Season after Pentecost, 2023
This evening I received a text message.
(It was from Andrew, incidentally.)
Upon receiving said message, my phone made a beeping sound.
This is not the first time this has happened.
The beeping sound I mean. Of course Andrew texts me all the time. He's, like, so like that.
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The beeping sound my phone makes has always struck me as a little asymetrical, and it has always bothered me a little. I would just prefer a simple, probably short, sustained pitch tone that is different from the sound my phone makes for an incoming call.
I'm picky this way.
Well, for some reason, probably just because I hadn't heard this sound in a little while, I listened a little more closely, and here's what I heard:
Short, short, short. Long, long. Short, short, short. (And then this repeats)
Suddenly, I realized for the first time that this might be Morse Code.
So, I did some research, and sure enough, my phone was beeping three letters: SMS.
It's funny how just learning a little bit about how something is done can change your whole perception of something.
Now that beeping sequence is no longer off-putting, it's vaguely retro-glamorous.
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