What kind of idiot talks on a cell phone up a ladder?

By Leca
@lecanis (16739)
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
October 17, 2007 4:23pm CST
Okay, time for mean old Lecanis to make fun of a friend! *giggles* Today I was on the phone with a friend, and he informed me during our discussion that he was currently working on his house, and going up and down a ladder. Now, I don't know about the rest of you, but I would NOT be talking on a cell phone while on a ladder! It just sounds way too dangerous to me! What kinds of things do you do when you're on your cell phone? Do you ever worry about being injured in cell-phone-caused accidents? Do you worry about your friends being injured in them?
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11 responses
@bronie123 (4596)
• United States
18 Oct 07
well i probably would because im a bit clumsy and i need 2 hands to climb that ladder and two coming down !!! I have talked in the restroom on my phone or in the shower but i can't think of anything odd i have done hmmmmm
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@bronie123 (4596)
• United States
18 Oct 07
wouldn't
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
18 Oct 07
*nods* I've talked on the phone while doing all kinds of interesting things, just nothing dangerous. =) I would think "in the shower" would be kind of difficult because of the noise from the water, but I haven't tried it. Now you have me curious!!
@bronie123 (4596)
• United States
18 Oct 07
naw it easy to hear really its just the water that could be the problem if you get your cell wet LOL
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• United States
17 Oct 07
That is a Homer incident waiting to happen.I hear D'oh!! as he falls down the ladder. I don't use a cell phone so I don't worry about trying to do two things at once.
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
17 Oct 07
Ah, I hadn't thought about not using a cell phone. Granted, I use mine as my only phone, so I use it at home as much as out, but it is convenient when I'm out. I guess technology has made me complacent. =P Oooo I love the Homer image! =P
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• United States
18 Oct 07
Thanks.
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@Sharon38 (1919)
• Jamaica
17 Oct 07
You said before you know an idiot! I guess people just do no think sometimes about their health or other's peace of mind.
@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
17 Oct 07
Haha, I guess not! Though in this case I think perhaps he just wasn't thinking clearly. I mean, I am an awesome person, so anyone would rush to get to talk to me! *giggles*
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@Sharon38 (1919)
• Jamaica
17 Oct 07
hahaha! I agree with you.
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• Romania
17 Oct 07
LOL! That reminded me of how I was trying one day to call someone and write something down both in the same time. I just couldn't coordinate my moves; instead of hanging up the phone by pressing the cute little red button on the right, I stopped writing...lol! Now that's dumb! The worst part was that I had to make plenty of calls until I managed to talk to that someone so you can imagine how many times I've had that coordination problem! *laughs*
@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
17 Oct 07
*giggles* I have a hard time doing anything else while talking on the phone too! Not coordinated enough at all! Perhaps my friend is just more coordinated than I am! Don't you hate it when you have to make a ton of calls to talk to the person you need to??? Grrr!
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• Romania
17 Oct 07
Oh yeah! I really hate that... especially when it's erally urgent or you don't have too much time to spend on making those calls...
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@navtech (1776)
• India
6 Nov 07
Dear lecanis, Once while was driving my motor bike, I got a call over my cell. I listened while driving. I slow down my bike in order to grasp the information. First I could not understand what was my friend telling me and said I would talk to her later. She told me in louder voice that she met with an accident and wanted my help. She could not walk as she had fallen from the cap. I immediately stop and got the full information and went to her help. I do agree that while talking over cell phone we should not do anything other than listening to cell phone voice.
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
7 Nov 07
Wow, that's some story! Thanks for sharing! I'm glad you were smart and stopped to listen once you found out what was going on!
@wotfpatty (2068)
• United States
19 Oct 07
I think I am one of the few people who isn't glued to my cell. I have one (one way over my head as far as what it can do) and use it but I don't NEED it like so many others. I generally won't do anything crazy when on my cell. I am a huge klutz and need nothing to help me along. I would fall off the ladder without any distractions. lol.
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
19 Oct 07
*nods* I'm not glued to my cell either, though I do admit there are a couple of people whose calls I take if at all possible. Still, I often turn it off when I'm doing things that aren't conducive to cell-phone talking. Nice to hear from a fellow klutz. *giggles*
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
18 Oct 07
Haha. I know who you are talking about. I actually do a lot on the phone. I even go to the bathroom on the phone considering the person im talking too. I dont really talk on the phone a lot but I have probably had a few incidents where I almost fell and didnt put my hand out because I was holding my phone.
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
19 Oct 07
*laughs* I've actually been talking on the phone a lot more over the past few months than probably in several years before that. I don't know why. I've just made more friends that like talking on the phone I guess. Now I have to get a different cell phone plan so I don't have to worry about my limits. =p Eh, I'm too big a klutz anyway... I fall down without even having anything in my arms most of the time. Even before I started having vertigo issues that is.
18 Oct 07
Sheesh how crazy is that. Ok I know people do use their phones in daft places but up a ladder ??? What do I do when talking on my phone? Usually sit down and make myself comfortable if it is my Mother, I know it will be a long conversation :-)
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
18 Oct 07
Pretty daft, yes! I'm not likely to do much either while on the phone. Even if I'm just out walking or something, I usually find a place to sit. I just get too wrapped up in what I'm saying to multitask on the phone!
@aissha (2036)
• India
18 Oct 07
yeah u have a point sometimes people mulititask without even thinking what can be the effect and yes that can be really hazardous.
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
18 Oct 07
Yup, some people need to think more! =p
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
18 Oct 07
ME!! LOL Yeah I'd be one of those idiots who'd talk while climbing a ladder. LOL Heck I used to climb trees to the top with nothing to keep me from falling so why not a ladder while talking on the phone? Because I have no fear is why and because I work without a brain. LOL
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
18 Oct 07
*giggles* I used to climb trees like that too actually, so I'm definitely not afraid of heights. But I don't think I would try to talk on a cell phone while climbing the tree. =p
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
18 Oct 07
What kind of idiot hangs out with an idiot who talks on a cell phone up a ladder? hehe Just kidding! I wouldn't do it but I can't talk and chew gum at the same time. You see I am as dumb as towel paper. LOL
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
18 Oct 07
*giggles* You know, that's a really good point, Vicki! I guess that makes me an idiot too. =p Haha, dumb as towel paper. Nice!
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