Sunday, December 11, 2005

Dialing Under the Influence

It's 4am, do you know where your commonsense is? No you don't as that last vodka tonic has vanquished it like the Ice Age did to the dinosaurs. No! No! No! Are you going for your cellphone? I promise you it's not the best time to call your ex on the phone right now. No! Don't say that. I can't believe you just said that.

If this is familiar in anyway, it means either you've drunk and dialed before or have witnessed someone who has. Yet, there may be hope from our friends at Virgin. Via the NYT's Magazine:
Virgin Mobile Australia has a solution: a service called Dialing Under the Influence (D.U.I.). Before heading out for a night of debauchery, a Virgin Mobile customer simply dials 333, then the number of someone who shouldn't be called midbender - a boss, a recent breakup, the cute boy who works two cubicles over. The number is then rendered unreachable on that handset until 6 a.m. the next morning, by which time the tongue-loosening effects of the evening's alcohol will presumably have worn off.
The wonders of technology never cease to amaze me.