I thought she was talking to herself!!

Canada
May 25, 2009 3:02pm CST
I was at the doctor today with my step daugther and there was this woman siting a fews chairs down from me,she was having a conversation very lound.I thought the man beside her was with her,but when he got up she was still going at it.I then realize that she had one of those thing in her ear and was on the phone,everytime she was done talking to one person she would call a other friends,it wasn't work related either.For the whole hour that i was there she talk to herself(it look like),i couldn't do that,i would feel weird and peoples were looking at her too.Do you wear those "Bluetooth" and if you do,do you feel like peoples are looking at you funny,does it bother you??
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@rowantree (1190)
• United States
26 May 09
I completely understand what you're saying. I have made the mistake of assuming the person was speaking to me and answered them. Thankfully, they were too engrossed in their phone conversation to realize I was talking to them! I absolutely hate it when I come across someone talking away with one of those things in their ear. I think it's especially rude in the doctor's waiting room, because they tend to be quite loud and it's pretty small and quiet in there to begin with.
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• Canada
26 May 09
I've done that too...HA!HA!HA! Don't you feel smart after that!!!
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
26 May 09
my hubby has a blue tooth because to drive in ontario (Canada) with a cell phone to your ear is illegal! but his has a cord and sort of looks like earphones. i know what you mean though. sometimes people look weird though.
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@savak03 (6688)
• United States
25 May 09
I had a similar experience when I pulled up to a convenience store. There was this man standing by the door all by himself just talking away. I thought maybe he was touched in the head but then he turned around and I saw the blue tooth in his ear. It just goes to show that sometimes we make snap judgments without all the facts. Normally I don't have a problem with people using cell phones or blue tooth. In fact I would like to have a blue tooth myself. However when a person is supposed to interacting with me and can't be bothered to take the phone from their ear while doing so I tend to get a little irritated. Sometimes I get a lot irritated especially if I have a problem I am trying to get some help with. I think talking on the phone while you are serving customers in your store is very rude.
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• Canada
25 May 09
You right there,i do get pretty annoyed with peoples who are talking on the phone and trying to have a conversation with me.I just don't know if i could just stand there in line at the grocerie store talking away while other peoples think i'm crazy,i'm sure in a fews years everyone will use one but for now i find it weird.Thank you for your opinion.
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• United States
26 May 09
Those bluetooths are not for everyone to use. People who talk with them that are loud and talking about something very personal they everyone shouldnt hear, should not wear them. Now on the other hand they are very helpful if you are driving or some kind of activity where you are using you hand. I have a bluetooth and I barely uses it due to the way people look at me when I use it. I have seen people looking at me and calling me crazy. Its a time and place for the bluetooth.
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@yonkie (440)
• Philippines
26 May 09
I am not using bluetooth earphones because aside from I cannot afford it, I am not always on the phone calling or receiving calls. Those bluetooth earphones are best for those who are always on the phone. It will help minimize radiation directly from cellular phones. Maybe at first they feel awkward if people think that they are talking to themselves but I believe they got used to it.
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@chookie1971 (2277)
• Australia
25 May 09
I have had times when I have been on the phone with blue tooth and my friends come and start talking to me when I am listening to the other person on the other end of the phone. These days, when I am walking around and I am on the phone with the blue tooth or headset, I hold the phone in my hand so when my friends come up to me, I point to the phone and they know I am on the phone. I think it is quiet funny when it comes to my friends coming up to me. Even for me, I feel funny just walking around and talking to no one around me when I am talking to a voice in my ear.
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@harryt123 (327)
• United States
25 May 09
When bluetooth headsets fist came out and more and more people started using it I found it quite interesting because I didn't know what it was exactly and thought that they were talking to themselves when in reality it was a hands-free way to talk to someone on the phone. Now with the laws being passed that forces a driver to use a bluetooth headset to talk safely while driving in order not to get distracted or put their or someone else's life in danger. I have noticed a handful of people being in public who I thought was weird when they were talking to themselves but in reality were actually on the phone with another person.