There are only two phone jacks in our house; one in the living room, and one in my roommate’s room.
She didn’t have a phone, so I got the Pink Phone, which is stationary, & rings loud. I plugged it in the living room, because it was central.
My roommate moved it into her room, and that was a pain for me. So, some mutual friends gave me Cordless Phone 1, so that I could get the phone from my pc, which was also in the living room. (my roommate has hearing issues, & doesn’t always hear the phone ring.)
My roommate took that phone into her room and screwed it to the wall, so I put the Pink Phone back by the pc.
Fast forward 2-3 years. Cordless Phone 1 is getting weak in the battery and won’t let you talk more than, say, 20 minutes away from its cradle. I have moved my pc into my room. My friend gave me Cordless Phone 2, so that I could get the phone from my pc. I plugged the cradle in out in the living room; the handset can be in my room all day and not run out. Life is good.
This morning, my roommate tells me that she can’t hear HER phone (Cordless 1) ringing, and don’t we have the Pink Phone plugged in out in the living room anymore? (it rings LOUD)
I told her no; I plugged CP2’s cradle in out there, and the handset was in my room. So she asked me if I can leave the handset out in the living room when I go to work, so that she can hear it. But, both CP1 and the Pink phone ring louder than my phone, there’s no way it’s going to help with that.
So I plug the Pink Phone back in out there. Now my phone doesn’t work.
Then she knocks again and says that her phone cuts off in the middle of “business calls” and could I leave CP2 out there instead. I knew it! It wasn’t that she couldn’t hear her phone, it’s that she wants to use my shiny new one.
Well, she took my Pink Phone, and I didn’t say anything. She took CP1, which was mine, because she liked it better, and affixed it permanently to her wall. Now she wants to use my THIRD phone, and I know it’ll always be in her room & be useless to me if I do that. I know it’s useless anyway if it’s not plugged in, but dammit, she SAID the problem was that she couldn’t hear HER phone ring.
That’s how she does everything, sideways and manipulative.
I’m leaving the Pink Phone plugged in out there, because
a) it rings loud, and
b) it doesn’t have a battery problem.
That’s what she said the problems were. Now she’s all bent at me. I say, she TOOK CP2 because it was better at the time, and now she’s stuck with it.
In all fairness, she does pay the phone bill. I would share it if she wasn’t getting a ridiculously expensive package deal from Comcast; you know, phone+internet+cable for way too much money. She won’t even discuss switching.