Wednesday, 14th June.
Mobile phone ring tones - you have to choose carefully.
Prior to coming to England I had never owned a mobile phone.
And I was proud of that. One weekend I borrowed a mobile phone, one
of my Mum's old phones in fact, and I was trying to find a ring tone
that wouldn't piss me off immensely every time it rang. I spent 30
seconds sitting at my desk finding a regular ring tone, and I swear
Travis nearly upped and decked me. Such is the effect of the mobile
(When my phone rang for the first time in London, I sat there for
a while thinking that it was remarkable that someone else in the
internet cafe where I was had a mobile
phone with exactly the same ring tone as mine. Took me probably ten
seconds to realise that it was the mobile phone in my pocket ringing.)
There is a woman at work who had the Muppet Show theme as her ring
tone. When it's sung by a cute green frog and a host of puppets, it's
cool. When it's on a mobile phone, it's annoying as all buggery.
But now she has outdone herself.
Now her mobile phone plays the theme from St Elmo's Fire. I am not
making this up. I said to the bloke that sits next to her, "What
logical thought process could lead someone to believe that the theme
from St Elmo's Fire would be a good ring tone on their mobile?"
So of course I've had the bloody theme from St Elmo's Fire stuck
in my head (which is already cramped for space due to an unhealthy
amount of rock trivia) and later I managed to get that annoying song
from the movie stuck in there as well...you know, "St Elmo's Fire
(Man In Motion)". Aaaaaaaaaargh!