Of phones and computers

So mom picks up the phone to make a phonecall, dials the number, and sits there for a few minutes wondering why the phone keeps just giving a dial tone...

...then she realizes she's dialed the number on the computer's numpad rather than on the actual phone.


We'll be laughing about this for a while.

¤ December 5, 2003 04:43 PM ¤


That's a long dial tone. Over here if you so much as pause it goes engaged.

Posted by: Fred Chook at December 6, 2003 02:41 PM

hehe. I used to have this set of .wavs, and edited them together so I could call my friend's house by playing a file on my computer... that was cool :D

Posted by: Conty at December 6, 2003 06:34 PM

Technology is gonna trap us all. =P

Posted by: Stephanie at December 7, 2003 12:45 AM

I used to get people ringing the phone line that my old dialup modem used to sit on. Since I had an external modem with speaker and microphone I could chat with whoever called.

Freaked me out though when I was playing Thief in the middle of the night and I suddenly hear a voice saying hello.

Posted by: sp4f at December 7, 2003 01:36 AM

i've done that!!! not sure if that's something i should be proclaiming to the world but i thought it was damn hilarious when i did it. actually i think i did it a couple times. and i continue catch myself reaching for the keypad once in a while and have to catch myself. hehe. always good for a laugh. :)

Posted by: Aline at December 9, 2003 08:29 AM

Earlier today I did something similarly stupid. Picked up my phone, picked up my PDA, got the phone number I needed off the PDA, dialed it into the phone, lifted the PDA to my ear and wondered why I couldn't hear anything.


Posted by: CyberFish at December 12, 2003 12:15 AM

A man called an ambulance. The doctors came and discovered both of his ears burned off.
"What's the matter?" they asked.
"I was ironing," said the man, "and the phone rang. I grabbed the iron and stuck it to my ear."
"What's wrong with your other ear, then?"
"That's from when I was trying to call the ambulance..."

Posted by: GayleSaver at December 15, 2003 09:26 AM