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Reading the signs of her body.

The dull clackety clackety clack of fingers furiously tapping away on keyboards as dozens of emails, work-related or not, vie for attention.

The occasional whirrRRRRrrrrRRRRrrrrr from the ever-reliable coffee machine as it churns out a hot, stimulating drink for a sleepyhead – although more often than not, it seems to emit sounds much similar to that of a space rocket ready for take-off.

The shwrap shwrap shwrap of pages frantically being turned from all manner of materials – printed papers, books, binders, folders.

Eyebrows knitted in full concentration; a finger strokes a chin thoughtfully…

All of a sudden-

I never really knew that she could dance like this
She makes a man wants to speak Spanish
Como se llama, bonita, mi casa, su casa

The unfortunate owner of the loudly-singing cellphone was away somewhere, leaving us all amused as a certain Latin-American singer’s unexpected presence seemingly lingered near our cubicles. Not once, but thrice.

Nothing like a harmless ringtone to excite laughter at the workplace.

I, for one, have taken to always keeping my cellphone on silent mode while at work – for reasons like this precisely.

Not that I am ashamed to inform the whole wide world of the ringtones that I use (ahem) – but there was a time when my cellphone rang while I was deeply engaged in a debate within my mind regarding the dubious placement of a comma, that I actually started and nearly jumped out of my chair.

Besides, there is hardly a need for anymore Enriques, Justins or Coldplays to hold mini music festivals at the workplace.

Details of this entry.Thursday, October 05, 2006, filed under Personal.
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  1. Oh, God … I know what you mean!

    Damn pesky annoying ring tunes! Whenever I hear them, especially in the cinema, I feel like just grabbing the damn thing & shove it down the owner’s throat.

    pugly | 06/10/06 01:47 PM



  2. Pugly – I wonder just how effective are those no-ringing-phones-please ads (or “community messages”, as they prefer to call it) they play in the cinemas – or are some bad habits really that hard to rid of?

    Oh, but some ringtones can make you laugh. They aren’t suppose to be funny, and yet… :D

    Strizzt | 06/10/06 08:23 PM



  3. well, there are funny ringtones already. friend’s got one of an arabian football commentator.

    mine’s gnarls barkley. very proud of it.

    soporific | 08/10/06 05:53 PM



  4. Soporific – Heh. Good for you; I’m not particularly very comfortable with my choice of ringtone, but I can live with it.

    Strizzt | 09/10/06 07:11 PM



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