Aug 17, 2009

Caught on Tape

Remember back in the day when people had actual land-line phones? I know - it's hard to think we ever survived without cellphones, right? Well, remember how we actually had answering machines with an actual little tiny casette tape? This allowed you to leave REALLY long, annoying, (most of the time drunk), messages because it would keep recording until the end of the tape if you so wished to talk that long.

Well, remember another handy little telephone extra called "three-way calling?" You could be talking to one person, "click" over, dial another person's number, "click" over again after the third person answered and then all three of you would be on the line together.

Let's just say that there was a very Glamorous friend of mine (totally not me) that was talking to a friend on the phone one day in college and decided to 3-way (get your mind out of the gutter!) a boy that this Glamorous friend really liked. He wasn't home, so the Glamorous friend (GF - I'm tired of typing it out) left a short message and "clicked" back over to the original friend and continued the discussion. GF went on a tirade to her friend about how "cute boy" was probably out with that gag-inducing sorority sister of hers that he seemed to have a crush on. She went on and on about how she didn't understand how he could like a dog like her when he could be with someone way more Glamorous like me, I mean GF.

A couple hours after this phone discussion, GF got a call from Cute Boy. She was all excited until she heard the smirky tone of his voice.

GF: "What's wrong with you?"

CB: "I got your message. hahaha"

GF: "What's so funny?"

CB: "You know that when you call 3-way and get an answering machine, it doesn't really hang up on the answering machine"

GF (going completely pale): "How much did you hear?"

CB: "Hahaha! Enough to know that you still have a crush on me!"

GF: "Whatever - I totally knew that your machine was still recording and I was just messing around with you."

CB: "Don't worry, I'm not really interested in dog-face anyway."

GF: "Well, that's what I thought. But, you know and I are just better off as friends anyway."

CB: "Right...."

And I never, I mean my Glamorous Friend never attempted to use 3-way calling again!


I Love Brownies said...

OMG - I remember all of those phone fun features!! But in a modern day faux pas if you have several IM screens open at once and FORGET which one you're in and say something to one person when you thought it was another....well, let's just 'someone' can get awfully embarrassed!! Ahhhh - technology!

a H.I.T. said...

I have totally done the embarrassing phone thing before, but not with 3-way, just with the drunk dialing. Gotta love technology.

Anonymous said...

LOL, that's hilarious :-)

Debbie said...

OMG! How horrifying, yet funny!

Debbie said...

OMG! How horrifying, yet funny!

Jewels Diva said...


That was hilariously embarrassing!!!!

Preppy Coastee said...

hahahahaha that is so something that would have happened to me in high school! How funny! Thank you for sharing! xxoo