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  1.    #1  
    My own Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:

    1. Head on over to class.
    2. In building check to make sure phone is set to "Vibrate"
    3. Sit down in classroom.
    4. Concerned over possibility that perhaps I may have forgotten to switch the ringer, I power off the phone.
    5. Enjoy lecture/class
    6. Become increasingly uncomfortable, finally reach into bag/pocket and disconnect the cellphone battery. Place battery in pocket.

    Now, I understand that you don't want to be doing this with the Treo, b/c you'll lose data, so it makes sense that Handspring doesn't let you remove the battery--too many people would be losing data due to dumbheadedness.

    but what about my disorder? I know there's a switch that I can just check to make sure it's on vibrate, but is that really enough? Will this physically light device weigh heavily upon my mind?
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    Originally posted by dietrichbohn

    but what about my disorder? I know there's a switch that I can just check to make sure it's on vibrate, but is that really enough? Will this physically light device weigh heavily upon my mind?
    My first answer would be is: see a profesional...(i.e. psychiatrist)
    the techie answer is: appart from the vibrate switch you can also turn off the phone part and just use the PDA part of your treo.
    If you still don't trust that open the treo (voids warranty I guess) and disconnect the speaker...
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    Originally posted by ToolkiT
    the techie answer is: appart from the vibrate switch you can also turn off the phone part and just use the PDA part of your treo.
    I thought of this, but it's even more maddening. Instead of a genuine de-powered phone, I have to check and make sure it's really and truly off... it's never really and truly off because the Palm portion of it can still send alarms off and such. At least with a phone you can pick it up, look at it, and say "yep, mo definitely off." With the Treo you pick it up, power it on, go to the phone app, and double check. that or you hold down the power button (or whatever it is, I forget) and wait to see. is it on, is it off? Wait now, did I just turn it on 5 minutes ago, or did I turn it off? When I double checked it the last time, was I sure to make sure I left it off instead of on? I had better check....

    ...I know it's silly. maybe having a device that will only vibrate no matter what will help.

    ....unless the ringer/vibrate switch is loose and easily moved...


    ....aaahhhh!!!
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    See now you're just not thinking straight. You should instead be using it to browse for the answer to the question on your test that has you stumped!
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    Thank god!

    I get a bit like that when I fly - have to check I've turned my phone off several times. Largely connected with the thought of an imminent 30,000 foot plunge to a grisly end, I think.

    Flying is just sooo unnatural.

    N.
  6.    #6  
    Originally posted by nwhitfield
    I get a bit like that when I fly - have to check I've turned my phone off several times. Largely connected with the thought of an imminent 30,000 foot plunge to a grisly end, I think.
    I thought of that too...
    <sound=Wayne's World>diddley-doo, diddley-do, diddley-do, diddley-do</sound>
    Flight Attendant: "Sir, I have to ask you to turn that phone off."
    Me (in the voice of the Simpson's Prof. John Frink): "Um, well, actually, the phone is off, this is a Palm Pilot. snheayaa."
    FA: "Sir. I see that it is a phone, and I see that it is on. You must turn it off."
    Me: "See, the phone is off..."
    Other Passengers: "He's trying to crash the plane! Get Him!"
    <Much ballyhoo ensues, ending with myself strapped to a chair with seatbelts and gagged with moist towelettes.>
    FA: "Is it off?"
    Pilot (holding treo): "I don't know. Open up the flip and see if it comes on."
    FA: "AHH! It's on! It's on!"
    Pilot: "Close it! Close it!"
    FA: "Well, i guess we can just take the battery out.... HEY! How the #$^@#% do you remove the battery?"
    Pilot: "Screw it. We're decending to 5000 feet and chucking the Mother@#$^$ out the window!"
    Me: "MMMPPHHMPPHMPHPHPH!!!"
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    Originally posted by ToolkiT
    My first answer would be is: see a profesional...(i.e. psychiatrist)
    the techie answer is: appart from the vibrate switch you can also turn off the phone part and just use the PDA part of your treo.
    If you still don't trust that open the treo (voids warranty I guess) and disconnect the speaker...
    No, the second answer is also 'see a professional'. Geez...and I thought my looking back after I left the driveway to make sure the garage door was closed was a bit off. This makes me feel downright uber-sane. If you have to go through all those gymnastics to make sure your phone is off, you need to not have a phone.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
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    Originally posted by dietrichbohn
    [...] Pilot: "Screw it. We're decending to 5000 feet and chucking the Mother@#$^$ out the window!"
    Me: "MMMPPHHMPPHMPHPHPH!!!"
    You forgot the closing lines:
    Co-Pilot: "Works for me. I get to keep his phone, though."
    Pilot: "That's fine. I'll just wait until we get a passenger with a color one."
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
  9.    #9  
    Originally posted by Toby
    Co-Pilot: "Works for me. I get to keep his phone, though."
    Pilot: "That's fine. I'll just wait until we get a passenger with a color one."
    Ba-dump-CHH!
  10. #10  
    Originally posted by dietrichbohn
    ending with myself strapped to a chair with seatbelts and gagged with moist towelettes
    That's not an end... it's just the beginning.

    Now stop turning me on. You bad, bad boy!

    N.
  11.    #11  
    Originally posted by nwhitfield
    That's not an end... it's just the beginning.

    Now stop turning me on. You bad, bad boy!
    If I wasn't crazy before, that just pushed me over the edge.
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    Hmmm. Now where did I put that bottle of Amyl nitrate....

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