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25 July 2008

Ask MeCha Why does the phone inevitably ring when I've just taken a mouthful?
I personally think it's a government conspiracy, them government people don't want me answering no phones.
posted by jonathanstrange 25 July | 00:52
I have no idea, but it sure is a true thing in the U.S.

If nothing else, my Mom calls me just as I'm trying to have dinner.

I tend to go hungry for my momma; I make those other bastards wait, if I call them back at all.
posted by lilywing13 25 July | 01:15
I don't know, but this happens to me too.
posted by dg 25 July | 04:07
It's the little cameras I had installed in your mouths the last time you were at the dentist.
posted by Specklet 25 July | 05:11
I've seen a porn movie like that, too.
posted by plinth 25 July | 05:37
Oh my god, they're bugging your food!

Dinnertime is the one time I screen calls on the landline. Yes, even when it's Mom. She taught me the value of an uninterrupted dinner.

As for "always," for me, it's the classic: I get into the bathtub and the phone rings. Last week, I expected a call from my sister, so I brought the phone into the bathroom with me... and of course she called the cell phone, causing me to run all soapy and drippy through the apartment to find it. Okay, Fate, you win.
posted by Elsa 25 July | 07:39
My phone always rings mid-hit, just before I exhale, and it's my parents, and I don't answer it because what if it's important and I just caught a buzz; hold on, where's the Doritos at, maaaaan?
posted by Hugh Janus 25 July | 08:07
Why does the doorbell always ring when I'm in the shower?
posted by desjardins 25 July | 08:35
I'm such an OCD freak that it's not so much calling when I'm eating, but calling when I'm eating WITH MY HANDS. That means I've got put down the burrito/taco/egg roll and pick up the nasty, dirty cell phone that's been riding around in my pocket all day. And it's impossible to, say, wash your hands and continue eating and talking because if you're eating with your hands you've got to cradle the phone between your jaw and shoulder, and any chewing you do will be amplified to the point of obscuring any real communication.

And, yes, it seems to me that I'm MUCH more likely to get a phone call when I've just peeled away the tinfoil from my burrito and taken the first bite.
posted by treepour 25 July | 21:41
JC Penney / Saatchi & Saatchi || I need a dentist, NOW.