music + incoming call = embarrisment?

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  1. Tymmz macrumors 65816

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    So I listen to music and I get a call. I unplug the headphones and have a literate conversation. After the coversation is over and I hung up the music starts playing again, but through the f***ing speaker. Everyone at Sainsbury knows now that I like speed metal, great.

    Is there a way to avoid these delicate situations?

    Cheers

    ...no I won't use the little mic which comes with the Apple earplugs.
     
  2. unity macrumors 6502a

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    But thats the solution.

    But you could just plug the headphones back in instead of ending the call. By the time the call terminates from the other caller hanging up, they should be in.
     
  3. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    I don't know of bail-outs - but I saw a much worse version of this just this summer.

    I was with the head of our purchasing department giving specs on Thermal Chambers I was acquiring for my program. We called a repeat vendor (they like to stick with who they know), and the "ring" was some rap song... He (the purchasing / finance guy) thought he got a wrong number and redialed. (it was on speaker phone) Only to hear the same rap song for a ringer. Immediately hung up, and "X"d this guys list from our "Approved Vendor" database. That was over a $60,000 dollar purchase alone! Let alone for past and future business down the road.

    His justification: "It was childish and unprofessional - the end."

    I was beside myself. To think that such an insignificant (though slightly annoying) thing could have an impact that large on another business. :eek:
     
  4. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's bad, really bad.
     
  5. emotion macrumors 68040

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    The trick is to listen to music you're not ashamed of.

    ;)
     
  6. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm not ashamed of my taste of music, but I don't want to be one of those people who share their music with everyone around them, because not everyone wants to listen to (insert genre).
     
  7. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    I still wonder, from time to time, if anybody at that company ever found out why we no longer do business with them. (like if they called to schedule any periodic maintenance) And what consequences it had for the individual and/or company. :confused:

    Yeah, we all have things we like to do that we don't necessarily want to share with everyone you work with or know. (not bad things, just personal things) I listen to music that I wouldn't want played in front of my program director, or even my mother. I read articles and have political / religious opinions on things that many I work with would find offensive. (yeah, believe it or not, the defense and medical industry is EXTREMELY overboard with HR / Ethics and PC-ness) So I completely agree. Music can be a psychological "imprint" - because the associations with certain bands / genres can paint very inaccurate pictures. None the less, people run with those impressions.
     
  8. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Could have been worse.

    Celion Dion?
     
  9. unity macrumors 6502a

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    You just HAD to go there.....
     
  10. RossoA macrumors 6502

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    Personally, I like using the headphone mic, I found it awesome to use. Occasionally, it does get a little distorted, but I blame my overly loud friends who still think they need to scream down their handset to be heard.

    I listen to a lot of metal, and if things like that happen, F*ck it, Satan'sburys can cope. Blast your sh*t.
     
  11. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    true!
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    1) Who cares if you like speed metal and who cares of people at Sainsbury know?
    2) Embarrassing is in the thread title.
    3) Solution...listen to music that is somehow supposedly more trendy and suck it up because then people at Sainsbury will just think you're a normal well-adjusted kid. :)
     
  13. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    Negrodamus says you'll all be ashamed of your own taste in music in 20 years. That is fine since popular music, by definition, is disposable. How many of you danced to the "Macarena" or barked along to "Who let the dogs out?" and how many are willing to admit this?
     
  14. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    If there is ONE thing from being behind the "trends" that is beneficial to me, that's it. I've always had the most obscure taste in music, that usually deviated FAR from the mainstream.

    Though I was guilty of having a mullet and a tail when I was 11 years old. SHHH! :p
     
  15. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    If your not going to use the mic, then just turn the ute button on, it will take an extra .5 seconds.
     
  16. zap2 macrumors 604

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    you could put the phone up to your ear, but keep the headphones in...:)
     
  17. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Maybe that's the problem. I'm not a kid and maybe only someone closer to an adult understands the desire to kick someone who is playing music through their mobile in the ...

    I really dislike kids who want to share their music with the rest of the world.
     
  18. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I can imagine it won't work and besides that it would look really stupid.
     
  19. Dave B macrumors member

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    But how did you hear his ring tone by calling him ?

    Dave
     
  20. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What mute button? When a call comes in I can't access the ipod via the doubletap function.
     
  21. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    I don't know what provider does this - but I've heard it a couple times before. (it's a cellular thing)

    They let the user (mobile phone owner) somehow select a different "ringing" tone heard by the caller. Instead of the standard "call connection ring" you hear when dialing - it plays whatever music they have selected.

    Some idiot / jokester at my last job had that with the A-Team theme. This guy had his business contact linked to some hardcore rap song - with all "sorts" of "tasteful" lyrics. :rolleyes: He did kinda earn that hit, but I still think it was a harsh reaction to take.

    I guess some companies are very careful about appearances.
     
  22. unity macrumors 6502a

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    One of my friends had this. "Please enjoy this music while we connect your call... then the music starts and plays until the person picks up.
     
  23. codezrus macrumors newbie

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    Solution

    "...no I won't use the little mic which comes with the Apple earplugs."


    & you won't have to...

    Today at apple store I found a product. It is an adapter that has an external mic and lets you plug your fav headphone! So no need to unplug it when you receive an incoming call.

    I saw two:

    -Shure Music Phone Adapter for iPhone
    - I forgot whats called, but it was only $19 dollars!


    Hope that helps,
     
  24. Jphillippe macrumors regular

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    I listen to my music discreetly. But people should listen to music they feel, shouldn't matter what it is. As a musician I can say music is universal, and anybody with ears can listen to it. If you feel embarrassed than maybe your surrounding by the wrong people. I don't personally like Celine Dion, but I do like Mariah Carey. Anything wrong? does that make me anything? I don't think so.
     
  25. danny_w macrumors 601

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    You may think that's bad, but that's business. If you want to be treated as a professional, then act like a professional, whether it's in business or anything else. If I were in his shoes I would have done the same thing, but I do believe that I would have told him why.
     

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