Just the other night, my cell phone rang around 3 a.m. awaking me from a deep sleep. The call was initiated by the Blackberry cell phone of a friend whose BB often inadvertently speed dials my number at ungodly hours of the night.
On the other end of the phone I could hear a deep conversation between the friend and her boyfriend, a prominent local businessman -- neither of whom knew her phone had called my phone.
She is not the only friend whose Blackberry inadvertently calls me. This happens so often with my friends who own Blackberries that I can just about guess when it's the phone calling rather than the person. This seems to be a major flaw with the new Blackberry design.
A Blackberry can bust up your relationship if it dials a number at the most inopportune time. This is what happened to an unfortunate fast food restaurant manager who was about to get busy with a co-worker when his phone called his baby mama.
According to the AJC, the boyfriend was in a back room at the restaurant about to have sex with a young, female co-worker when his baby mama and her teenage kids arrived at the closed restaurant around 3:30 a.m., bust out the plate glass window and dragged the chick out of the restaurant by her hair.
Home boy took off running and probably wasn't aware that it was his cell phone that inadvertently dialed Xochitl Bernice Valdez-Mendoza’s number and that is how she could hear that he and the 20-year-old restaurant employee were preparing to have sex.
Valdez-Mendoza and her teenage children were in custody Tuesday. Valdez-Mendoza is charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment and two counts each of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and third-degree child cruelty. Her 16-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son are being held in the Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center on assault and false imprisonment charges.
There is too much time and opportunity in the workplace for a man to get a willing and able side piece to give him some slap in the storage room.
If you're a man who owns a Blackberry and you don't want to be put out there, my best advice is to trash your Blackberry and get yourself a T-Mobile G1.