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a rude awakening!

tatatataTAtata ta tatatataTAtata ta tatataTAtata ta TAAAAAAAH

My phone was making this awful noise this morning.
... well, I *had* taken it off its usual silent mode setting so that it could be used as Kosh's Alarm #3 (Backup #2)
... and he needs the alarms cos he has a 730am interview in Chicagoland, and we were at his sis' place which is about 1 hr away, so we had alarms set to go off between 430am - 5am.

... So why was my phone going off at 4am?

tatatataTAtata ta tatatataTAtata ta tatataTAtata ta TAAAAAAAH

Kosh stumbles out of bed to retrieve it, hands it to me.

I fumble with it, look at the screen, looking for the "snooze" or "done" option, but instead it says "answer" or "send busy" or "mute"

tatatataTAtata ta tatatataTAtata ta tatataTAtata ta TAAAAAAAH

I stare blankly at it, while it's still making that noise
... the ring tone is, after all, the "tap to"/ rise and shine trumpet call tune... at a pretty high volume...

tatatataTAtata ta tatatataTAtata ta tatataTAtata ta TAAAAAAAH

It sinks in that it's not the alarm, someone is actually calling my number??!!!


tatatataTAtata ta tatatataTAtata ta tatataTAtata ta TAAAAAAAH

Okay, so it was a Malaysian number, and it would have been 6pm Saturday there - *slightly* forgiven
... but I certainly didn't recognise the number
... and I ain't gonna start answering calls I don't recognise - leave a voice message or just text me
... besides, I ain't gonna bear the IDD charges for answering what might well be a wrong number...

tatatataTAtata ta tatatataTAtata ta tatataTAtata ta TAAAAAAAH

I fumble with the phone...

tatatataTAtata ta tatatataTAtata ta tatata *click*

Aaaaah, bliss.



  1. Hey, that was me!! I was trying to call you to let you know I have a new Bolehland SIM card...
    Hahaha. No, kust kidding. it wasn't m at all.
    Too bad about the rude awakening, but good call on the switch off.
    BTW, don't SE phone alarms go off even if they are silent mode. OK, i have an oooold T68, but it works like that. Try it out, might avoid some nasty awakenings.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Sorry to hear about your rude awakening. But have a nice weekend anyway...:D

    Oh and Happy New Year of the dog too. :D


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