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I took a weird phone call this morning and it was quite interesting. While on the air, the phone at Y101 was ringing and ringing. I finally got to it and said the usual opening line when answering a phone call..”Hello”. I said it again and then a third time but got not reply but I didn’t hang up. Low and behold there were these two people yapping at each other in what sounded like a car. Their conversation was getting more and more intense and before I knew it it was a full fledged argument going on and I was the lone listener. As I listened it became apparent to me that I was the recipient of what they now describe as a “Butt Call”. It must be my lucky day! I wondered just how many of these calls are made every day unbeknownst to the owner of the rump that is sitting on the phone. It was also ironic that I took the call because this morning I was reading an article about New York City officials who announced that 40% of the calls coming into the 911 center in New York City in 2010 were reported to be what they called “butt dials”. 40% seems to be very high but who am I to dispute the person who did the research on this topic. At one point in listening this morning to the call I received, I thought I might have to call the 911 center myself (using my fingers of course) but all of a sudden the call ended. I am not sure who won the argument but I bet their battery needed some charging. Perhaps that’s why the call ended. Be careful how you sit.

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