Text Messaging

United States
October 8, 2007 3:06pm CST
I was sitting in a workshop today and a lady in front of me kept getting text messages. She had her phone on vibrate; however, you could hear her phone vibrate. I was shocked that she had the nerve to text back while the speaker was presenting. She was sitting in the direct center of the room and was not discreet at all. I was just rather shocked at this rude behavior and annoyed because she was a distraction from this rather interesting speaker. Has this ever happened to anyone else?
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4 responses
• United States
8 Oct 07
Wow, you should see it in high school.
• United States
8 Oct 07
Do teachers say or do anything?
@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
16 Oct 07
At least the lady could have excused herself and replies to the message quickly presuming of course, that it was urgent and has to reply. Otherwise, it is really rude of her to text especially while a workshop with a speaker is in progress. This has happened to me, but more often than not, I won't open my cell until the workshop is over. If I'm expecting an urgent call, I usually go out and take the call from there...but it should be quick so as not to miss any of the important proceedings in a seminar/workshop...
@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
This is one of the bad effects of having a cellular phone. Somehow, one loses his or her privacy and the "me" time. And in one way or the other, we have lost respect for other people, too. Not only in the case that you stated but in a lot of cases; like when you're in a moviehouse while others are watching and your phone suddenly rings. Or when you're in a classroom or in the church, one can hear so many distractions (i.e. ringtones, etc.) Though it has been advised to turn the mobile phones off when in these places, people seem to ignore or choose these over the rules.
• United States
8 Oct 07
This happens all the time at presentations and workshops I attend. I hate it. I personally feel it's just as rude as talking on the phone. Some employees even do this during trainings where I work. I can't imagine having the nerve.