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What is your M.O. with receiving "butt dials" from those you're potentially interested in?

Qualia 8 Apr 18

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I'd wonder how or why they have my number in the first place. πŸ™‚

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I only seem to receive accidental dials from people’s children. I hear them in the background playing. πŸ™‚

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Butt dialing? I would never carry a cell phone in my hip pocket.

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I would be impresed that they got my number for one lol !!! I am pretty tight.

That's very wise.

Yeh there are so many free data calling apps it's not needed unless know people more ..

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I understand absolutely none of thus!

Thanks for asking that question. There are two of use not understanding. We need an encyclopedia of code words.

[en.wikipedia.org]

@Nickbeee holy bleep this is scary and potentially dangerous: " "Accidental calls, if not hung up immediately, tie up the recipient's phone line. If this is a landline, the recipient may not be able to disconnect the call in order to use the phone."

@earthman I miss having a landline. Theyre particularly useful after or during a hurricane

@earthman we used to keep one to find our cell phones. LOL /gone now

@earthman I do

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Hasn't happened to me yet. You make some good points about intentionality. Something I'll keep in mind... or perhaps use! πŸ˜›

after a little research, I guess it's a problem with some iphones so glad I thought nothing of it. There are fixes in the settings though.

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I haven't butt dialled for a long time, I have an ex whose name begins with A would would always be the recipient, so I amended her name in my contacts by placing a "Z" in front of it.
I seem to receive them from people whose phone rings the last person they called, even if it happens to be a few days later. Don't usually get to talk, only hear them shuffling papers or talking to somebody else.

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Few butt dials, but l do get lot of assholes.

ROTF

@Archer What is ROTF?

@Sticks48 Rolling on the floor. It's short for rotflmao. Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off.
Your comment really made me laugh!

@Archer Thanks for the info. ?

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The other day I couldn't find my cell phone. So I called myself, using our landline. But my cell phone wasn't ringing. I realized I'd misdialed and hung up.

Five minutes later a woman called me wanting to know why I called her. Why? I hung up the phone before you answered because I did not want to talk to you. Because we had nothing to talk about. I guess we can talk about me hitting a "4" instead of a "5." Now we are talking, which I didn't want.

Not every phone call is a gem. In fact 90 percent of them are a waste of time. So, you know, don't call people who didn't complete the phone call connection. They hung up for a reason.

well I got an interesting call with coughing on the other end last night, after a couple of hellos hung up...

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I receive very few calls. Most are from people who want to sell me water purification, home owners insurance or sometimes Jesus. I enjoy it when someones butt thinks of me and gives me a quick call. Excuse me, the phone is ringing.... Maybe someones butt is calling.

LOL

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No one calls my number except Dr's offices. People accidentally call me on Messenger though.

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Is that likely to happen? Weird question. And why would you have an MO for something that someone else (unintentionally) initiates?

As likely a Jam Sandwich building a superconducting fusion reactor!

I was wondering the same thing. But, I gather from other comments here that @qualia is referring to the accidentally on purpose type of call or text.

@BlueWave Good lord πŸ˜‰ thank you Bluewave

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I'm not good with shortened versions of words, what does MO mean?

m.o. = method of operation. Or policy.
I'm just curious what others do. Just made a new personal rule that guys get 1 "free butt dial" before I call it out, otherwise I'm ignoring it.

I realize this can and does happen to everyone at some point(me too, even with my wee dinosaur "dumb" phone), some more than others. I don't think anything of it from friends, but in the early stages w/a guy, and particularly after "weird juju", where the error margin is narrower .. has the potential to color my thoughts in the negative.

@Qualia Ah okay, thank you for that explanation. I'm terrible with shortened versions of words, at one time I thought the expression lol was a reference to Land O' Lakes butter.

@SpikeTalon LMFAO! You're good.

Modus Operandi is the root I thinks..

[en.wikipedia.org]

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Hey. hello,, hello, hey can you hear me, hey you dumb shit can you fucking hear me........well fuck this.

that made me laugh thanks πŸ˜€

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Haven't got one in a while.

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I don't really have an M.O either way unless they owe my money.

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I'll take them however I can get them.

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I have an open mind is always a curiosity complexity when indulging in an emotional endeavor.

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Depends on interest level. Maybe call back if I have time. If not send a text.

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Same as any other butt dial; hello? hello? hang up

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Or something like this happens: Murder Plot Derailed By Butt Dial, Police Say [huffingtonpost.ca]

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Mine are "thigh dials." At least you are in their phone if it happens. That means something!

JK666 Level 7 Apr 19, 2018
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They must have a pointy butt, to hit all the numbers, yes?

Speed dial.

I've only a vague understanding of how iphones work. "Pocket dialing" is a HUGE problem for 911 dispatch, it actually wastes time and has the potential to cost lives.

It could be a few things, it's happening off a txt, or he's got me on a single digit speed dial, or inadvertently calling last #. No idea.

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Explain "butt dial" please?

@AnneWimsey [en.wikipedia.org]

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This is why I don't want a smart phone, ever. Spent way more time reading up on the topic than I care to admit. I've been clueless about this as I've had a death grip on my dumb phone for 12 years now. I LOVE my phone. It's too bad they don't make them anymore. Don't ask me what it is because I'm trying to collect what I can find in good condition. If I can get another 12 years out of a single phone I'll be happy.

And I'm not convinced my "butt dialer" wasn't being clever. . . after silence on my end he upped the ante. idk wtf to do w/him.

And for all those who hammered me on my neighbor thread this is the guy, and he knew waaay more about me than I could've ever dreamed. So FU to those who dogpiled me.

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