• (real-Life Puzzle) -- in a movie, a guy is on the phone,

    From HenHanna@21:1/5 to All on Thu Apr 11 19:33:42 2024
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    in a movie, a guy is on the phone, and the person (on the other end)
    (often a woman) hangs up

    I've always felt that this happens 100+ times more
    often in movies than in real life...

    THEN the guy goes ...

    --------- Hello? Hello? Susan? Are you there?
    ----------------- Did you just hang up on me?

    I've always felt that this happens 1000+ times more
    often in movies than in real life....


    in Older movies, the guy does that [momentary Hang-up] thing.
    ---------- In older times, this didn't hang up?

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  • From Mike Terry@21:1/5 to HenHanna on Fri Apr 12 04:42:19 2024
    On 12/04/2024 03:33, HenHanna wrote:

    in a movie, a guy is on the phone, and the person (on the other end)
    (often a woman) hangs up

    I've always felt that this happens 100+ times more
    often in movies than in real life...

    THEN the guy goes ...

    --------- Hello? Hello? Susan? Are you there?
    ----------------- Did you just hang up on me?

    That doesn't make sense - at least the guy needs to call her back again before the last line!

    I think more common is guy turning to someone nearby and announcing (in amazed tone) "She hung up on
    me!!!" I've never seen anyone do that in real life. :)


    I've always felt that this happens 1000+ times more
    often in movies than in real life....


    in Older movies, the guy does that [momentary Hang-up] thing.
    ---------- In older times, this didn't hang up?

    In the UK, phones (standard land line) break the connection when the /caller/ hangs up. The called
    party can put the phone down then pick it up and continue the conversation. Given the myriad
    possible abuses this system invites, I find it hard to believe that is really how it works, but it
    is. I don't think people deliberately use this feature (e.g. what you call [momentary Hang-up])
    apart from certain scammers. Perhaps you're thinking of offices who would be on private exchanges
    where callers can be put on hold? Or just phones with a mute button?

    Anyhow, VOIP and mobile phone calls can be terminated by either party. Much more sensible/secure.

    Mike.

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  • From HenHanna@21:1/5 to Mike Terry on Fri Apr 12 04:13:45 2024
    Mike Terry wrote:

    On 12/04/2024 03:33, HenHanna wrote:

    in a movie, a guy is on the phone,  and the person (on the other end)
    (often a woman)  hangs up

                        I've always felt that this happens 100+ times more
                                       often in movies than in real life...

    THEN the guy goes ...

                       --------- Hello?  Hello?  Susan?   Are you there?
                          ----------------- Did you just hang up on me?

    That doesn't make sense - at least the guy needs to call her back again before the last line!

    I think more common is guy turning to someone nearby and announcing (in amazed tone) "She hung up on
    me!!!" I've never seen anyone do that in real life. :)



    a person hanging up on me... has been very rare in real life.



    There are many other things common in Movies and rare in real life.

    -- A mother looks only 5 or 10 years older than her children.

    -- An average person lives in an Apt/House suitable for someone 20 times richer.

    -- a confidential, TOP-Secret conversation happens in a public place, like a park.

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  • From Aidan Kehoe@21:1/5 to All on Fri Apr 12 09:50:02 2024
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    Ar an t-aonú lá déag de mí Aibreán, scríobh HenHanna:

    in a movie, a guy is on the phone, and the person (on the other end)
    (often a woman) hangs up

    I've always felt that this happens 100+ times more
    often in movies than in real life...

    THEN the guy goes ...

    --------- Hello? Hello? Susan? Are you there?
    ----------------- Did you just hang up on me?

    I've always felt that this happens 1000+ times more
    often in movies than in real life....

    Sure. There is a long list of things that for various reasons happen much more often in televised and film drama. Over-explication, the US winning and achieving things completely ahistorically (see the recent Queen’s Gambit Netflix series for this; see also a film about twenty years ago regarding the Enigma codebreakers.) Movies are not particularly representative of real life.


    in Older movies, the guy does that [momentary Hang-up] thing.
    ---------- In older times, this didn't hang up?

    No idea, I’m a spring chicken at 43.

    --
    ‘As I sat looking up at the Guinness ad, I could never figure out /
    How your man stayed up on the surfboard after fourteen pints of stout’
    (C. Moore)

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  • From Peter Moylan@21:1/5 to All on Fri Apr 12 20:39:41 2024
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    Ar an t-aonú lá déag de mí Aibreán, scríobh HenHanna:

    in a movie, a guy is on the phone, and the person (on the other
    end) (often a woman) hangs up

    I've always felt that this happens 100+ times more often in movies
    than in real life...

    Modern life has introduced a new factor. I hang up on about half a dozen
    calls per day, as soon as I hear the beep that indicates that it's a
    call centre. In case of doubt I wait a few seconds, and then hang up as
    soon as I hear "How are you today?"

    --
    Peter Moylan http://www.pmoylan.org
    Newcastle, NSW

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  • From occam@21:1/5 to Aidan Kehoe on Fri Apr 12 12:59:34 2024
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    On 12/04/2024 10:50, Aidan Kehoe wrote:

    <snip>

    Sure. There is a long list of things that for various reasons happen much more
    often in televised and film drama. Over-explication, the US winning and achieving things completely ahistorically (see the recent Queen’s Gambit Netflix series for this; see also a film about twenty years ago regarding the Enigma codebreakers.) Movies are not particularly representative of real life.

    Especially when made by Hollywood. I'm waiting for the film where US
    won the war in Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan. (Allow for 20 years for
    the memory to fade.)

    in a movie, a guy is on the phone, and the person (on the other end)
    (often a woman) hangs up I've always felt that this happens 100+
    times more often in movies than in real life...

    Don't forget, in the movie the man also looks at the handset after the
    hang-up, and sneers.

    There is a brilliant Netflix documentary where all these movie clichés
    are documented. One that sticks in mind: "Why do women always run away
    from danger in high-heels"?

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