nice to her. because i would set “get your freak on” to emberass her. or something equally as irritating.

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  • #95   lauralaiwc

    im still lmaoing, miguel, even more so now. i dont care if the link was for claw or not, i still want me some free ringtones :-p a pox back at you.

    WP, i wouldnt want an ex spouse to have my cell number either, but at the same time, if they were pestering me at least i would know they werent pestering my spouse. well, they still could be i suppose. anyway, i am sure i have more logic to it than that, but i dont care to further explain it, im sleepy, its lunch time and my blood sugar is low, lol.

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  • #96   WanderingPenguin

    Uh….speaking of P/A….I give you Mrs. Carrot. ;)

    Not only have I heard of “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick”, I have it on 10″ vinyl import from the UK, a Stiff Records collection CD and on my mp3 player. Why you would assume and state that none of “us” will have heard of that song is beyond me. But it’s all good.

    I must seem a lot younger than I am, huh?

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  • #97   claw71

    I thought “My Humps” was annoying until I heard “Fergilicious”.

    I know she’s hot. Fergie could take a dump on my pancakes and I’d be a happy guy but that doesn’t mean I like her music. When her videos come on I hit mute and play that “Me So Horny” track from 2 Live Crew.

    Seriously, try it some time. It also works for Britney Spears and Beyonce.

    Come to think of it, I should try it with Wilson Phillips and the Dixie Chicks.

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  • #98   WanderingPenguin

    Ok, lauralai, enjoy your nap, lunch and insulin shot. :D

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  • #99   lauralaiwc

    nicely said, WP. even some of us “younger folk” have heard those songs before. its the generation of pirated music. it makes it easier to access everything.

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  • #100   lauralaiwc

    fergie is hot? this i dont understand. im not saying that i dont think certain women are hot, because i do, but wax figurine women with fake lips arent amonsgt them. and she is SO irritating.

    young and fresh britney spears or 2007 VMA britney? because the 2007 VMA edition makes me think of that scene in the star wars movie with jaba the hut.

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  • #101   Miguel D.

    i agree, fergie is not hot. she has a nice rack, but from the neck up….*shudders*. britney has lost it too. who would have thought aguielera (or however you spell it) would come out on top?

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  • #102   WanderingPenguin

    So are you saying 2007VMA Britney reminds you of Jabba? Or Leia in the gold bikini?

    Because the only thing on tv these days resembling Jabba the Hutt is Lavell Crawford on Last Comic Standing. Yikes.

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  • #103   lauralaiwc

    its those multiple chins on B.S. (haha) that makes me think of jaba, WP.

    fergie = truest deffinition of butterface. but she has that yucky tan all over the rest of her, otherwise her body wouldnt be too bad.

    and i hate to say this because i love her, but angelina jolie has taken a turn for the yuck. shes too skinny.

    aguilerra is rumored to be pregnant, but yes, at least she has either staye dpretty consistant or improved from time to time.

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  • #104   claw71

    Sadly, if you put the flabby 2007 VMA Britney on the average public beach in that outfit she’d be the hottest thing out there but when the sum of your “talent” is a perfect body you really need to be fit on TV. Especially if you plan on wriggling around.

    And yes, Fergie is hot. I think she has become increasingly “waxy” but she’s always had a rocking body. Must be the meth.

    And people say drugs are bad.

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  • #105   claw71

    THIS JUST IN!!!

    Lauralai thinks women are hot! WHOOP WHOOP. Live lesbian action eminent.

    So who’s hot? Inquiring minds want to know.

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  • #106   Alexis

    Fergie= Meth Face

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  • #107   lauralaiwc

    i never said i was a lesbian, lol. i think every woman thinks other women or hot. what that means, i dont know.

    and youre right, the standard of what is fat vs thin in hollywood vs reality is skewed. shame on me for giving in. but part of it is knowing how to dress yourself to look slimmerwhen you dont have a rippling six pack and toned legs. brit’s costume enhanced her…not as slimness.

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  • #108   lauralaiwc

    whos hot? angelina jolie is my girl crush. thats all that matters.

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  • #109   GhostWriter

    Here’s my guess: Th 21MC is a reference to to a Captain’s public address system. The note writer is pretending the note came from the Captain. The pic supports this theory; it has all the symptoms of a government contractor’s cube farm.

