Turn That Phone Off

I don’t want to insult anyone over 50, but I can always find the senior most person in a theater, a wedding, a lecture, and even a funeral. Their phone rings at the most inopportune time. We are all warned to turn off our cells before the official program starts. Somehow, the older person doesn’t feel this request applies to him or her.

What’s worse, when their cell rings, that person doesn’t know how to turn that phone off fast. So we are all forced to listen to the disturbing ring several times. Here is a tip from “Pogue’s Basic’s” to immediately shut that phone.

“Just press any physical button on the side or top of the cell. Press the power button, for example, or one of the volume keys. Often, just wrapping your fingers around the phone and squeezing hard does the trick; you’ll hit one of the buttons in the process. And the phone will stop ringing. Your caller will still hear the phone-ringing sound, but the call will go to voice mail.”

I hope that finally cures embarrassing senior moments.

On a lighter note, here are some photos that will take you down memory lane. Thank you, Sheri Lesser, my LA friend, for sharing.

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