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    There are cattle on the land adjoining my backyard. The other day one mooed and I thought it was my cell phone vibrating.
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    Now that was a tit-----talating post!!!!!

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    So I'm riding the 1200k Rando Stampede last spring.

    I'm riding along when, far off in the distance, I hear a very faint "honka honka". A bicycle horn, Harpo Marx style. Distant, quiet, but audible. "No doubt", I think, "Some kid is sitting on the front porch of a lonely farm house honking a bicycle horn."

    So we keep riding. A couple of hours later, I hear it again. By this time, we're far removed and it couldn't be the same kid on the same farmhouse porch. "Perhaps", I think, "There is some bird around with which I am not familiar, that makes a honka honka noise."

    And we keep riding. Hours later, I hear it again, still very faint, very far off, but audible. "Honka honka". Vickie was riding right in front of me at the time, and she's pretty knowledgeable about the great outdoors, so I ask her "Hey, what kind of bird makes a 'honka honka' sound anyway?

    And Vickie says, "Oh, that's a text message coming in."

    Doh!
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    I have a mobile phone-Somewhere. I don't require one and rarely use one except for work. But I did buy one about 6 years ago and set it up to receive and send calls in the basic manner and changed the ring tone to something I could recognise. Out on a ride about a year later and I kept gearing cockerels crowing. They were everywhere and it shows the self sufficiency that is coming into the UK with people wanting to grow their own eggs. In fact-I had done the same a year or so before.

    Got home and the wife had been trying to contact me and asked if my phone was switched on==Course it was and she rang it to check. You can guess what I had changed the ring tone to------
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    We're in Florida enjoying the warm sunshine and I pass a small herd of cows on the way to the Withlacoochee Trail. I tried "mooing" but just got a strange look from the cows.
    I'll try getting them to pose for a group picture on my next ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    I tried "mooing" but just got a strange look from the cows.
    It's been awhile but, during my courting days, I used to get that same look from women.

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    I can relate! And I still have some courting to do...

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    It's been awhile but, during my courting days, I used to get that same look from women.
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    If I'm ever reincarnated as a 15 year-old girl I am TOTALLY getting a cell phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NVanHiker View Post
    If I'm ever reincarnated as a 15 year-old girl I am TOTALLY getting a cell phone.
    No need to get one--Think they are born with one attached already
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    My ringtone is the pas de quatre from Agon. It raises a few eyebrows.

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    Here is my ring tone, and I haven't a clue how it got there!! At least it is my singing group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
    I thought it was my cell phone vibrating.
    Don't worry it's well known and documented.

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    During my periodic oncall weeks I carry a pager pretty much 24x7 (except in the shower and at night, when I put it under my pillow). It's always set to vibrate only, so it doesn't disturb anyone else. One night I woke up several times hearing a vibration only to discover there was no message on it. After about the third time, I realized my wife was snoring.

    I've also been "paged" out of a dead sleep by semi truck's Jake Brakes out on the highway, even when not oncall.

    I'll be SO glad when I no longer have to ever be oncall again.

    Someday.

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    Re: pagers, it took me a long time to stop jumping when the beepers went off in my local rotten ronnies, fixed the problem the easy way,I stopped going to rotten ronnies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lphilpot View Post
    One night I woke up several times hearing a vibration only to discover there was no message on it. After about the third time, I realized my wife was snoring.
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    A few years ago my son left the computer on when he left the house to run an errand. I had a contractor coming that day to do some work around the house. While he was working he heard someone say "Howdy, F***er". The contractor was startled and started hunting through the house for someone. When my son returned home the contractor told him what he had heard and that he couldn't find anyone in the house. My son laughed and told him it was the computer announcing he had email.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    So I'm riding the 1200k Rando Stampede last spring.

    I'm riding along when, far off in the distance, I hear a very faint "honka honka". A bicycle horn, Harpo Marx style. Distant, quiet, but audible. "No doubt", I think, "Some kid is sitting on the front porch of a lonely farm house honking a bicycle horn."

    So we keep riding. A couple of hours later, I hear it again. By this time, we're far removed and it couldn't be the same kid on the same farmhouse porch. "Perhaps", I think, "There is some bird around with which I am not familiar, that makes a honka honka noise."

    And we keep riding. Hours later, I hear it again, still very faint, very far off, but audible. "Honka honka". Vickie was riding right in front of me at the time, and she's pretty knowledgeable about the great outdoors, so I ask her "Hey, what kind of bird makes a 'honka honka' sound anyway?

    And Vickie says, "Oh, that's a text message coming in."

    Doh!
    Not tech related, but last fall I was out riding around the neighborhood and I kept hearing somewhat of a "honka honka" sound. I thought there was some geese flying overhead and didn't pay too much attention to it at first. After awhile I thought, "How in the world am I riding the same direction as these geese for this long?". It turns out my disc brakes were rubbing. Doh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    Re: pagers, it took me a long time to stop jumping when the beepers went off in my local rotten ronnies, fixed the problem the easy way,I stopped going to rotten ronnies.
    I think my reaction is largely a byproduct of being extra-crispy-fried-burnt-out with the work I do at my job ... :-\
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    I trust your wife never frequents BF?
    No, but she's told the same story as well. She appreciates the humor in it.
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    My 85 year old father couldn't figure out the alarm signal his new Prius was making. Was the brake fluid low? Were the roads icy? A tire pressure problem? It turned out that someone had left their phone in the back seat and was trying to locate it by calling.

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    I drive a bus for work , and associate South Asian popular music with a lost cellphone/device .

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    Re: pagers, it took me a long time to stop jumping when the beepers went off in my local rotten ronnies, fixed the problem the easy way,I stopped going to rotten ronnies.
    Had to look that one up. It fits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kip View Post
    My 85 year old father couldn't figure out the alarm signal his new Prius was making. Was the brake fluid low? Were the roads icy? A tire pressure problem? It turned out that someone had left their phone in the back seat and was trying to locate it by calling.
    That's a funny story.

    One problem is that iPhones are so popular, if one goes off in a crowd, everyone will reach for their phone at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NVanHiker View Post
    If I'm ever reincarnated as a 15 year-old girl I am TOTALLY getting a cell phone.
    I did that two life times ago, without the cell phone. It's not all it's cracked up to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lphilpot View Post
    I'll be SO glad when I no longer have to ever be oncall again.

    Someday.

    Maybe.
    Of all the things I don't miss about work, not being on call is thing I don't miss the most!
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