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  • Been there, done that, got the stern lecture :-)

    I didn't turn mine off though, the bloody battery ran out instead. It did run out - honest :-)

    Other notable excuses from my workplace that I've heard over the years include:

    I flushed my pager down the toilet.
    My pager was in vibrate mode and it vibrated off the kitchen counter into the trash.
    Dog ate it.
    Fell out of car window and someone ran it over (I kid you not).
    • Because I was going on vacation out of range, I left my pager home, but turned it off so as not to freak out the people house-sitting. Of course I put it back on my belt once I came home and forgot about it.

      I heard of someone going swimming with it on. I myself waded way off shore during low tide, knowing full well if I slipped and fell I was screwed.

      Even right now the battery is low and I'll need to remember to put a new one it. I'll get to it :-/