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#1823501 - 01/12/12 04:23 PM Re: Public Humiliation for a ringing cell phone owner at N YPhil [Re: Andromaque]
David-G Offline
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Registered: 01/17/06
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Ever since I discovered, to my astonishment, that the alarm on my phone could ring even if it was switched off, I have made a point of never using the alarm on the phone. I would be too worried that the alarm might just be set to ring during a concert.

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#1823504 - 01/12/12 04:31 PM Re: Public Humiliation for a ringing cell phone owner at N YPhil [Re: David-G]
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Registered: 09/22/06
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Loc: St. Louis area
My phone is my alarm clock. I've never tested it's use when it's off, but I always leave it at home or in the car when I don't want interruptions.
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#1823505 - 01/12/12 04:33 PM Re: Public Humiliation for a ringing cell phone owner at N YPhil [Re: Andromaque]
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Registered: 06/13/09
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I'm known as the "Cell Phone Nazi" at my high school! If I catch anyone using a phone in any manner during class, I send them to the office and suspend them from class! (Unless they have a family emergency, such as an ill family member and they might need to be contacted--they must tell me in advance.) I have no problem dealing with people using phones in movie theaters, either. Last week, I was trying to enjoy The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and some morbidly obese woman in front of me kept taking out her phone to check for messages or something, and since the theater was pitch black, the screen light was very annoying. After the 4th or 5th time she did it once the movie started, I tapped the beached whale on the shoulder and said, "If you take out your phone one more time, I'll have an usher remove from the theater. So, put it away once and for all." (The last line was uttered in a Dirty Harry "Do you feel lucky, punk" tone of voice.)
Fortunately, she didn't test me.


Edited by Fugue14 (01/12/12 04:34 PM)

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#1823515 - 01/12/12 04:49 PM Re: Public Humiliation for a ringing cell phone owner at N YPhil [Re: Andromaque]
David-G Offline
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Originally Posted By: Andromaque
Well david, your countryman Lebrecht has the answer for you. Check it out here : It is a combination of ignorance and mortification. Apparently the poor man's name is now known (he is a long term subscriber)!!!!


Thanks for this Andromaque! Very interesting explanation, though perhaps still leaving one a bit mystified, as one of the comments on Lebrecht's post points out.

By the way, and totally OT, your name always reminds me of the character Andromaque in Berlioz's opera "Les Troyens". The scene in which she presents her son Astyanax to Priam the king, after her husband Hector has been killed, is to me one of the most moving in all opera. It seems as though all the sorrows of war are in it. And she doesn't sing a note.

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#1823543 - 01/12/12 05:43 PM Re: Public Humiliation for a ringing cell phone owner at N YPhil [Re: David-G]
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Registered: 08/29/08
Posts: 3886
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: David-G
Originally Posted By: Andromaque
Well david, your countryman Lebrecht has the answer for you. Check it out here : It is a combination of ignorance and mortification. Apparently the poor man's name is now known (he is a long term subscriber)!!!!


Thanks for this Andromaque! Very interesting explanation, though perhaps still leaving one a bit mystified, as one of the comments on Lebrecht's post points out.

By the way, and totally OT, your name always reminds me of the character Andromaque in Berlioz's opera "Les Troyens". The scene in which she presents her son Astyanax to Priam the king, after her husband Hector has been killed, is to me one of the most moving in all opera. It seems as though all the sorrows of war are in it. And she doesn't sing a note.


Beautiful! smile
But my inspiration was the gorgeous French "tragedy" written in verse by Jean Racine in 1667, but of course inspired by Greek mythology. It has some wonderful poetry and it very much feels like one of the late Beethoven sonatas in my imagination.

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#1823546 - 01/12/12 05:46 PM Re: Public Humiliation for a ringing cell phone owner at N YPhil [Re: Damon]
Andromaque Offline
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Registered: 08/29/08
Posts: 3886
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: Damon


Here in the sticks, we call it family.


We have that too, believe it or not, but I will leave it at that.

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#1823552 - 01/12/12 05:52 PM