Will people talking very loudly in a mobile in public places irritates you?

India
November 21, 2009 8:20pm CST
I have noticed some people talking very loudly in the mobile phone in the bus and other public places. Whether we want or not, we have to listen to their stories. You feel irritated if the next person goes on shouting and talking over his mobile phone, the sound of which goes straight into the ear and resounds there. Why cannot they talk softly? Should the whole world know about their matters? Do you get irritated like this if somebody talks loud over phone or in person with each other?
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25 responses
• China
23 Nov 09
Most of the time, I won't get irritate about this, in public it's really noisy, so the signal maybe not very good, and they can't hear each other clear, so they maybe talk loudly, just do this to hear each other clearly, I can understand this, sometimes I will talk loudly in a mobile, I don't want to do that, but my friends can't hear what I said, so I have to improve my voice.
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• India
23 Sep 10
Even in such circumstances, the conversation should be short is it not? If it unnecessarily continues without any good topic, then only people will feel bored.
• Philippines
22 Nov 09
Hi Buchi_bulla! It depends on their topic If I like it, funny and intriguing it is okay. Kidding aside, I don't mind, yes they are somehow irritating but I don't give much attention.. maybe their lines are not clear or there's some signal problem perhaps.
• India
23 Sep 10
Yes. That possibility is also there.
• Malaysia
22 Nov 09
Well, the reason of the person talking very loudly to the phone decide whether I get irritated. Some people talking very loudly to the phone because of race and culture, some because of certain circumstances (people tends to talking very loudly to the phone when the voice from the phone not clear, the environment very noisy and vice versa ). I will normally feel irritated if the person talking very loudly to the phone to show off or rude to each other.
• India
23 Sep 10
If the phone call is of some important nature then it is ok. But stupid stories will be explained in an elaborate way. Again if the matter is told in short words, then also we will not feel irritated as the call will be cut soon. But boasting about oneself, unnecessarily dragging the conversation will certainly irritate anyone.
@hunieby (207)
• Philippines
22 Nov 09
I pretty much get irritated with people talking loudly on the phone in public places one of which is the movie theater . It seems to me that some people are unaware that they are bothering others when talking on the cellphone. I have had experiences when watching movie that a cellphone would ring and somebody would talk loudly as if it is his house alone and nobody else is there. You could hear people shushing because they can't concentrate on what they are watching. I am one of these persons.
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• India
23 Sep 10
That is why just before starting of the movie, a slide will come asking all of us to switch off the phone. May be people just do not bother for the slide.
@jugsjugs (13045)
22 Nov 09
This happens all the time no matter where you are.It do irritate me as there are times as well as places that you can talk to people as well as i am sure the other person on the end of the phone can hear without the person shouting down the phone.
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• India
23 Sep 10
You are correct jugsjugs, the person on the other end can hear, even if this person talks slowly on the phone. Why cannot these people realise that?
@maezee (32288)
• United States
22 Nov 09
LOL I definitely find this annoying. Especially when I'm the one working, behind the counter, at the dry cleaners i work at - and they just won't even pause their conversation for ONE second so that we can get their orders ready for them (because we have to ask for their last name/phone number to pull up their account information). It's super annoying, even worse when it's a social call. I can understand needing to take a business or conference call, but when it's a social call - it's like, can't you put that on hold?
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• India
30 Nov 09
Very true. Important calls are ok. Still keeping it on hold for a minute will not harm in any way. But social calls are unbearable. We will be waiting when they will give attention to us and they go on chit chatting nonsense things. May be they think they are blessed ones to have a mobile phone and have someone to talk to.
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
yes of course... i dont really like that person who talks very loudly.. they think there are popular people, they only gossip
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@vathsala30 (3723)
• India
22 Nov 09
Talking loudly in public places will defenitely do irritate me but we must understand their situation too. Because, I too will converse with my son or friend over a mobile phone. But inspite of talking loudly, they say that they can't hear me. So I need to raise the pitch of my voice. Still they say that my voice is very low. In the circumstances, what can I do, except to shout? So if a person talks in a mobile phone in a bus, or in a bus stop or any other public place, the sound around him is more than his voice, making it difficult to hear him on the other end, thus making him to talk loudly, making the people around him to be impatient
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• India
23 Sep 10
This is also a point to be noted. I never thought of this before. You are too shrewd Vathsala30.
• India
23 Sep 10
thanks for the compliments buchi
@tammytwo (4304)
• United States
23 Sep 10
This irritates me too. If I get a phone call while I'm in public I either try to leave the area to talk or I talk very quiet. If it is my husband on the other end he always asks why I'm talking so quiet. So I always tell him I'm in public and I don't want everyone to hear what I have to say. But, yes it is so frustrating to hear everyone's conversations. They shouldn't be saying things so loud.
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• India
23 Sep 10
May be in excitement, they forget that they are in public.
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
Hi. It normally annoys me to see other people call or text in public places like elevator, streets, public transport, restaurants, and worst...churches. I don't understand why do most people could not observe proper cellphone etiquette. People should always observe cellphone etiquette at all times to respect other people's privacy, to avoid potential accidents, and to protect any confidential information.
