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Title: cell phones and police complaints
Post by: hairaplenty on September 05, 2011, 03:19 PM
If you had a business and someone tried to break in and rob you, you would go to the police and file a what???

Also, where do high school boys carry their cell phones?

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Title: Re: cell phones and police compliants
Post by: Mrs. Jones on September 05, 2011, 03:26 PM
Teenage boys (from my experience) carry their cellphones in their front pockets on the rare occasions they are not in their hands so they can text, text, text.  :EmoticonPhone:
Title: Re: cell phones and police compliants
Post by: Eric Hammond on September 05, 2011, 05:54 PM
On a business you call the cops [to make sure no one is STILL in the building], then you file a police report.

On the phone, I agree - front pants pocket.
Title: Re: cell phones and police compliants
Post by: pilonsc on September 05, 2011, 07:23 PM
I agree with front pocket pants. Since it's just too hard to get out of your back pocket or even worst you end up sitting on it *CRUNCH* :slaphead: But if a boy is wearing a sweater with pockets, then the phone often goes in that pocket .
Title: Re: cell phones and police compliants
Post by: Whizbee on September 05, 2011, 10:53 PM
My teenaged nephew keeps his phone in his front pocket... but like others have mentioned, he more often has it in his hand, on his chair, on his knee--anywhere he can get to it the moment he has a text message!
Title: Re: cell phones and police compliants
Post by: MaryWitzl on September 06, 2011, 03:24 AM
Every teenage boy I've ever known (and I teach all different nationalities of them) has carried his cell phone in his front pants pocket.

Somebody please put me out of my misery and change that 'compliant' to 'complaint'. You have no idea how tripped up I got trying to imagine who a 'police compliant' could be. Somebody who really liked going along with the police? A willing snitch who grassed on others for free?   :neck
Title: Re: cell phones and police complaints
Post by: hairaplenty on September 06, 2011, 06:48 AM
Thanks everyone for your thoughtful feedback
Title: Re: cell phones and police complaints
Post by: Liz Straw on September 14, 2011, 03:34 PM
people who carry their phones in their back pocket are known to do 'butt dialing.'
Title: Re: cell phones and police complaints
Post by: HaroldU on September 14, 2011, 06:55 PM
people who carry their phones in their back pocket are known to do 'butt dialing.'

Like those teenaged boys, I carry my phone in my front pants pocket, and more often than you would think possible a button on the side of it gets pressed that turns on the voice commands function--at which point a female voice can be heard coming from my pocket saying "Please say a command!" And if I don't, it's "Please try again."
Title: Re: cell phones and police complaints
Post by: Pons on September 16, 2011, 11:24 AM
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people who carry their phones in their back pocket are known to do 'butt dialing

I think most phones are locked now to prevent this. All you have to do to unlock them is run your finger down the screen.
Title: Re: cell phones and police complaints
Post by: anita on September 16, 2011, 01:29 PM
My 12-year old keeps his phone in his cargo pockets (those big ugly pockets on the sides of the shorts or pants.

anita
Title: Re: cell phones and police complaints
Post by: hairaplenty on September 16, 2011, 10:13 PM
HaroldU--That is one of the funniest things I've heard in a while.  Thanks for brightening my day.


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Title: Re: cell phones and police complaints
Post by: Jeff Smith on November 18, 2011, 03:15 PM
Is this a riddle?
Title: Re: cell phones and police complaints
Post by: Liz Straw on November 20, 2011, 10:17 AM
My brother recently told me he accidently managed to dial (isn't it amazing we still say dial?) 911 when he stuck his phone in his pocket.  Needless to say the sheriff's department thoroughly checked out his house after they called back and drove by all night long to make sure he truly was alone.  :paperbag
Title: Re: cell phones and police complaints
Post by: Melissa on December 18, 2011, 05:38 PM
My 12-year old keeps his phone in his cargo pockets (those big ugly pockets on the sides of the shorts or pants.

As does my 13 yr old-- there or in the hoodie pocket or sometimes front pocket. He buys trousers specifically for those ugly pockets.

Daughter's boyfriend & friends (18) are all front pocket or hoodie pocket. By that age, they seem to have surrendered the cargo pockets.