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1 in 8 Take Fake Phone Calls to Avoid Talking to Others 160

A survey conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that people are lying 13% of the time when they say they have to take a cell phone call around you. That number jumps to an inconsiderate 30% in the 18- to 29-year-old age group. The survey also found that 42% of the 18-to-29 group "have had trouble doing something because they did not have their phone nearby." More than a quarter of survey respondents...sorry, I have to take this call.
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1 in 8 Take Fake Phone Calls to Avoid Talking to Others

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  • First post (Score:5, Funny)

    by kimvette ( 919543 ) on Tuesday August 16, 2011 @01:16PM (#37108894) Homepage Journal

    I'd post something worthwhile but I need to take this call. . .

  • Re:App idea (Score:5, Funny)

    by interkin3tic ( 1469267 ) on Tuesday August 16, 2011 @02:07PM (#37109580)

    It's a bit hard to convincingly fake taking a phone call when your phone is not ringing.

    But more effective in the long term if you do it right...

    Them: Blah blah blah
    Me: Oh, that's my cell phone, gotta take this
    Them: But I didn't hear it ring...
    Me: [reaches into pocket, draws out nothing, looks into empty hand] It's the president!
    Them: You don't even have a cell phone...
    Me: [thumb to ear and pinkie in front of mouth] Yes Mr. President! TERRIBLY fucking boring! Ugly too!
    Them: [never talks to me again]

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