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• Canada
30 Nov 09
When I am in public and use my Mobile phone I try to speak as quietly as the situation will allow. If i am in a quiet place I can almost whisper, if in a louder place I will speak a bit louder. I will never yell. Cellphones also amplify voices as well as background, so one need not be so loud in order to hear what is going on. Sometimes though, they enhance the background a bit too much, and this, I think, is why some people yell. I will not use my phone in a super-crowded place, for that reason.
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• India
23 Sep 10
If everyone feels this way, how nice it will be, there will not be any noise pollution of this sort.
• India
22 Nov 09
After we got mobiles, this has become quite common things. Its irritates me when people speak loudly. Though its not required for us we have hear to there stories. They should have atleast minimum sense to speak softly and not to make annoyed others by there conversations.
• India
23 Sep 10
Truly said.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
22 Nov 09
I try to block out these people but sometimes you just can't. I have no idea to hear these conversations. I work at a store and so often they come up to the counter and continue their conversation while I'm waiting on them. If I have to ask them a question they are distracted and I feel rude interrupting even tho I know I shouldn't....I was just raised to not interrupt someone on the phone. If the situation were reversed and I was on the phone while taking care of them, many of these same people would go running to report me to my boss.
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• India
23 Sep 10
Very well said, if you were on phone, when they were making inquiries, they immediately will carry so many complaints on you to your boss. Why cannot these people understand others' inconveniences?
@Lucky09 (1771)
• Philippines
22 Nov 09
hi buchi^^;; sure it irritates me! i couldn't understand why do they need to talk very loud thinking there are people around hearing their conversation. think this should be an etiquette one must learn when having a cellphone, or cellphone company should include in their leaflets for users who don't have manners to read. i have one friend whom i usually leave when she answers her call and pretended to look around somewhere as i am the one shy when people started looking at us. i already told her about this situation but she does keep on doing it. sometimes, if i know the caller...i would ask her to tell the caller to call back later when we both got home. there, she can shout as loud as she want
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• India
23 Sep 10
Even after your telling the fact, if she does not realise her mistake, then what to tell about her?
• Philippines
22 Nov 09
Yes it irritates me a lot especially when I'm in a public vehicle trying to get some sleep. Sometimes I even tend to listen to their conversation even if I don't want too because they talk so loud. I wish people would respect others by observing silence especially in public areas.
• India
23 Sep 10
Some people, knowing that people around them are listening to their conversation compulsorily, try to boast about themselves and that irritates me too much.
• India
22 Nov 09
It is REALLY irritating when some people talk loud on mobile. they don't really know they are talking like that and what others are thinking about them. It just seems that they are addicted to it. The best way is to ignore them or laugh it away. I know it is hard but some things u can change and with some u learn to live with.
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• India
23 Sep 10
I like the last words, 'some things u can change and with some u learn to live with.' They are truly said.
• China
22 Nov 09
Almost all the people have such an experience, listening passively to others talking on cell phones with a loud voice. That's really annoying. I don't whether those people do that deliberately or not, but their behavior bothers me badly. When I'm in a bus and someone around me talking loudly on the phone, I feel like wanting to give him a piece of my mind. We are living in a big society and we need to make efforts to make this soceity harmonious. To do that, we have to behavior with moral ethics which can't be seen from those impolite people.
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• India
23 Sep 10
May be it is culture that make them behave in such an impolite way.
@getbrowser (1715)
• China
22 Nov 09
Keep silence - It is common that there are some people who can't keep silence and talk very loudly in their mobile phones.
Yes, I will get irritated at once if somebody talks loud over phone. I guess most people may have met such a annoying situation in public before, which is impolite to others obviously. Sometimes, when I meet such a situation, I often tend to pay no attention to them in case I lose my temper because they are really annoying. If I am concentrating on my work at hand, then others appear and interrupt my thoughts suddenly, then I find it difficult to continue the work again. Of course, usually, what we can do is just to keep away away from them and decrease the side effects from their noise.
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• India
23 Sep 10
Then in the bus, you cannot avoid them. Compulsorily you have to listen to their stories and boastings and you end up getting headache.
@iceydon (342)
• Philippines
22 Nov 09
I get irritated with anything loud especially when people do talk so loud in public places. They don't care of how they talk as long as they can talk. It seems that they own the place and nobody is there. But sometimes I would just laugh when you got to know their foolishness during their loud conversations. They could not hide secrets with such talking.
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• India
30 Nov 09
All their dirty linen is washed in public and they are giving a chance for others to enjoy and make fun on their foolishness.
• India
22 Nov 09
Hey blla. thats a good topic to talk about. Yeah i often wonder, why people tend to talk very loud on the mobile phones as well as the landline. But on pondering, its all about their excitement to talk to the one in the receiver end. They become completely unaware of the public.Yes, it irritates me. but has got accalamtised as the days ensued. The way to restrict such behaviour could be the awarenes brought not to disturb the public.
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• India
30 Nov 09
You are right. They are so much engrossed in their talk that they forget the environment.