Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hands-free Panic

So, this may have happened....

I finally bought bluetooth headphones, so I can both listen to cheeseball shows on my Ipad while putting eggs into cartons in the wee hours of the morning without waking anyone up... and there was a bonus microphone, so I can talk on the phone hands-free.

I successfully connected the headphones to my phone, and when the phone rang, I attempted to answer with the new device. Unfortunately, I could not figure out how to answer it, so it rang and rang. As I walked around shouting "Hello? HELLO?" into the air, something picked up. Again, I said "hello", and I heard what sounded like a loud baby crying. "Hello?" There was no voice, but definitely loud crying. Because I was hands-free, I had no caller ID to look at. Assuming I was butt-dialed by a mommy friend, I kept up with the loud "HELLO's". Soon, I realized the crying was serious. It sounded like someone was in pain. WAIT. Was it an animal? I started to panic. Something was very wrong. I asked who was there... I asked if everything was ok... I ran to my phone to see who was wailing on the other end.

There was no number.

Confused, I scrolled around on the phone to see what on Earth was going on. All the while, there was screaming and wailing in my ears. It was loud enough that Jeff, tuning in to my distress, could hear it in the next room.

What was it?

How about an MP3 playing on a LOOP. An MP3 of simulated wounded rabbit calls that I had stored and played to help lure a fox.

Yeah. Cause that's pretty typical.

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