Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Crazy Frog

The other day Bailey's cell phone gave up. Well, to be honest it didn't just give up - it had been working up to it. You couldn't understand or hear her when she was talking on her phone. This really shouldn't have been that much of an issue, considering that she mostly texts, but it was pretty bad. So we went to the cell phone store to look at new phones for her - much to her delight, because as Bailey puts it, "My cell phone is soooo old! It doesn't slide or play music or anything!"

We ended up getting her a new phone that slides and has a full keyboard for all of her texting. I admit that was getting somewhat concerned that when she starts typing more on a computer she won't know how to use a full keyboard because of her years spent texting on a smaller cell phone keyboard where there are three letters for each number.

Bailey then spent the next hour or so picking out the perfect ring tone to signify that a new text message has arrived. After much debate and discussion (Mom, what do you think of this sound? How about this one?), she decided not on a simple bing, or ding-dong, but instead on one called Crazy Frog.

I didn't think I knew what a crazy frog sounded like, but I assure you that I do now.

It took all of about 10 minutes for this to get old, real quick. Do you know how many texts a 13 year old girl who has just told all of her friends that she got a new cell phone can get in 10 minutes? I can't give you an exact number, but I wouldn't have been surprised if no one else in the country could get a message through due to her spike in usage.

Luckily I have to go to work during the day and I'm away from the crazy frog. Saturday we were all driving to a restaurant and we heard crazy frog. Less than one minute later we heard crazy frog again. And then we heard crazy frog again. And then we heard crazy frog again. And then we heard crazy frog again.

Rominal asks Bailey to change her ring tone, NOW. And then we hear crazy frog again. She complains because it's her favorite ring tone. And then we hear crazy frog again. Rominal insists. And then we hear crazy frog again. We are now at the restaurant and we forget about the previous discussion, and the restaurant is loud enough that we can't hear crazy frog or a bing. We just assume that she changed the ring tone because we can see that she is still getting text messages, we just can't hear that she is still getting text messages.

Until after dinner. And then we hear crazy frog again.

Bailey lost the use of her cell phone for the rest of that night. And we haven't heard crazy frog since.

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