FitzShivering: I once kicked myself out of my own meeting after my cell phone went off, despite my "If your cell phone goes off during the meeting, you will be asked to leave" rule, so I'm getting a kick and all that.
blatz514: FitzShivering: I once kicked myself out of my own meeting after my cell phone went off, despite my "If your cell phone goes off during the meeting, you will be asked to leave" rule, so I'm getting a kick and all that.Sounds like a great way to get out of meetings.
Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: I bet many judges are in contempt of their own courts.
GBB: *ring*"Sorry folks, that's mine. And as such, I find my self in Contempt. Fine: $50. Objection! Overruled!"*Gavel bang*"Counselor, continue."
flynn80: Should just use the Law and Order dun-dun sound as your ring tone and nobody would've noticed.
durbnpoisn: I was in court not very long ago... The prosecuting attorney (the guy who's there every day), makes a little speech as court comes into session: "Cell phone interruptions are not allowed. This does not mean 'on vibrate'. This means 'either in complete silence mode, or turned off. If I hear anything from your cell phone, it will be confiscated and kept with the court's secretary until the end of the day, even if your case is done. You can retrieve it then, and of course you will be giving the township a small monetary gift."I never doubted for a moment that he was completely serious. And neither did anyone else. Not one cell phone made a peep.
shr00mie90: No "Hero" tag?
HopScotchNSoda: A lot of courthouses prohibit the public* from even having mobile phones in the building (or beyond the lobby if there are vending machine type lock-up machines).DuPage County initially expanded their no-cameras rule to include no mobiles with built-in cameras, but now that's effectively all mobiles.Vermilion County prohibits mobiles.Cook County implemented a ban this year, excluding the Daley Center,** because of allegations of witness intimidation and tampering.*attorneys, cops, court employees, et cet. exempted, but even they are prohibited from allowing the devices to ring in-court.**the Daley Center is excluded for myriad reasons. The number of people entering is just too overwhelming and there's not enough room to have those lock-up vending machine things. Virtually no one drives to that court-house as it is in the middle of the Loop, so telling someone to take their phone out to their car and lock it up isn't an option. The types of trials there are not generally of the sort where witness intimidation is really an issue. The types of trials there are such that attorneys often have support staff with them and need to have their support staff able to communicate with the office (and support staff are not exempted from the prohibition). All-in-all, it is impracticable and unnecessary there.
Opt8va: OK, why do we say our phone "goes off" when it rings? /serious question.
Englebert Slaptyback: joeshillChampaign County also prohibits cell phones.There is no text in the Champaign rooms?
skinink: Was his ringtone "I Fought the Law and the Law Won"?
Noticeably F.A.T.: Opt8va: OK, why do we say our phone "goes off" when it rings? /serious question.Mine doesn't ring, and I'll be farked if I'm going to say my phone "life in the fast lanes" or "don't take your guns to towns" or "face fisteds" or "axel fs" (depending on who's calling). It goes off.
Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: Opt8va: OK, why do we say our phone "goes off" when it rings? /serious question.Most likely derivative of an alarm (or alarm clock) "going off".
Opt8va: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: Opt8va: OK, why do we say our phone "goes off" when it rings? /serious question.Most likely derivative of an alarm (or alarm clock) "going off". Right... so why do we say it's going "off"? It most certainly is NOT going "off".. in fact it is going "on".
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