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Best explanation for why your mobile turned off for 1 hour.

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Mobiles may be useful - but they can also be a nuisance.

They have to be turned off during an appointment - so what do you say when you are asked - why was your mobile turned off? What were you doing?

No funny answers please, this is serious - I can't keep claiming that it was on but there must have been a fault in the system.

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Don't turn your phone Off, turn it on silent - then you can see who has been trying to call!

Obviously it depends who you are lying too, be it work or your other half, but possible excuses include:

* Accidentally left phone in office/car etc etc etc

* Accidentally put phone on silent - you were playing with settings/shortcuts etc on said phone and put it on silent without realising.

* If during the day, you were in an important meeting at work, and had to put phone on silent, and hence you couldn't answer it.

* Lost phone temporarily

* If your dissapearing at lunch time, you can say you left phone on your desk.

I think the main thing is to have a whole back up story... ie. If you dissapearing for an hour for lunch, have a punting phone and take that with you and leave your phone on your desk. (with a keylock on so no one can snoop) then if your Mrs calls the office then they will say you've gone for lunch, and "Oh he's left his mobile on his desk thats why you can't get hold of him..."

Or if your phone is getting a bit old, complain sometimes to people that it keeps going wrong.. switches off, or doesn't ring etc etc then you can use this excuse when you need to, and it will seem more real. Obviously won't work once you've been made to go and buy the newest iphone to replace it by the Mrs when she has got fed up of said phone not working!:eek::D

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Anyone on O2 can use the excuse that the network is overstretched due to the iPhones.

Tis true

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"Sorry about that. I was busy shagging."

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always leave the phone on, silent if you like, and never take it into a basement or somewhere there may not be a signal

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Left mine on the other day, rang twice. The lady said, you can answer it. No way I said.

Also remember to turn of Google lattitude, or set your location to where you should be. My wife tracks me around the country.

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Left mine on the other day, rang twice. The lady said, you can answer it. No way I said.

Also remember to turn of Google lattitude, or set your location to where you should be. My wife tracks me around the country.

JEEEZ, is that what it's like being married. Having to explain why you were unavailable for a whole hour, being tracked around the country. Give me singledum anyday of the week.

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Don't turn your phone Off, turn it on silent - then you can see who has been trying to call!

+1. Pretty much a no brainer, IMO.

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Put it on silent then claim "I was driving".

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switch to three you never get a signal and if your contract is up for renewal it is said they send a signal to your phone to mess it up so you renew and they offer you a new hand set! Or have a ring tone like mine which starts off slow and gets louder and faster that by the time you hear it the caller has gone!

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Left mine on the other day, rang twice. The lady said, you can answer it. No way I said.

Also remember to turn of Google lattitude, or set your location to where you should be. My wife tracks me around the country.

Jeez, that's harsh Elrond! :eek: Even when you're in the Last Homely House?:D:D

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JEEEZ, is that what it's like being married. Having to explain why you were unavailable for a whole hour, being tracked around the country. Give me singledum anyday of the week.

No mate - just marry the right one - go for an oriental from a small village - a woman who will basically keep house for you - stay away and get on with looking after the kids while you are doing your thing, never answer back or question your movements etc - and be there for a shag if you need it.

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If asked I say I just popped out for an hour and forgot to take it. I'm sufficiently absent-minded for this to be plausible.

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JEEEZ, is that what it's like being married. Having to explain why you were unavailable for a whole hour, being tracked around the country. Give me singledum anyday of the week.

This is a case of a bloke who can't manage his life, not an overbearing wife. If mine tried that shit, I'd say fuck right off, but she'd be no more interested in my imprisoning her in that way than vice versa. Sorry, but that sort of behaviour strikes me as nothing more than horribly immature and is not an example of any normal marriage I've ever heard of. With regard to the question, I leave mine on and sometimes don't pick up. If I'm asked why I didn't pick up, which I almost never am (asked) I simply say I was busy. Busy at a supermarket till, busy putting petrol in the car, busy crossing a road, what does it matter. Life throws up a thousand instances a day which preclude answering a non-urgent phone call. Frankly, if you even feel you need to make an excuse you probably ought to look at what sort of relationship you're in.

