You Drink, You Dial, You Lose: How to Prevent Drunk Dialing!

Posted on February 07, 2009 / Technology

I had a brilliant idea the other day! Absolutely brilliant. Don't know where it came from but it might make a great iPhone app.

So I won't lie (and you know you can't either), I've been guilty of drunk dialing. In fact, I've done it a bunch of times. Luckily it's only happened twice since college. But nonetheless, it is something I do. And there are a lot of people like me who are similarly guilty of drunk dialing. And we all have those friends that are habitual drunk dials, yeah they are bad. BUT! But I have a solution. What is it? Install an phone application that requires authentication for phone calls made after a certain time at night, i.e. 2am.

What the hell does that mean? Simply, if it's after 2am and you're trying to make a call then your phone will automatically require you to answer multiple math equations?!?!? Maybe? Let's get a scenario. You're drinking at your local watering hole with your best friends and you're having a great time. Next thing you know your getting wasted and potentially embarrassing yourself. Luckily, the next thing you consciously remember is waking up in your bed. Thank god! Wallet, check! My home, check! Pants, check! Phone, check! Then you check your phone to help you retrace your movements last night and you notice a list of outgoing calls made after 2am. Shit!!

Now the question is, if you were that drunk could you perform the following equations: 7x9 or 6x13 or 4x22 etc? Could you? Maybe. If you could, then set your preferences to more difficult equations: 137x903, 3056x2402, etc. Or if you're a mathematical genius then differential equations, advanced calculus and other advanced mathematics would be available. And for the retards that are just absolutely terrible at math, 2+2 and 1+1.5 will be available. idiots!

I don't know about you but I can see this as an iPhone app for sure! Think about it...