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Have you ever called someone on accident from your cell phone and not realized it?  Of course you have, who hasn’t?  According to the Urban Dictionary the term butt dial is “to phone a friend accidentally using ones buttocks. Usually this is a result of sitting on the phone” (Urban, 2012).  I don’t know how many times someone has called me back because of an accidental call on my part.  The majority of the time it is fine, but sometimes the call can have disastrous consequences.  Usually this happens when the receiving party hears something they shouldn’t.  Just imagine carelessly butt dialing your boss and talking about what a jackass he is?  This might have some serious repercussions.  Better yet, butt dial your wife while fooling around with someone else. That one would probably get you thrown out of the house.

Now, the offending cell phone doesn’t always have to be in your pants for a butt dial to happen, sometimes it can just be casually lying on the bed.  This was the case in one of the most embarrassing butt dials of my life.  The hubby and I were in bed watching a movie, just enjoying the evening.  One thing led to another and before we knew it, it was nookie time.  Unbeknownst to either of us though, Robert’s cell phone was in bed with us. We managed to butt dial the last person he called several times.  Unfortunately that person was Grandma.

On the other end of the call, things weren’t so fun for Grandma who is near blind and had no clue who was calling her.  The calls were scaring her half to death because she was under the impression that whoever was calling was in the process of murdering someone.  Imagine the fright that poor woman must have been feeling! She called for help and of course my Mother-in-law came running over.  She calmed Grandma down and convinced her not to call the cops after she realized who the calls had been coming from because of caller id.  She didn’t know what was going on either and called us to make sure we were OK.  Of course, Robert told her that we never called and it must have been some prank call that didn’t show up on the id.

It wasn’t until the next day that we realized what had happened.  Yep, we butt dialed Grandma right in the middle of a little nookie.  My husband was mortified and refused to call Granny to explain what had happened, so I got left with the job.  Explaining butt dialing and sex to an 85-year-old woman is one of the most humiliating things I have ever done and I can guarantee that it will never happen again.  So, the moral of this story it to make sure that your cell phone is locked or off so accidental calls won’t happen.  You wouldn’t want butt dialing  to be responsible for giving someone a heart attack.


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Urban Dictionary. (2012). Buttdial. Retrieved from http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=buttdial