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This is a case of a bloke who can't manage his life, not an overbearing wife. If mine tried that shit, I'd say fuck right off, but she'd be no more interested in my imprisoning her in that way than vice versa. Sorry, but that sort of behaviour strikes me as nothing more than horribly immature and is not an example of any normal marriage I've ever heard of. With regard to the question, I leave mine on and sometimes don't pick up. If I'm asked why I didn't pick up, which I almost never am (asked) I simply say I was busy. Busy at a supermarket till, busy putting petrol in the car, busy crossing a road, what does it matter. Life throws up a thousand instances a day which preclude answering a non-urgent phone call. Frankly, if you even feel you need to make an excuse you probably ought to look at what sort of relationship you're in.

I would also tell my wife to fuck off - but it's not that simple.

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JEEEZ, is that what it's like being married. Having to explain why you were unavailable for a whole hour, being tracked around the country.

Tell me about it :eek:

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Jeez, that's harsh Elrond! :eek: Even when you're in the Last Homely House?:D:D

Ah well it is a bit of a tongue in cheek. I do have google lattitude enabled sometimes on my phone. Can be useful.

My wife is a lovely person and she does know I have seen some ladies. She also knows about my other hobby of escorts sites and directories, and does get a little fed up on occasion, especially on holiday when I have a long conversation with a client. Who she always calls tarts.

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Left mine on the other day, rang twice. The lady said, you can answer it. No way I said.

Also remember to turn of Google lattitude, or set your location to where you should be. My wife tracks me around the country.

Ever considered divorce. ???????

I bet she opens your mail as well. :eek::rolleyes:

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Left mine on the other day, rang twice. The lady said, you can answer it. No way I said.

Also remember to turn of Google lattitude, or set your location to where you should be. My wife tracks me around the country.

Blimey... nothing like a bit of trust in a relationship.... :eek:

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This is a case of a bloke who can't manage his life, not an overbearing wife. If mine tried that shit, I'd say fuck right off, but she'd be no more interested in my imprisoning her in that way than vice versa. Sorry, but that sort of behaviour strikes me as nothing more than horribly immature and is not an example of any normal marriage I've ever heard of. With regard to the question, I leave mine on and sometimes don't pick up. If I'm asked why I didn't pick up, which I almost never am (asked) I simply say I was busy. Busy at a supermarket till, busy putting petrol in the car, busy crossing a road, what does it matter. Life throws up a thousand instances a day which preclude answering a non-urgent phone call. Frankly, if you even feel you need to make an excuse you probably ought to look at what sort of relationship you're in.

I would say that she probably has past experience in why she does not trust him... seed had to be planted somewhere........maybe if she said f**k right off... she would live a peaceful mind... and he could punt all he likes...

We shouldn't have to make excuses about why we can't answer our personal phones..... what did you do before mobiles????

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Frankly, if you even feel you need to make an excuse you probably ought to look at what sort of relationship you're in.

Yes, I've been taking a long hard look at my own this week.

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Blimey... nothing like a bit of trust in a relationship.... :eek:

You're right, that's nothing like trust :D.

Jeez, my wife just lets me live my life. She phoned this morning as I was playing the role of "Saturday Taxi Dad" and I'd forgotten to switch the bloody thing on. When I got back, she just laughed about it (and how useless I am:rolleyes:) and it didn't even occur to her to give me the third degree. She's used to it.

I sympathise really. Living under the microscope like that must be bloody murder.

To answer the OPs question, I would get used to not answering the phone 100% of the time when your wife phones (the I was busy reasons - not excuses - from Trolley above are best). That way, maybe she'll get used to it and stop the quizzing.

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stop using the phone while driving. break your hands free

dont take it when you pop out, just stop having it with you all the time.

and get so you turn it off and forget to turn it on again

and let it go flat sometimes

and learn to do without the bloody thing.

plenty of excuses there!

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No mate - just marry the right one - go for an oriental from a small village - a woman who will basically keep house for you - stay away and get on with looking after the kids while you are doing your thing, never answer back or question your movements etc - and be there for a shag if you need it.

Your view of the ideal woman is somewhat charming!! :eek:

I agree with what Northwinds and Kinky1956 mentioned - don't always have your phone on, don't always answer it so it becomes more of the norm.

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