Wednesday, 2 November 2011

...Phone

Mobile phones (or to visitors to these shores 'cell phones') - Tag line:  Have made talking into a dictaphone in public look normal since... well whenever mobile phones became popular.

Unless, of course, someone hears what you're saying.

And the great thing is, if you meet somone you know and they ask you who you were talking to (well if you're me that is) you can say with complete sincerity, "Walter." And if they want to know more, "Oh we don't talk about Walter."

8 comments:

Simon said...

Yep, I can relate. Except that I haven't named my dictaphone yet. Maybe I should call it Satan...

Cate Gardner said...

That's freaky, because I thought of your poor unnamed dictaphone when I was typing the blog post and I thought 'Stan' without the extra a. Either way, he is now officially named.

K.C. Shaw said...

'We Don't Talk About Walter' would make a good title. :)

Simon Kewin said...

And then comes the day you meet Walter and he gives you his mobile number ...

You know, it's never occurred to me to do this with my 'phone. That's actually pretty brilliant.

Cate Gardner said...

You're right, Kate

If I thought of it, it's bound to be brilliant, Simon

AnthonyJRapino said...

It's made talking to *myself* on the street easier too. No tape recorder required.

Milo James Fowler said...

I followed your example and got me one of them there gadgets, keeping it my shirt pocket while I'm driving and jabbering all the way to work. I might name mine BlueTeeth.

Cate Gardner said...

I suspected as much, Anthony

Good to know, Milo