Larry Marturano doesn’t want his cell phone to ring when he’s
sitting in church. Luckily, his phone has a built-in calendar, and he
can program his phone so that it won’t ring at certain times of the
He’s told it to always be respectfully silent on Sunday mornings,
so it won’t interrupt the sermon.
"But occasionally I’m
not at church on Sunday morning," he says, "and my wife tries to get a
hold of me or my son calls me, and lo and behold the cell phone doesn’t
ring, because I told it not to. I remember thinking ‘Boy, that’s really
annoying, I wish it was smarter than that.’ Then the next thought I had
was, ‘Oh yeah, that’s my job.’ "