Butt/pocket dialing 

Have you ever butt dialed someone accidentally?  According to a report, for every 100 calls made to 911 this year, about 40 were made unintentionally.

Recently, a mother in Canada called police after receiving a nightmarish call from her daughter, filled with blood-chilling screams and a man shouting murderous threats.

Police discovered that the girl was at a movie theater in Victoria. Anticipating the worst, cops were preparing to descend on the cinema when a dispatcher tried calling the girl’s cell phone one last time.

The girl answered her phone and explained she was not being attacked by a murderer, but was instead sitting in the audience watching the horror film “Cabin in the Woods.   She must have pocket dialed her mother during the worst part of the movie.

What do you call the activity of being impolite in a social situation by looking at your phone instead of paying attention to the person you are with?  Phubbing.

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