It's just this little chromium switch, here... (derspatchel) wrote,
It's just this little chromium switch, here...

What I hate

What I hate is the Nextel chirp. Apparently someone at the house across the street (they're completely gutting the insides and re-doing it) has to use his two-way ultra space communicator pod to talk to the Mothership every seven seconds or so. Since I'm across the street and my windows are open, I hear the "go ahead" chirp. I don't hear any conversation, though.


Why can't people stick to traditional radio protocol? You learned how to pres butan to talk, what's a little extra slang in your life, anyway? Wouldn't it be infinitely cooler to treat the two-way feature like a military walkie-talkie -- or at least like a kid's walkie-talkie, giving the phone the "boop" morse code button and the little guide to morse code on the bottom panel? And what about the people who do still use phrases like "over" and "go ahead?" Can they disable what would then be a completely superfluous and redundant chirp?

What a way to spend a day off. The idea of going over to Harvard Square for a burger anna book is looking more and more appealing.


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