11am – Noon
- While I am holding a meeting in my office, the landline rings three times; I ignore it until the meeting concludes.
- I check messages; my husband’s mobile device (I can’t call a Droid Incredible a mere cell phone, can I?) has been calling from his pocket.
- I phone my husband, from my office landline to his Droid.
- He answers “This is Brad,” indicating that he did not look at the device to find out who was calling. I say, “Please lock your phone. It called me from your pocket three times while I was trying to hold a meeting.”
- I find a text message on my Droid (yes, his-and-hers; how sweet.) It’s from him. It says, “You called?”
- Me, 12:39 pm text: “I called you to say stop butt-calling me. We spoke."
- Him, 12:42 pm text: “But what?”
- Me, 12:44 pm text: Calling from your butt pocket. Butt-calling. Other than when I spoke to you about that…no, I have not called since asking about your emergency blinkers.”
- I realize that his original text message was time-stamped 11:33 am, ½-hour before I called him about butt-messaging (though I could swear it wasn’t there earlier). So who knows why he’d thought I’d called him. Perhaps he was looking at his call history where our 7:40 am conversation had been documented?
Why are our mobile devices called “Incredible?” Because the makers realized just how incredible it would be if they could help near-50-somethings like us to communicate. Sort of.