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(Slate)   Igniting the most idiotic debate since the old "which way should a roll of toilet paper hang" imbroglio, tech writer asks "Do you put your phone in your pocket right-side up or upside-down?"   (slate.com) divider line 134
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2012-09-27 12:32:07 PM
Only a halfwit puts their phone in their pocket right-side up. If you put your phone in your pocket right-side up, what that means is that when you slide your hand into your pocket to retrieve the phone, your natural grip will have the thumb alongside the phone's right edge and your fingers along the phone's left edge. This requires a complicated readjustment of your hand position once the phone has been pulled completely free, which can cost you incalculable amounts of time, amounts of time that might as well be infinite if you're talking about critical photo or text situations. And yes, smartasses, I know some of you are flapping your hands about and saying, "oh, but no, I grab my phone with my thumb on the screen and it only requires a very fast flip to be ready to use once it's out of my pocket." WAKE UP MORAN. That's stupid. You get thumb prints on the screen that way, you ass.

Now put the phone in upside down. Screen facing your leg. Reach in, grab it, pull it out. Why, look at that! It's ready to use! Gosh, you're so smart.

I swear, people can be so stupid.
 
2012-09-27 01:12:44 PM

Pocket Ninja: Only a halfwit puts their phone in their pocket right-side up.


www.priceindia.org

That little bulge at the top serves as a grip. But only if the phone is top-up in the pocket.
 
2012-09-27 01:14:18 PM
Why would you put it in your pocket?  I have a holder on my belt.  Much easier that way.
 
2012-09-27 01:21:34 PM

downstairs: Why would you put it in your pocket?  I have a holder on my belt.  Much easier that way.


What are you, the sheriff of phone-town?
 
2012-09-27 01:24:14 PM

kingoomieiii: That little bulge at the top serves as a grip. But only if the phone is top-up in the pocket.


That's called a design flaw, like toilet paper holders that permit rolls to be installed backwards.
 
2012-09-27 01:27:51 PM

kingoomieiii:

That little bulge at the top serves as a grip.


that's what she said
 
2012-09-27 01:49:38 PM
kingoomieiii: downstairs: Why would you put it in your pocket?  I have a holder on my belt.  Much easier that way.

What are you, the sheriff of phone-town?


www.lifeinsuranceonmyterms.com

That downstairs, he thinks he's the pope of cell phone town.
 
2012-09-27 02:04:11 PM
Pockets? Pfft! You need to get one of those nifty belt cases. That's where real people keep their phones.
 
2012-09-27 02:10:07 PM

downstairs: Why would you put it in your pocket?  I have a holder on my belt.  Much easier that way.


GreenAdder: Pockets? Pfft! You need to get one of those nifty belt cases. That's where real people keep their phones.


Those are only for people who are too fat to put their hands in their pockets and men over the age of 50 that work in IT.
 
2012-09-27 02:12:41 PM

GreenAdder: Pockets? Pfft! You need to get one of those nifty belt cases. That's where real people keep their phones.



*fistbump*
 
Represent!  I don't care how dorky I look.
 
/Actually I really have never had much of a choice in how dorky I look since I was a kid.
 
2012-09-27 02:23:45 PM

optimistic_cynic: Those are only for people who are too fat to put their hands in their pockets and men over the age of 50 that work in IT.


Or for people who have swag.

Doesn't matter. You're probably one of those left-pocket people. Everyone knows the phone goes on the right side.
 
2012-09-27 02:25:53 PM

GreenAdder:
Doesn't matter. You're probably one of those left-pocket people. Everyone knows the phone goes on the right side.


Nope I keep my in the, correct, right side pocket and upside down.
 
2012-09-27 02:41:56 PM

GreenAdder: optimistic_cynic: Those are only for people who are too fat to put their hands in their pockets and men over the age of 50 that work in IT.

Or for people who have swag.

Doesn't matter. You're probably one of those left-pocket people. Everyone knows the phone goes on the right dominant side.


FTFLefties
 
2012-09-27 02:45:20 PM

scottydoesntknow: GreenAdder: optimistic_cynic: Those are only for people who are too fat to put their hands in their pockets and men over the age of 50 that work in IT.

Or for people who have swag.

Doesn't matter. You're probably one of those left-pocket people. Everyone knows the phone goes on the right dominant side.

FTFLefties


I'm actually a lefty, if it's in the right pocket I can pull it out and dial with my left hand.
 
