7 Millennials Respond To An Actual Landline Ringing In The Office

by Emily McCombs

OK, y'all. I'm an "old" Millennial. I had an actual desk phone on my desk at one point way back at my first job.

I actually even had one at my last job, but I didn't know what the phone number was and I don't remember it ever ringing. These days, I put my cell phone number in my email signature and get angry when someone calls it, like a proper young person.

So I was right there along with my slightly younger co-workers when an actual landline phone just rang in our office a few minutes ago.

OK an actual desk phone just rang at my work and everyone freaked out like a mouse was in here. "WHAT DO WE DO?!?" — Emily McCombs (@msemilymccombs) March 8, 2016

Seriously, it was a low level of panic in here.

Naturally, Elite Daily employees took to Twitter to share their shock and confusion during the dramatic moment.

The one landline at @EliteDaily's offices just rang and literally nobody in the office knew what to do. — The Levine Machine (@Eitanthegoalie) March 8, 2016
A landline just rang in my office and the level of utter confusion was panic-worthy. — Emily Arata (@aratatweets) March 8, 2016
A real, landline phone just rang in the @EliteDaily office and everyone was so confused. — Anna Menta (@annalikestweets) March 8, 2016
An actual landline phone just rang @EliteDaily AND THEN @kcawlz took a message on a physical piece of paper, so now I can't stop twitching. — Nina Ruggiero (@NinaMarieNYC) March 8, 2016
It was terrifying. — John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) March 8, 2016

Luckily, our fearless editor-in-chief was here to figure out what to do:

I answered a landline today — Kaitlyn Cawley (@kcawlz) March 8, 2016
We did it, team!

Seriously, though, please don't call us again. You scared the sh*t out of all of us.