    I self-made me a ringtone out of the first notes from Funky Town!

    boop-boop-boop-Boop, boo-boo
    boop-beep-boop-Boop!

    OK, not really, but what if I did?

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  • #110   Katzndogz

    For awhile I had a ringtone with Darth Vader saying, “Answer your phone, it is your dessssstiny.” The problem was that it would start out really low and get a little bit louder with each ring. By the time I actually heard it and reached for my phone, it would end up as a missed call.

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  • #111   dawn

    I use “I Hate Everything About You” for my family.
    As far as leaving your cell on your desk, bad idea. i’ve known people who picked the phones up and threw them in the trash. i side with note writer on this. i don’t care if your phone rings or vibrates, answer it, or hit call reject for god’s sake.
    btw, i think the regulars on here are pretty funny, i usually just wander thru and read the comments to see what y’all have come up with. my customers wonder why i giggle so much.

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  • #112   lauralaiwc

    glad you are entertained, lol.

    i have a friend that grabs stray cell phones and snaps a picture of his crotchal region (pants on and fully zipped, though) and sets it as the default picture on the main screen. solves the problem of people leaving them lying around when hes there.

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  • #113   Miguel D.

    your friend needs to show some balls…..literally.

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  • #114   dawn

    i don’t know, i think i would just laugh about that. probably doesn’t work as well if a girl does it tho ;)

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  • #115   dawn

    lauralai, you’re right, angelina is pretty hot
    i always liked gina gershon (back when she did barb wire) just something about her

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  • #116   lauralaiwc

    i think people would eith punch him in the face/balls or disown him as a friend if he did that. but NO ONE would leave their phnoe lying around for sure!

    damn a girl doesnt have balls silly, so she cant do that ;) but i know whatcha mean, a girl takes pictures of herself on a phone you’d see more phones lying around the office!!!

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  • #117   lauralaiwc

    and dawnm youre right, she is pretty. i think they both just have an inner fire that shows in their eyes.

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  • #118   lauralaiwc

    haha, i find it funny that i put “damn” when i meant to type in “dawn”. the m and the w arent even close to each other on the keyboard so i dont have a reason as to why i did that. maybe i feel like being a potty mouth today.

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  • #119   Naomi

    That ringtone gave me a headache…

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  • #120   dawn

    oops got interrupted while typing, and the comment posted after miguels. that’s what i get for trying to play at work. :)
    i don’t know lauralai, some girls do have balls. my girlfriend’s coworkers (all male) swear hers are the biggest.

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  • #121   lauralaiwc

    i gues there are the strap on variety, and the “im not a chick but i am pretending to be” kind too. i dont know which are scarier!

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  • #122   WanderingPenguin

    Actually, “2lmc” is a blogging “spool” site. (No, I don’t want to get into the definition of it.) That message in its entirety can be found online here:

    http://2lmc.org/phone/

    So somebody (Heather from flickr, apparently) printed that message off and held it up for the camera and submitted that picture. And actually, the hot link in the description (“this one” – no, that wasn’t another hot link) will take you to the exact same site I just typed up there ——-^

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  • #123   WanderingPenguin

    Actually, Heather probably didn’t print that message off, she just sent it in. Just to be clear.

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  • #124   Erin

    Thank you Mr. Penguin.

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  • #125   WanderingPenguin

    My pleasure. (At least I didn’t say, “ACTUALLY my pleasure” like I seem to start every other note.)

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  • #126   GhostWriter

    …that was going to be my next guesss.

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  • #127   EmeraldMPH

    Team note writer all the way.

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  • #128   Anna-banana

    Okay. I’m way behind in reading. but I have to write this to Canthz B #20 before I forget….I once worked in this clinic and there was a Muslim woman (from Fiji) and she had Jingle Bells for her cell phone ring tone. She just said that she liked the song, no religiousness intended!
    I thought it was funny

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  • #129   claw71

    I thought 2lmc was a rapper from the Warren/Younstown area. 2 L stands for Lordstown Lyricist but his real name is Stas Zendarski. He’s a Polish rapper who’s know for his inability to rhyme. This is actually a snippet from the track “330″.