2012-09-27 02:49:16 PM

optimistic_cynic: scottydoesntknow: GreenAdder: optimistic_cynic: Those are only for people who are too fat to put their hands in their pockets and men over the age of 50 that work in IT.

Or for people who have swag.

Doesn't matter. You're probably one of those left-pocket people. Everyone knows the phone goes on the right dominant side.

FTFLefties

I'm actually a lefty, if it's in the right pocket I can pull it out and dial with my left hand.


What hand do you hold it with when speaking? I unlock, dial, and talk all with my left hand (unless I have to write while speaking). Granted, with how big these smartphones are getting, it'll probably take two hands very soon.
 
2012-09-27 02:56:04 PM

scottydoesntknow: optimistic_cynic: scottydoesntknow: GreenAdder: optimistic_cynic: Those are only for people who are too fat to put their hands in their pockets and men over the age of 50 that work in IT.

Or for people who have swag.

Doesn't matter. You're probably one of those left-pocket people. Everyone knows the phone goes on the right dominant side.

FTFLefties

I'm actually a lefty, if it's in the right pocket I can pull it out and dial with my left hand.

What hand do you hold it with when speaking? I unlock, dial, and talk all with my left hand (unless I have to write while speaking). Granted, with how big these smartphones are getting, it'll probably take two hands very soon.


Hold it in my left hand while talking against the left ear.
 
2012-09-27 03:04:16 PM
Otterboxed iPhone clipped screen out and bottom up to my jeans watch pocket. Oriented that way so I can check the time easily.
 
2012-09-27 03:13:57 PM
Candybar phone right-side up to prevent coins or keys scratching the display.
 
2012-09-27 03:28:19 PM
I use a cell phone bandolier.
 
2012-09-27 03:40:51 PM
Of course it's a silly argument. everyone KNOWS that the toilet paper must unwind from the top front,

*scoff*

my pant's gots me a fancy built in pocket just for a cell phone *smidge*

I don't care which end of the phone is pointing up, as long as the screen is to the inside. in the vehicle, the phone is in its windshield mount, at home, or at work, its usually sitting on a counter. Working in a brewery, it's impractical to keep the phone on you, because if you have issues with getting wet on a regular basis, one should not work in a brewery.
 
2012-09-27 03:45:26 PM

Cerebral Knievel: Of course it's a silly argument. everyone KNOWS that the toilet paper must unwind from the top front,


Somebody doesn't have a cat.
 
2012-09-27 03:47:40 PM
My phone goes in my left front pocket...but I'm one of those weirdos that keeps their wallet in the front right pocket.

/easier pickpocket protection when I normally walk with my hands in my pockets anyway
 
2012-09-27 03:49:32 PM

NkThrasher: Cerebral Knievel: Of course it's a silly argument. everyone KNOWS that the toilet paper must unwind from the top front,

Somebody doesn't have a cat.


got two actually, the only time that was an issue was when the dog was a puppy.

Let me tell ya, that little puppy was so damn happy that day, running around with that toilet paper flying behind him and romping in the pile. but it's alright, one good kick fixed that problem.
 
2012-09-27 03:50:25 PM

downstairs: GreenAdder: Pockets? Pfft! You need to get one of those nifty belt cases. That's where real people keep their phones.


*fistbump*
 
Represent!  I don't care how dorky I look.
 
/Actually I really have never had much of a choice in how dorky I look since I was a kid.


I have a belt holster for my work blackberry. I keep my personal android phone in my pocket. I don't pay attention to whether it's facing up or down because I'm not OCD.
 
2012-09-27 03:50:37 PM
Yes, this truly is an important question, the answer to which is probably best left to keener minds than mine.
 
2012-09-27 03:52:50 PM
Right handed: Phone goes front-left, right-side up. Wallet goes in back left. I dial with my left hand and pull out my credit card with my right.

/slightly OCD.
 
2012-09-27 03:56:33 PM
I keep mine in my left hip pocket, pointed down. Occasionally I put it in my shirt pocket or upper coat pocket in the winter. I can't use belt clips because I'm fat.
 
2012-09-27 03:56:36 PM
www.dogtownink.com

Problem solved. :)
 
2012-09-27 03:56:51 PM
Left pocket? Right pocket?

Ha! I'll show you!

(puts phone in back pocket and sits back down)

*CRUNCH*

/dammit.
 
