The telephone - it's an invention of great value, but it's not always considerate. At times it can be a real nuisance! You're in the shower, no one else is home, and the telephone rings. Grabbing a towel, you drip water all over the floor as you rush to answer. But it stops ringing as you reach it! Or, you finally drop off into a deep sleep only to have your slumber broken by a stridently ringing telephone. And it turns out to be a wrong number! The telephone can be a nuisance too when you just sit down for a meal or to watch the closing moments of an exciting movie or sports event on television. Somehow, in spite of all the difficulties, we seem motivated to try to answer every call. Perhaps we feel we'd miss out on something important.
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