    A lot of people think that’s a reference to his area code but it’s actually his weight. I know the title doesn’t seem to tie into the phone but when you’re 5’6″ and weigh 330 it’s hard to squeeze anyhting in your pockets. So he’s always leaving his phone laying around.

    His best work can be heard on the seminal: “Suck the pierogi”

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  • #130   GhostWriter

    …and that would have been my third guess.

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  • #131   claw71

    Sure, it’s OK for Muslims to mock our religious holidays by using sacred songs as their ring tones but how would she have felt if you would have taken something by Cat Stevens and used it on your ring tone?

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  • #132   Anna-banana

    I wanna see GW write the lyrics to ‘suck the pierogi’

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  • #133   Penny

    Claw71, are you a male? If you are, are you single? I’d love to chat with you.

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  • #134   justmindinmine

    I had a friend that had a voice saying “answer your phone, damnit” . I always thought that was funny. Mine is ” Sweet Child of Mine” by G&R…..(oops, my white rain is showin)

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  • #135   Kay

    My brother-in-law, who I live with, unfortunately alternates the alarm on his mobile between “Brass Monkey” and that god-awful “Jane Fonda” song by Mickey Avalon. He also tends to leave it in the living room before he goes to bed, volume on high. Set for good old six am.

    I guess he doesn’t hear it, however, because he never picks it up or gets out of bed to turn it off.

    Isn’t that nice?

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  • #136   DUH

    I have a friend that has a Beavis & Butthead ringtone so that when I call it’s Beavis yelling “I am the great Cornhulio!! Are you threatening me? I need TP for my bunghole!!”

    Apparently her boss was quite amused when I called her at work one day and he was in her office talking to her.

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  • #137   GVI

    I don’t think there is anything delicious here :(

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  • #138   Absolutly

    I also used to have a great one which was Peter from the Family Guy narrating his own life. It was priceless..

    I walked into the kitchen and sat down at the table. I looked with a grimace at the questionable meal Lois had placed in front of me. Of course I’d never tell her how disgusted I was with her cooking, but somehow I think she knew. Lois had always been full of energy and life, but lately I had begun to grow more aware of her aging. The bright, exuberant eyes that I had fallen in love with were now beginning to grow dull and listless with the long fatigue of a weary life. (Lois knocks Peter out.)
    I woke several hours later in a daze.”

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  • #139   GVI

    i change ringtones like every week lol this week its a techno remix of fur elise, last week was hypnotise from system of a down and i think next week will be some other random song.

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  • #140   Canthz_B

    No one has opined on #21 yet. Who is that person behind the pic? Why are they there?

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  • #141   justmindinmine

    he seems to be frowning. He has angry face.

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  • #142   BoggyWoggy

    Yea, Trickster! (#142)

    Today, while sitting in an assessment training, our “coach” said, “I’ve come up with a solution for cell phone interruptions. When someone’s phone rings during meeting time, we all just freeze and stare at that person. Gets ‘em everytime…”
    In a way, I think the Coach is a bitch.

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  • #143   claw71

    The person in the pick is there for comic effect, he looks like Dwight Schrute’s angry younger brother.

    And Trickster you’re just jealous because Penny wants to chat with me.

    She thinks my posts are sexy
    because they’re so damned long

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  • #144   Dave Ward

    BoggyWoggy écrit: “Hey, and while we’re focusing on the newest PA note, anyone notice the whiteboard in they background? What office in this world has the f-word posted for all to see?”

    Um… as the text above the photo said, it’s the offices of Flickr. Obviously you weren’t involved with flickr in the early days. This was 2005. I think that might have been before the Yahoo! buyout, so they were still Ludicorps back then. From what I gathered at the time, they were much like so many tech start-ups, with a fun, unconventional office and lots of pranks and shenanigans.

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  • #145   heather

    #21, #144 — the person in the photo is cal henderson, the very same person who left the note taped to my phone.

    #145 — he always looks like that.

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  • #146   heather

    #148 — Nope this was in the Sunnyvale office post migration from Vancouver to California. FWIW, we still write “fuck” on our white boards — what office doesn’t?

