Awhile ago I started using the "24" television show ring-tone after reading about it on Brad Feld's blog. As a huge fan of the show, I thought it'd be fun to have the ring-tone. However, something struck me this morning that has caused me to want to revert to something else. I realized that my blood pressure and excitement level are rising when the phone rings (beyond the usual fanfare associated with the phone calls I receive). I hadn't put two-and-two together though until today. My mind and body have associated the stress level I achieve while watching the show, with the ring-tone. So, I could be having a perfectly relaxing time, and when the phone rings, I'm thrust into an excitement level akin to juggling hand grenades under enemy machine gun fire, while providing instructions in sign-language to a comrade trying to disarm a dirty bomb in a subway moving at 200km/hr.
Goodbye "24" ring-tone; I don't need that much stress during the day!