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Where Is the Worst Place You've Received a Call?

Where Is the Worst Place You've Received a Call?

A few weeks ago Giggle was sitting through the eighth 30-minute sitting period in an all day meditation when her phone began to ring. The room was completely silent — save for light breathing — when she heard the phone's first vibration noises and she quickly scrambled across the floor to turn it off.

She was understandably mortified and when she told me the story, I realized it's an incident we've all experienced at one time or another. I got a call once when I was sitting down to a fancy dinner date and while I didn't answer it, my date was totally taken aback and later admitted he thought it was one of my friends calling to offer me an escape route.

Obviously, the fact that we carry our cell phones everywhere with us means we are prone to an awkward call every once in a while, but it's definitely something most of us don't look forward to. Have you ever received a phone call at an embarrassing moment?


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hexidecimalhack hexidecimalhack 9 years
In the bedroom during, um, yeah... And it was my grandma.
DASO DASO 9 years
My friend has called me when I was at school, it was a mathematics hour. my teacher didn't like that. (he was a bad teacher)
keiraz keiraz 9 years
also beside the romantic date there was at work(talking to the BIG boss) and it was always that guy I know who was looking for our common female friend(he loved her) and he was so ASSERTIVE I'd cancel and press no and he kept ringing over and over again until my battery went low. I didn't even have the chance to switch it off bcz once I'd look and try to press any buttons he'd ring again, Isay am busy and that I don't know where (...) is or haven't seen her in months, then they try and call again in 5 minutes while I am still in the important convo with the boss! Rant over!! lol
aistea311 aistea311 9 years
haha macgirl you crack me up. I think I will do that next time someone is on the phone in the ladie's room.
courtney422 courtney422 9 years
I was at the bank setting up a new account. It was very embarrassing because it rang the first time so I pressed ignore. Well I forgot to turn it to silent, so when the same person called back, it went off again. I kept apologizing and I felt terrible.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I keep it on vibrate most of the time so it's not an issue. Apologies to the above posters that may have done this... but I can't stand it when someone comes into the public restroom on the phone or takes a call in there. They may not care that the person on the other end can hear them pee but I don't want someone on the phone hearing me pee! As my secret revenge I flush a few extra times or cough a lot ;-)
xM_dawgx xM_dawgx 9 years
I got a call from a friend during the national anthem, worst part was, her phone died after that, so when i hung up, I never got a hold of her again!
Linny Linny 9 years
i got a call on the first day of a class when the instructor had just finished telling us that she hated phones going off and it was really rude and distracting and all that. oopsies.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
I used to put my phone on vibrate whenever I was somewhere that I didn't want it to ring, but after having it vibrate in my purse, still very audible, during things like job interviews and movies, I now turn my phone to "all off" or just turn it off altogether.
Hanahin Hanahin 9 years
Place of worship
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 9 years
I haven't had an incident yet but now that we talk about it, it'll probably happen. :)
luckiedog luckiedog 9 years
My mother called when I was in the middle of a big presentation at a conference. And of course I couldn't find my phone so it kept ringing. Another time, I was accepting an award and my boss called. Funny thing is I had to answer it.
starofsorrow starofsorrow 9 years phone is never set on "noise", but it's set on vibrate, and I get this weird feeling that people can hear my phone vibrating. I ALWAYS turn the ringer/vibrate OFF when i'm at school...all day long. Unfortanutely, it means that I miss some important calls sometimes, but whatever....they know for me school comes first.
hellosunshine hellosunshine 9 years
Class....i hate getting a call in a lecture hall of 300 in which it seems like all 300 are paying attention to the professor. It has happened to me twice- once during a test. eeep!
Leopardcc Leopardcc 9 years
Actually I am really good about turning off my phone so I haven't gotten any calls like this....yet. :)
Marci Marci 9 years
I forgot to turn the phone off in class once and my instructor asked everyone to keep quiet and told me to take the call. I was slightly embarrassed, but I did. When I answered, all I heard was 'Quack Quack Quack Quack' and my 7 year old niece laughing in the background. I was trying to speak loud enough for her to hear me and get on the phone but she kept holding her toy to the phone - 'Quack Quack Quack Quack'. My professor enjoyed the whole scene of me squirming while trying not to yell into the phone.
citizenkane citizenkane 9 years
I had a phone interview for a job that was supposed to come between 2 and 5 one afternoon. When 5:30 rolled around I assumed the call would come another day, so I went to the bathroom. The phone rang and I had my entire interview in the ladies room. I'm sure he wondered what the echo was. I got the job.
jdots24 jdots24 9 years
I got a call when I was in class, I was in the middle of a huge presentation, and while I was up presenting, my teacher decided to sit at my chair, with my book bag on the floor next to him. I heard my phone start singing, all I could do was pretend it wasn't ringing and continue presenting cuz I couldn't run to shut it off.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I went to church a long time ago and forgot to turn my ringer off. All my ringtones are real tones so I had some Metallica rockin' in church. I was very embarrassed, I haven't been there since. :ROTFL:
prettywarrior prettywarrior 9 years
I got a call in a job interview one time because I forgot to put my phone on silent. VERY embarrassing! I apologized, and the person interviewing me said it was okay if I needed to take the call (I didn't). I got the job anyway. WHEW!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I HATE getting calls when your sitting on the can! It's horrible because you want to answer it, but because of the echo and everything peopel know your in the bathroom!
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