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  • #147   marla

    [description of all the ring tones on my phone]
    [correction of another poster's punctuation]
    [my thoughts on celebrity plastic surgery]

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  • #148   dumb yanks

    Jingle Bells is a religious song. Yep.

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  • #149   GhostWriter

    Nobody seems to remember that Vanilla Ice’s only hit, “Ice Ice Baby” was originally penned by 2lmc, the polish rapper. Ice changed the name and lyrics, of course, but the music is all Zendarski’s.

    Here now, are the original lyrics (sung to the tune of ”Ice Ice Baby”):

    Suck the Pierogi (dum da dum da-da dum dum)
    Suck the Pierogi (dum da dum da-da dum dum)

    I’m from Poland- actually the low land
    Where the wurst from Warsaw will clean out your colon,
    Livin’ on the streets, “mi casa su casa” -
    Lock up the fridge, or I’ll steal yo’ kielbasa

    I’m heavy, girls, and I can’t find my phone
    Ring it on up, we can grind to the ring tone.

    If ya gotta sandwich, yo- I’ll snatch it.
    Check out my groove, babe- crazy as batshit

    Suck the Pierogi (dum da dum da-da dum dum)
    Suck the Pierogi (dum da dum da-da dum dum)

    Sep 18, 2007 at 9:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #150   dawn

    Whoa. Just wanted to clarify that there must be two dawns here; this is my first time posting a comment on this note. What is the point of registering if anyone can take your name?

    Sep 18, 2007 at 9:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #151   lauralaiwc

    you cant really register, can you? you just type in your name. thats about it. theres no login or anything.

    Sep 18, 2007 at 10:23 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #152   dawn bang

    Er, I meant, top RIGHT.

    Sep 18, 2007 at 10:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #153   dawn

    Whoops- I meant BOTTOM right, sorry!

    Sep 18, 2007 at 11:06 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #154   dawn bang

    ^^Very funny.

    Sep 18, 2007 at 11:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #155   chloé

    No one knows what “My Humps” means…
    but it is provocative ;)

    Sep 18, 2007 at 11:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #156   Anna-banana

    GW, you’re awesome!!! :)

    Sep 18, 2007 at 12:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #157   GhostWriter

    Yeah! – Hey Oakely, suck on that sweet pierogie!!

    Sep 18, 2007 at 12:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #158   GVI

    Hahaha GW you totally crack me up, I need to thank the PAN god for letting you post your totally hilarious comments everyday. :)

    Sep 18, 2007 at 6:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #159   rrpa

    A call every now and then is no big deal, but those codependents who can’t live without their phones drive me crazy. I have one coworker who gets several cell calls a day, even as she has a completely serviceable landline phone on her desk. To make it even better, if the caller leaves a voicemail, the damn phone will beep constantly until my coworker picks it up. If I could open the windows in my office, that cell would be history.

    Sep 18, 2007 at 7:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #160   claw71

    Something as harmless as a well-placed booger could curb forgotten cell phones.

    Sadly, you could smear a booger on somebody’s phone and they probably wouldn’t notice it for a few weeks.

    Sep 18, 2007 at 7:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #161   Tiffany

    I agree. Random observation: what’s with the white board in the background that randomly says fuck?

    Sep 19, 2007 at 12:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #162   Canthz_B

    Heather, it’s not really too P/A if you can get the perp to pose with the note for you.
    Kudos on your social grace for pulling that off. :)

    Sep 19, 2007 at 12:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #163   jess

    i have the “mail muthafucka” ringtone from eurotrip for voice mail notification…and there is nothing worse than me forgetting to set my phone to silent…only to silence an incoming call…and then hear “mail muthfucka!” when i am in the office, at dinner with my future in-laws, or in a parent-teacher conference with my kid’s teacher.

    Sep 19, 2007 at 1:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #164   Penny

    Trickster #143, what’s wrong with me wanting to chat with Claw71? Is it wrong if I find his (maybe her’s?) comments sexy? It’s not like we’re chatting here. I am just stating that I want to chat with him. Awww… don’t be jealous.

    Sep 19, 2007 at 5:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #165   GhostWriter

    …don’t be jealous“?? You might just as well say, “Don’t envy claw71′s lyrical gifts, or his modern perspective, or his hypnotic methods of seducing unsuspecting women- (only to cast them away later, so be forewarned…)

    “don’t be jealous” – yeah, right!

