Worst ring tone ever

Today we had a carpenter in the house taking care of a project. During a lull in the action, while I was in the back of the house, I heard the most awful, shrill, hair-raising squealing sound. It was clearly an animal, and just as clearly no animal in this house. I came out to investigate and found my wife chuckling.

“What was that?” I asked.

She indicated the carpenter, who was talking on his mobile. “His ring tone. It’s a dying pig.”

It actually would not be difficult to record a dying pig in Portugal, where the annual slaughter of the family pig remains a common event in rural areas. But who in the hell would want that on their phone?

Not our carpenter, apparently — his son put the ring tone on there as a joke. I have to admit, it’s a lot more inventive than sticking Dad with techno music.


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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One Response to Worst ring tone ever

  1. Rain says:

    I listen to that sound quite often around Easter time and it’s definitely a screeching sound. Anyway, I have to say the thought of it also made me laugh!

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