2012-09-27 04:00:48 PM
I think the bigger debate is face-out or face-in.

face-out: At risk of damage to screen if you bump into something
face-in: more friction of the screen against your leg
 
2012-09-27 04:01:04 PM
So, this is how the dipsh*ts at Slate handle tight deadlines on slow news days.
 
2012-09-27 04:01:41 PM
Only fat people use hip holsters for their phones. Know why? Because they're fat. The pocket material is stretched too tight to put anything in there comfortably.

True fact, look it up.
 
2012-09-27 04:02:22 PM
Who cares which way you put your phone in your pocket. When it's raining, I put the side that has the least number of holes facing up. As far as toilet rolls are concerned, only commies place their toilet rolls with it facing away from you.
 
2012-09-27 04:02:47 PM
Me? I have a case on my belt, more room in my pocket. It's horizontal, no reason. Top of phone at the opening, it has a wrist strap, I just open the case and pull it by the strap. In any case the speaker for the ringer will face outward, so it can be heard. And although I'm right-handed, it's on the left, so any time I use it, it's a deliberate action to do so, I never take it's use for granted. But, I have seen people really overthink phone placement. TFA, for example.
 
2012-09-27 04:05:38 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Only fat people use hip holsters for their phones. Know why? Because they're fat. The pocket material is stretched too tight to put anything in there comfortably.

True fact, look it up.


Not true. Not in the least.

I'm fat and I refuse to use a holster because it get caught up under my gut and fights with my seatbelt. THus I stick my phone in the baggy pockets of my baggy, shapeless expanses of denim.
 
2012-09-27 04:06:10 PM
I put my phone in my pocket.
 
2012-09-27 04:07:23 PM
I keep mine in my purse, duh, along with my wallet, my keys, my passport, my chapstick, four different shades of red lipstick, a compact, a fold-up hairbrush, my reading glasses, my sunglasses, a pen, a tube of concealer, my ID badge, my work cellphone, and one of those little purse-sized packages of kleenex, I mean, what do you take me for?
 
2012-09-27 04:08:47 PM

Surool: So, this is how the dipsh*ts at Slate handle tight deadlines on slow news days.


While the noble Farkers are hard at work...commenting on Fark.

TFA's author writes about tech. He's talking about the design of the iPhone 5 and why Apple may have chosen a particular design.

Try reading the article.
 
2012-09-27 04:10:41 PM

GreenAdder: Pockets? Pfft! You need to get one of those nifty belt cases. That's where real people keep their phones.


still.. Rightside up or upside down?
 
2012-09-27 04:11:20 PM
I really don't pay attention to that
 
2012-09-27 04:12:23 PM
When I'm driving and talking, it is right hand holding it to left ear. Easier to text as soon as I get off too, no handswap needed.
 
2012-09-27 04:14:11 PM

downstairs: Why would you put it in your pocket?  I have a holder on my belt.  Much easier that way.


Do you keep it to the left or to the right of your onion?
 
2012-09-27 04:16:08 PM
TP is over the top if you don't have cats or small humans amused by unrolling them.

Cellphone is top down in your pants pocket because that's the orientation you put it in and pulled it out at. Unless you have a non-uniform shaped phone that dictates a more comfortable angle.

If you have a shirt pocket you're keeping your phone it it's more likely to be upright because you're elbow is bent.

This is not a matter of right or wrong, this is a matter of biomechanics.
 
2012-09-27 04:16:16 PM
the real question is do you put your phone in your pocket face against your leg or face facing-out?
 
2012-09-27 04:18:03 PM

flaminio: downstairs: Why would you put it in your pocket?  I have a holder on my belt.  Much easier that way.

Do you keep it to the left or to the right of your onion?



Neither.  In the front like a fanny pack.
 
2012-09-27 04:18:59 PM

AdamK: the real question is do you put your phone in your pocket face against your leg or face facing-out?


Facing out. Else your fat leg will muffle the ring of your phone.
 
2012-09-27 04:25:22 PM
lolsnaps.com
 
2012-09-27 04:26:50 PM
Left pocket, top down, face in; anyway else is just uncivilized.

/I have a rubber case on mine, I put it face in so when I reach into my pocket my hand covers the rubber back and allows it to slide out. Top down because otherwise you're holding it upsidedown when you pull it out. Left pocket because carkeys go in the right and I don't want them to scratch the glass face.
 
2012-09-27 04:27:04 PM
When you put your phone in your pocket, does the screen face toward or away from your body?
 
2012-09-27 04:33:28 PM
Pocket? No way, that denotes wearing pants.

/enjoying the breeze
 
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