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  • #166   claw71 bang

    GhostWriter:

    I’ve never cast women away. They always file a restraining order and then move out of state.

    Penny:

    How is it you find my comments sexy? Do they smell like Drakkar? Also, if I were a woman are my comments sexy enough to bring you around to the lesbian lifestyle? Don’t worry..I’ll wear the flannel.

    No worries, I’m a guy and I’m single in 46 states, two Canadian provinces and Guam. I’ll still wear the flannel but not in bed. I slumber in the buff.

    I should warn you, however that I’m 98 years old and I can’t find my teeth.

    Sep 19, 2007 at 6:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #167   GhostWriter

    He’s doing it RIGHT NOW!

    He’s trying to HYP-MO TIZE YOU !!

    Look Away – Look AWAY !!!

    holy crap- I’m nearly falling for it myself…

    Sep 19, 2007 at 6:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #168   Canthz_B bang

    98 year old claw in the buff…now that’s SEXY!!

    He’s got me looking for flannel.

    Sep 19, 2007 at 6:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #169   Penny

    Unfortunately, if you WERE a woman and wearing the flannel it would still not convince me to switch teams. 98 years old and sleeping in the buff? Now that is SEXY! Also, dentures are the new rage right now. So, if you missed the memo I’m telling you right now. Your comments are sexy. Just accept it and bask in it. ^_^

    Sep 19, 2007 at 8:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #170   Canthz_B bang

    Memo to claw…”Borrow” money! LOL

    Memo to Penny…Stay cool! :-)

    Sep 19, 2007 at 9:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #171   canuck

    My ringtone is…..I don’t know its been so long since I used it but I think its some classical piece.
    My phone is always on vibrate and IN my pocket. It vibrates, I press the side of it and its silent. 1/2 a second or so.

    My cell phone is my personal phone, if there is an emergency call the office. Who is so important they need to be wired all the time.

    Sep 19, 2007 at 11:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #172   Joe

    For all those people who just had to post and tell us what you ringtone is: You’re the problem. We don’t care how cute your ringtone is, please don’t share it with us. Use vibrate ALWAYS.

    Sep 20, 2007 at 12:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #173   Joe's BFF

    Totally random comment: back in the day, my best friend Joe had “Blue” (some techno-ish song) as his ringtone. My totally technological inclined self (that’s sarcasm, by the way) decides to just start looking through his phone and came across the ringtones. Well, we were sitting in this conference and the speaker was about to start. Right when he started, I had made my way to that “Blue” ringtone and in the middle of dead silence, Joe’s phone starts ringing incessantly and there is NO WAY to turn the damn thing off. Freaking out and turning bright red of embarassment by this time, I just chuck the phone at him and he gives me the most “I’m gonna kill you” look ever. Worse thing – he doesn’t know how to turn it off either! By this time, everyone is looking around trying to find the idiot whose phone is going off (aka me). Finally, he just ended up taking the battery off and then everyone started clapping.

    Was he pissed. Hell yeah. Was he mad at me. For a long time. But he got over it, lol

    Sep 20, 2007 at 12:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #174   Undomestic Goddess

    I just love the fact that fuck is wrote out on the whiteboard behind the guy holding the paper! Must be the word of the day at that office.

    Sep 28, 2007 at 8:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #175   Undomestic Goddess

    I love that ‘fuck’ is wrote out on the whiteboard behind the guy! It must have been the word of the day at that office

    Sep 28, 2007 at 8:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #176   Adam

    this seems kind of aggressive-aggressive

    Oct 2, 2007 at 12:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #177   wake me up? wham!

    [...] a light sleeper.”) i feel her pain. if there’s a sound more irritating than a nokia ring tone, the pathetic “i’m dying” whine of an out-of-juice cell phone just might be [...]

