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July 20th, 2004


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12:24 pm - 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.

Chirp.
Chirp.
Chirp.
Chirp.
Chirp.
Chirp.

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.

Chirp.
Chirp.

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From:aussie_nyc
Date:July 20th, 2004 09:42 am (UTC)
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The contracors doing work on this building had the CHIRP going all the damn time. But then their company went out of business, so we got new guys with no chirp.

Well deserved, I say.
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From:derspatchel
Date:July 20th, 2004 09:46 am (UTC)
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Clearly the chirp is bad for business.

No chirp == profits!
From:aussie_nyc
Date:July 20th, 2004 09:49 am (UTC)
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Unfortunately it also meant we lost this one guy who was a dead ringer for The Master. Gotta love seeing evil Time Lords doing some light patch up work on the plasterboard.
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From:betweenstations
Date:July 20th, 2004 10:02 am (UTC)
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They're popular with the 'street' kids here.
You know, the ones who need to PULL UP THEIR PANTS.
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From:muffyjo
Date:July 20th, 2004 10:03 am (UTC)
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BEWARE THE CHIRP...I am having a flashback to both a bad bugs Bunny episode where Elmer needs a vacation and to a Peter Sellers movie (one of the Pink Panthers?) where he is getting away from it all and everything interrupts him. Amazing what flotsam and jetsum litters my beleaguered brain and fills in the cracks where otherwise more pertinent information should be stored.
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From:lindito
Date:July 20th, 2004 10:19 am (UTC)

chirpation is sexy.

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don't hate on the chirpinators.

those bip-bips are a twiddle in my ears.. mmmm.

ok, i am lying.

it's annoying az fuk.
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From:annilita
Date:July 20th, 2004 11:42 am (UTC)
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ARG! And the people who fell like because it's on walkie-talkie function that it can't be held like a phone any more and so they hold it 12 inches out and YELL into it.
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From:derspatchel
Date:July 20th, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC)
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I've noticed that, too. Maybe they do that so it won't chirp in their ear afterwards.
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From:annilita
Date:July 20th, 2004 05:14 pm (UTC)
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Don't give them an excuse, Rob. We hate them and we don't want them to have justifications.

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