I have discovered that people who use cellphones a lot tend to pick the most annoying ringtones of all. Be it plain rings that echo like tinnitus, or snippets of songs your neighbour listens to Thursday nights when you want to sleep. What is wrong with the picture? Shouldn’t users trained in the arts of telephony file down the corners of their habits with prolonged usage; learn the do’s and don’ts of telephonism?
I asked my colleague one day why he had chosen this jazz-track that sounds good when played at a bar, but just really, really fucking annoying when it explodes through the office. He answered: “isn’t it cool?”. No, it’s a ringtone! It’s not cool.