Squeeze to silence?

March 12, 2014


Alright people, I want to perhaps post something on Facebook (cowering in fear because I never do that), but I’m going to test my idea with my safe zone first: you.

Am I right that when your cell phone rings, pressing ANY button on the outside of it will quiet it right down? It does with my ancient flip phone, and Lloyd says that his iPhone does, too. I am just wondering because I feel so bad for people who have a phone ring in a quiet environment (church/meeting/whatever) and they get their phone out to silence it. Me? I just squeeze my pocket, because it’s usually at naptime and someone is calling me, thinking they are calling the hospital. (One digit difference.)

This post wins for most commas and parenthesis. (Also, I win for spelling ‘parenthesis’ right on the first try.)

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7 Responses to “Squeeze to silence?”

  1. Gretchen Said on:

    I don’t know about my cell phone, but that does work when the alarm on my geeky Timex triathlon watch goes off.


  2. Deborah Said on:

    True for my phone.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    I have a Samsung. I don’t think pressing anything will quiet it down. That would be great if it does though. Thanks for the tip.

    I left my phone home today or I would try it right now. 🙁


  4. Lloyd Said on:

    We have chapel twice a week and last week, for the second time this whole school year, we had one go off during chapel. It was mine. It was set pretty loud too. I was mortified.

    But I did just grab my pocket and silenced it before the ring was completed. Then I had to reach into my pocket to turn the sound off before the sound that would tell me I had a new voice message came.

    It was odd, because I ALWAYS have my phone on vibrate. But over the past week I’ve made between 100 and 200 phone calls to get people to serve as poll workers for the upcoming elections (shout out to Mrs. Royuk who agreed to help). I turned my ringer on so I wouldn’t miss any of them calling me back.

    Oh well.


  5. Brad Said on:

    I’m a pocket squeezer too. Pressing any button will also stop the vibrations when your phone is set to vibrate.


  6. Jane Sommerer Said on:

    Thanks for telling me that, I will try it. Sorry I couldn’t help your survey.


  7. Lauren Said on:

    Thanks, everyone! This has been most helpful!


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