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #178   dani

    My Phone. My general ringer is “Sorry” by Madonna. The people who call me most have custom ringers – “the tarantella”, “butterflies and airplanes” by The Clarks, “stunt 101″ by G-Unit, “party like a rockstar” by The Shop Boyz, “tumbleweed” by Afroman, “don’t stop believing” by Journey, “up in smoke” by Cheech & Chong, “smoke two joints” by Sublime, “somebody to love”; “i want to break free”; & “bohemian rhapsody” by queen, “hypnotize” by Notorious B.I.G, and “stronger” by Britney Spears. My text noise is the super mario brothers “going down a pipe” noise. All seriously annoying as ringtones. But I like the songs. The person who has the ringer of Bohemian Rhapsody usually gets my voicemail because I’m too busy singing along to answer. But the only time my phone is actually on is when I’m in the car or on my lunch. The rest of the time, I keep it on silent. I find I get odd looks when these random ringtones go off in no particular order when people call me. I just think it’s a courtesy to set your phone on silent or vibrate if you’re going to be someplace where other people could be disturbed by an obnoxious ass ringer. If somebody isn’t around to hear their phone ring, why not just put it on silent?

    Oct 30, 2007 at 7:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #179   Mishee bang

    Wow, I can’t believe I didn’t comment once on this post… this might have been while I was on strike…

    My favorite ringtone I ever had was for a friend of mine who was a little “Dim” – The Wizard of Oz’s “If I Only Had a Brain”

    But as for the note, I totally agree. Yesterday the in the cube next to me went to run and get lunch and left her phone and purse (why?) and someone was calling her off the hook, but it was on vibrate… and it was driving me nuts listening to the buzzing every few seconds! So even if your phone is on vibrate, keep it with you dammit! Or turn it off!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 8:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #180   Jelle De Loecker bang

    Something I can really relate to!

    “Older people” – err mostly people in their thirties now, constantly leave their phones on their desks as work. It’s the most annoying then, especially for the ones WHO KNOW they get 10 calls an hour – some of those even keep their ringtone on …

    Feb 26, 2008 at 4:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #181   George W Bush

    low rider is by far the best ring tone.
    I agree completely if your phone rings a lot then keep it with you

    Feb 27, 2008 at 1:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #182   Jim

    My wife has the “Numa-Numa” song as a ring tone. But she often leaves her phone at home and it rings a lot. That was somewhat amusing the first, say ten times, But eventually, hearing the same damn “Numa, numa ay, Numa, numa ay” every few minutes begins to make we want to grab the phone stomp it into the floor and then THROW IT OVER THE BALCONY. STOP THE NUMA NUMA SHIT!!!!

    Mar 10, 2008 at 1:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #183   Joyful

    I was sitting in a church service once and a ladies cell went off, full volume, with “Dontcha with your girlfried was HOT like me”.

    Awesome.

    Jun 4, 2008 at 6:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #184   like nails on a keyboard | passive-aggressive (and just plain aggressive) notes

    [...] related: at least it wasn’t “grand valse” [...]

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  • #185   ShanaMaidel

    In an effort to unite those around me in song or in spirit, my cell phone rings the theme from Monday Night Football. It is instantly recognized by others, even women, who often chime in with an occasional fist pump or start humming along. I always get smiles all around, even if it’s on a low volume.

    Aug 10, 2008 at 6:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #186   Emmy

    My dad’s cellphone came with a bunch of pre-programmed ring tones which didn’t have titles on them. He picked one out for my mom that he liked. After months of having guy’s hit on him, he realized (after a little help and a lot of laughing on my part) that the theme from “Sex and the City” was playing every time my mom called him :)

    Aug 14, 2008 at 1:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #187   Boobers

    I keep my phone on vibrate, in the pocket on my shirt…everytime it goes off it tickles my boob …. and then I go hehehe and never miss a call :D

    Sep 23, 2008 at 2:17 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #188   jason

    This is the kind of note that should be left for people. That “fake nice” garbage is pathetic.

    May 10, 2009 at 4:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #189   Odium43

    God I hate the vibrate setting on phones. It’s nice to have when you’re some place really noisy, but in an quiet setting they should be silent. This note totally made my day as even in the pet industry I am forced to listen to my co-workers’ irritating ringtones. I always keep my phone silent at work.

    While not at work, my ringtone for my boyfriend is “Jizz in my Pants”, for my sister is “Ghost” by Mnemic, and for everyone else is “Beer!” by Psychostic. My text notification sound is the “Song of Storms” from Zelda.

    Dec 21, 2009 at 1:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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