Finding the Proper Ringtone

This week, I finally ended a love/hate relationship that had been the bane of my existence for far too long.  Reluctantly, and against my better judgement, I re-signed my life away to Verizon for another year of cellular phone service – all so I could get a decent deal on a new phone.  My old one, although fairly dependable considering the abuse it’d seen, had gotten drenched in a downpour about a year ago.  It never worked quite right ever since, especially the speaker.  I frequently found myself unable to hear the person on the other end, which had the potential of getting me into serious trouble.  Like the time I agreed to a garbled request to have brussel sprouts for dinner.  Egads!

So, thanks to my lovely bride, I’ve been setup with a nice LG enV – the one that opens up to a full keyboard and screen, kinda like a mini-laptop.  You can see one like it HERE.  It’s probably more than I needed (ain’t that ALWAYS the way) but I am a texting fiend sometimes, so this will facilitate that bad habit.

And of course, when you get a new toy such as this, in addition to calling everyone you know – because typing their number into your new phone reminded you that you haven’t talked to them in like 18 years – one also immediately sets about individualizing the hardware to make it more your very own.  The background was easy enough, went with a standard beach scene that came with the phone.

 But the ringtone. . .aaah, that’s gonna be harder.  I’ve spent about 2 hours so far on this quest, and cannot seem to narrow down my choices.  I mean, I like a ton of different bands and a lot of different types of music.  Picking just ONE song to represent my tastes is like choosing your favorite centerfold playmate.  They’re all so inviting.

Plus, who knew that you could get the likes of Deicide or Cradle of Filth as a ringtone?  Imagine the looks as ‘Homage for Satan’ blasts out at the dentist office waiting room.  The untapped potential to cause mayhem is rivetting.

So you can see, this is an important decision – probably weightier than choosing a car, or even a house.  Ok, maybe not. . . but it’s a biggie.  Your ringtone defines you to complete strangers, and it reaffirms you to your friends.  If you’re at a bar, and ‘Karma Chameleon’ cranks out. . . most likely you’ve got some explaining to do.  In life, your just one bad ringtone choice away from total social collapse.   So this weekend, my goal is to settle on something a tad unusual, but memorable.  Cool, but not too trendy. 

The pressure of this decision has even driven me to drinking.  That’s my story, and I’m sticking with it.

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One Response to “Finding the Proper Ringtone”

  1. COD says:

    My ringtone is Hail Purdue.

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