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What's Your Favorite Tech Excuse?

What's Your Favorite Tech Excuse?

"My phone died unexpectedly." "I just walked into a dead zone." "It's weird, but my phone has just been dropping calls right and left."

You know there are those phone calls you just have to get out of, and cell phones are all too easy to blame when you "accidentally" get "cut off."

Mom starts bugging you about your job hunt? Whoops! Got cut off. BFF crying to you for the fortieth time about her on-again off-again boyfriend? Whoopsies! Cut off again.

There are times you just cannot bear to stay in a conversation but don't want to be totally rude — and that's where a little white tech lie comes in. Plus, everyone knows you don't always get enough bars in enough places. I'm a big fan of, "Oh gosh, my phone is about to die!" So they don't mistake my fake cutoff for a hang up.

Do you ever blame your phone for malfunctioning when you want to get out of a phone conversation that's going nowhere?

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katejlogan katejlogan 8 years
Our cell phone carrier in my neck of the woods is so crappy that I don't have to make excuses. Calls get dropped non-stop.
mek123 mek123 8 years
I don't have to use that as an excuse, my phone is always dropping calls or not getting service. I live in a dead zone, at&t and Verizon have both been making promises for better service for years.
mouldy mouldy 8 years
i screened my calls especially when it was related to work. when people couldn't get hold of my boss, they would have called me. i couldn't stand that. for friends, i hardly do that, once or twice a year maybe.
hiptobesquare hiptobesquare 8 years
oh yes. i usually do this though when someone calls and it's a bad time.
Colleeninator Colleeninator 8 years
I don't use excuses to get out of calls, but I do ignore my mother's phone calls and then tell her I never got them.
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