Farty's Fortunes

Saturday, 22 September 2007


There is a Dilbert cartoon strip: A cube-dweller returns to ask, "Anyone seen my cell phone?" Alice replies, "Was it small, metallic and flushable?

You know that choon Für Elise? Yeah, that one. I used to love it. I loved it so much that I went around whistling it - badly - at work. Over and over, day after day.

Until eventually my boss called me over and said, "Farty, will you please stop whistling that fecking choon!"

"But I love it!" I replied in all innocence.

"So did I, until you ruined it for me. Now I can never hear it again without your horrible rendition going through my brain."

This was a bit like me and Help Me Make It Through The Night. Once I'd heard the Billy Connelly version, there was no way I could hear anyone sing it without cracking up. Apparently this is very bad form at a wake.

Anyway, I did as I was told and stopped whistling it.

The Present Day.

One of our neighbours has a new ringtone on his/her phone. Guess what it is? Guess how fecking annoying it is? I can't even tell which neighbour it is, the sound seems to come from a different direction every time I hear it through the window.

Guess that's what's called karma.

btw, my own ringtone is very restrained and not at all annoying. To me.


Jo said...

ALL ringtones are annoying. End of. Factus Maximus.

Cat said...

Mine is Morrissey's First of the Gang to Die. Colleague K HATES it when it goes off in the office. He has no taste.

Mr Farty said...

Jo/Cat - I keep both my mobys (personal/business) switched off in the office: if I'm at my desk, there's a desk phone; if not, I don't want to be disturbed. If I'm on standby, OTOH, I really really want to be able to hear that phone ring, so the more annoying the better.


Want some extra ordinary audio & video ringtones.

Mr Farty said...

Bhuvan - Ummmm, no. Really, no.

But thanks anyway. Nice blog.

Liz said...

My mobile plays the theme from Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Nuff said.