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Billions of dollars are spent on
to make you sound great, but not here at
After a two minute conversation on one
our PhoneSick phones not only will your
employer pity you but s/he will be willing
to drive you to the hospital personally.
Perfect for normal
conversations but at
any time you can switch into one of our
convincing voice filters...
Plus, the display will allow you to pick the
sound effects you plan on using before
you call. Choose from over 1000 of our
MP3 quality bodily functions to be
programmed into quick keys. Never use
the same sound effect twice.*
You'll always be able to cut a
short at any time.
Perfect for unwanted calls from...
World Phone in Sick Day
Variously planned for May 1st, 2nd and April 6. Clearly there's no one at the office to co-ordinate properly. [calum, Oct 04 2004]
Background noises on mobile phone calls
[sartep]'s idea halfbaked to baked in 4 days...? [jonthegeologist, Oct 04 2004]
||Bueller, Bueller, Bueller?
||"Better call 911, just to be sure."
||Funnily enough - I'm actually thinking of pulling a sickie tomorrow myself. Not for any real reason; just cos I can't be arsed going in to work. Wracking my brains trying to find a suitable ailment at the moment. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. I've already used Scurvy, Procrastination (sounds like a medical term - my boss is stupid) and the Black Death, so you can rule them out already.
||Shoot. I was gonna say scurvy.
||Botulism, Beri Beri, Legionares (fairly possible, actually, if you work in an air-conditioned building), St. Vitus dance?
||Peculiar. There was a brief snippet in free UK commuter tabloid "Metro" today about a firm that offers a "corroboration of excuse via pre-recorded background noise" service. No voice filters, as far as I remember but deffo jackhammers and gunfire.
||There should also be realistic background sounds piped in -- such as (a) doctor's waiting room, (b) emergency room, (c) video game arcade - no, wait, that's not a good one; (d) Ukrainian nurse taking care of you in your house and nagging you to dress varmly and get sleep.
||(P.S. 1000 bodily functions? Do I have that many?)
||No, but you don't want to be caught
using the same version of one twice,
now do you?
||see linky. Could be that this is baked?