Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Please hold... Ding-a-ling

My mind is abuzz with a VIQ (Very Important Question). It is one of those things that, with finding an answer, we could affect billions worldwide. It could change the course of history. Understanding that answer and the machinations of the psychological workings behind it could bring universal peace (and possibly solve world hunger). Okay, maybe Im over-exagerating a tad. It could just stop my mind buzzing. And reinstill my patience.

Why-oh-why do people put doorbell music on their phones for you to listen to while on hold? I'm sure I'm not alone in not really wishing to listen to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" in those dulcet doorbell chime tones, followed by an equally toneless version of "Guess Who Died On the Bus Today, Doo-Da" (or whatever the real words are) and so on, ad nauseum, through the five different songs. And back to "Twinkle Twinkle".

The thing is, I am adamant that I don't wish to. What was wrong with the good old ringing tone? Or, even better, just silence? I am generally rather a good, cheerful phone person (I spend a lot of time on the phone - work, not social. Ok, social too, but lots of work) but, make me sit through a five-minute doorbell aria, and you''ll find me short-tempered and grumpy on the other end. And singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to myself.

Buggerit, how to do I get that song out of my head?

1 comment:

Angela said...

I`m with you here! What I liked, though, was how one man I called had some melody installed in his answerphone, and after I listened to it for a while i knew what it was: Whale Songs!