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Am I being Uptight??

So, my sister has the ring back tone on her phone, I am technology stupid so sorry if that's not right, but when you call her, you hear music. Well, her daughter is 11, at her school if the parents can't make the conferences, which she never bothers with, they can do a phone conference.. she is in activities / plays etc.. so often Mom needs to be reached.. her tones are "I kissed a girl, or eminem songs or rap.. all songs and music i love but.. don't you think its inappropriate for your phone your daughters teachers call?? or am I just old in my mind at 32? lol!~

 
maxsmom11807

Asked by maxsmom11807 at 4:42 PM on Jun. 28, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Ah - see, I knew I didn't understand.

    Then, yes, if she's got professional calls coming to her phone, she should be playing music that is more professionally accepted.
    Dr.Donna

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 4:57 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Well I see it both ways. I mean her phone is her phone so she should have a right to put on it what she wants. BUT.....I would be a little embarrassed if my child's teacher heard it. So unless she really does like kissing girls, I would probably remove it.
    stephensmom26

    Answer by stephensmom26 at 4:48 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • I don't think it's appropriate for an adult to have music like that on their phone when they are expecting calls from school, work, ect. However, my DH stongly disagrees on this with me, and is always changing his ringback tones to obnoxious songs.
    AngelicaDem

    Answer by AngelicaDem at 4:48 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • I don't like hearing music when I call in lieu of ringing. It does seem juvenile to me.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 4:53 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • If I were calling someone for professional reasons and I was forced to listen to pop music while waiting for them to pick up, it would negatively affect my perception of the person. If the pop music were particularly offensive, it would have a stronger negative effect.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 5:06 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • It is quite trashy. I myself would stick to some rock and roll oldies or assign certain ringtones for certain numbers.
    Bugzmomma

    Answer by Bugzmomma at 4:45 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • I think it is a bit inappropriate for a phone her daughter might call too. I have a ringback tone but it is Darius Ruckers' "It won't be like this for long", which is a song about how quickly children grow up (it is appropriate for a phone I use for work/babysitters/ect.) While I like Katie Perry and some eminem I would not have them as my ringback tones.
    AF4life

    Answer by AF4life at 4:47 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • I have a number of rental properties and when I have to return a call and get a song like that, I just hang up. This does not present the tenants that are desirable.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:51 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Let me see if I have this correct: she uses songs for her personal ring tones that you think shouldn't be associated with the numbers of professionals who are calling her? If I have this correct, I think you are being a little uptight. The teacher (or whoever) can't hear the ring-tone when they call your sister.


    Now, having your phone make noise while you are in a professional setting - that's not good, regardless of what the music or tones are. If you are in a meeting, phones should be set to vibrate or silenced. You're priority is to be the meeting and that priority should be protected from outside distractions.

    Dr.Donna

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 4:55 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • yeah i think thats a little unproffesional.
    amberpaiz

    Answer by amberpaiz at 5:17 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

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