Yeah, so, let’s talk about ringtones.
You won’t be surprised to learn that I have a “Star Wars” ringtone on my phone. It plays the Cantina Band music when it’s ringing. It plays some R2-D2 sounds when I receive a text, and a Chewbacca roar when someone leaves a message.
Basically, it’s a nerd alarm. As if my glasses and general appearance weren’t a big enough tip, it alerts everyone within earshot that I’m a huge dork, and you could totally take my lunch money from me.
When I am in the office, I usually turn my ringtone off. I don’t want to bother one with my nerdery. Sometimes I forget, but I’m good about remembering 75 percent of the time.
I am fascinated by what people select as their ringtone. I assume that people like to personalize their phones like I do, and their ringtone says something about them.
One of my coworkers has David Bowie’s “Changes” as his ringtone. I had no idea he was a big Bowie fan, but there you go. Another coworker has a Nickelback song as her ringtone. Well, maybe it’s Nickelback. It could be Collective Soul or Lifehouse or Silverchair. I don’t know what band it is but I do know that ringtone sucks, and I fuckin’ hate it when her phone rings.
What do you have as your ringtone? And what’s the worst ringtone you’ve heard?