Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Ring Tones

As I sit here, coding and listening to DNR episode 55 (Kevin McNeish), I hear someone's cell phone ringing on their desk--even through my big headphones.

Seems this guy sitting next to me just got up and walked away, leaving his phone behind. Meanwhile, the caller probably thinks that my cubicle neighbor is ignoring the incoming call, so continues to call back. Over and over and over and over.....

This in itself is not that irritating. The phone's ringtone, however, is! Let's just say that I now cannot get the Pink Panther's themesong out of my head.

And thinking about that, I've noticed over the past couple of months that it seems that an unusually high number of people around here have this same ringtone. At first, I thought it was a cultural thing, since most of the time it seems like it's a H-1B employee who is in posession of the Pink-Panther-Squawking-Cell-Phone.

Then, it dawned on me that it's probably more of a reflection of my client and who their mascot is. I'll leave it as an exercise to the reader to figure out who my client is.