I'm sure I've written a rant or two about technology before.....
Yes, me. The one who is addicted to her Blackberry and her laptop....yes, the same one who would die (literally) without her *connection*.....
Yes, I "am" a bit old-fashioned that way.....
But I feel another (mini) rant coming on.
I was just reading (a book! A real live book! With pages and everything. Tis a wondrous thing - you should try it) (also, this particular book *might* end up being reviewed and added to the Books I Love Enough To Tell You About tab....maybe) (and as a side note; don't you think that tab title might be *just* a tad too long? Any and all ideas are welcome, of course) and in this book there was a passage that struck me odd.
Something about a character who was standing on the sidewalk making a call. Obviously from his cell phone (because *hello!* what is a pay phone?? Even Man-Child has never even seen one; much less used one!) - as I surmised from the way the passage was written (and really? How much do they even charge for a call these days? I have a feeling it's much more than a quarter....). And when he finished the conversation he "slammed the phone down."
Just *how* do you "slam" a cell phone down?
Unless you violently fling the phone to ground.
But seriously? Are you going to fling that phone (that is quite pricey; and you didn't buy the insurance package, your subconscious reminds you.....) to the ground in utter disgust (which may, or may not, actually terminate the call anyway?).
Which brings me to my point....
Just *how* can you let the person on the other end of the line realize just how aggravated you are with them?
The best you can do is stab at the off button with an *angry* click; which, in my opinion, sounds pretty much the same as a regular click.
I'm sorry - but even an angry *click* does not convey the same sense of emotion as a *slam.*
Where is the emotional satisfaction of *slamming* the phone down and saying "So THERE! You arrogant SOB?
I've been known; a time or two (or six hundred) to do the stabbing at the off button - the feeling just isn't the same.