While cell phone etiquette is an issue all by itself, Washington Post writer Mike Musgrove took an unofficial poll of D.C. pols to find out what ringtones they were using. While Rudy Guiliani uses a default ringer and both President Bush and Vice President Cheney don't carry cell phones, Musgrove was able to determine that many in D.C. opt for the vibrate or silent settings. This makes sense. You never know what songs are going to offend people. And politicians, by nature, generally wish to avoid anything that might cause themselves embarrassment, like having "The Electric Slide" or a moantone suddenly start blaring from their pocket.
I've been a user of the vibrate setting myself for a while now. Let us know what your experiences have been. Do you hear silly songs from your coworkers' offices? What about your boss? Share your worst ringtone nightmare!