You, your phone and the loo...........................

@saphrina (31739)
South Africa
November 3, 2010 10:25am CST
Okay then. Before we start here. Good manners, please. No biting, no hitting and no making fun of others. Now, how many of you go to the loo, toilet or whatever you may call it, take your cell phones with? Do you really have to? Can't you just be without it for a little while? My mom almost bit my head off as she phoned and i did not have my phone with me. Can't a girl go to the loo in peace?? It's like a safe little haven where no one is suppose to disturb you, RIGHT?? Now tell me please, that no one really takes their phones with? TATA.
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@vijayanths (7878)
• India
3 Nov 10
Hi, sweetie, I usually don't take it there unless very urgent and essential. But I always read something there, why waste a few minutes? So I always read something there, I don't know how many have this habit, don't know it's a bad habit? But I do have this habit right from my college days.. May be vannie has something better to share on this,
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
Hello sweetie. Let me see here. You don't normally take your cell with but you do read. And that reading material will be?? Thanx. TATA. PS: Are you sure you want to hear Vannie's thoughts?
@vandana7 (69952)
• India
3 Nov 10
Classified as loo reader!
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
Okay then. Never heard of that one, Vannie.
@primeaque86 (8109)
• Philippines
3 Nov 10
okay, I must answer honestly or I might get some kick on my butt... Actually I don't bring my phone... or it might soaked with water again like what happen in my previous one, and I am just done paying this one hehehehe. But honestly again, when I talk to you, and I have to get comforted, I do bring my phone and continue at facebook.zero, now, do I receive my sweet lick at the butt?
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
Well, as it is for me, sure no problem. But, if that phone falls down that loo, it won't be my fault. DEAL?? TATA.
• Philippines
3 Nov 10
okay deal my B, but the problem here now, my facebook zero crushes, sad? But I am still here you know.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
No problem. I can see you are here, you know.
@Memnon (2173)
3 Nov 10
Good manners sweetheart? Most people talk crap on their mobile. But to be politic, at night work I have to take mine with me as a security measure. I have, however, often overheard many discuss business transactions whilst in the cubicles at work: for which I see no need. But then I am working as security in the banking industry, which conveniently brings us back to crap.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
Hi sweetie. I see you love this, don't you? Make sure to take the cane with next time. Imagine those faces when they let those phones go down the drain, crap and all. Thanx. TATA.
@Memnon (2173)
3 Nov 10
Now you have given me a thought. If I hear someone conversing when I next enter I shall go back out, and re enter slamming the door so had that they drop their phone- or just yell 'Fire', and see what happens.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
See, i told you i was good at this. Do it. This i have to hear about.
@gunagohan (3415)
• India
3 Nov 10
no, i'm strictly against this.. I never carry my mobile to that place whatever it means.. But once i have done that, it was my birthday and i should not disappoint my friends, so i carried my phone once during my last birthday and nobody knows about this. I particularly have no intentions to carry a phone to some place where we dream of something !!! Moreover i don't wanna be disturbed already !!!
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
Okay guna, i get it. No one should disturb you once you are in the loo. What will happen before you close the door and the phone rings? Thanx. TATA.
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@gunagohan (3415)
• India
3 Nov 10
No matters !!! I would close the door !! Someone in the house will pick up the phone and answer it!! I'm gonna speak Japanese in two or three weeks !!!!
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
You let others answer your phone? You guna???? Tell me when you start then you can teach me, okay.
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@imphavok (320)
• Canada
3 Nov 10
I definitely don't bring my phone to the btharoom with me (unless I was expecting a VERY VERY important call). It seems sort of creepy to me. To me the bathroom is a private area and when I'm in there I like privacy - Thanks you. :) Have a great day!
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
Hi sweetie. If it is really really very important then, i don't think that it's a problem. Otherwise a bit of peace are always welcome. Thanx. TATA.
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@Jotomy (6347)
• India
3 Nov 10
Hi saphrina, i don't have an habit of carry my cell phone always with me. I will keep it one place if it rings or if i get sms from my friends then i will lift otherwise i don't have work with it. Have a nice day/night.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
Hi sweetie. Now see, that is how it is done. You cannot put your life on hold for a phone. Thanx. TATA.
@Jotomy (6347)
• India
3 Nov 10
hi biswa how are you....
@vandana7 (69952)
• India
4 Nov 10
Yuck Biswa!!!
@ElicBxn (60907)
• United States
4 Nov 10
I don't NORMALLY take the phone to the bathroom. Now, if I have to suddenly go while I'm on, I've been known to take it with me, but I refrain from flushing until I'm done with the call. I don't really feel comfortable chatting to someone while I'm on the pot. I don't tell most people if I do it, unless they want me to do something that I can't do while I'm there - but in that case, I probably don't want to do it anyway...
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
4 Nov 10
Hi sweetie. Maybe you should flush, then they will ask the next time where you are when they phone you. You have to go to the loo in peace, you know. Thanx. TATA.
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@ElicBxn (60907)
• United States
4 Nov 10
well, I wasn't there where I started the phone call, and then went, I don't flush unless its an emergency I won't take a phone call in the bathroom Funny thing, when my dad's office moved, they did put a phone in the bathroom, at least the men's room. Now, if you don't have a private office, sometimes that the only place you can make a personal call without a lot of ears listening in...
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
4 Nov 10
That sounds funky, sweetie. I think i need a phone in my bathroom then.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
3 Nov 10
Hi saph, have you not heard of multi-tasking? Talking on the phone while doing your business in the loo is like killing two birds with one stone! It not only save your time but it kills boredom especially when one is constipated.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
I should have known you will answer me like this, sweetie. please remind me next time to think before i post a discussion. Can't you just get a magazine or something. Thanx. TATA.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
3 Nov 10
I think people are dropping the habit of reading in preference to using their cell phones. Cell phones are fully equipped now with games and internet. So a lot can be done while sitting in the toilet bowl for 20 minutes.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
I can just imagine sweetie. But there is no way i will take mine with. My mom can tantrum all she want. She will just have to wait until i am done.
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• Canada
3 Nov 10
I personally don't practice this because I think its sick and agree with you its like a little haven where your not to be disturbed but I do many people that do. I have been on the phone with buddies when they try well going for you know, anyways I have to give them trouble and hang up because I don't want to hear that.lol I can't believe some people do this!haha
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
4 Nov 10
Hi sweetie. I sometimes wonder what the other one on the line thinks when he/she hear that funky sounds. I do not even want to know what goes thru their minds then. Thanx. TATA.
• Philippines
3 Nov 10
Hello SAphy, I didn't have that experience although i did brought a news paper while having my private timebut never a mobile phone. i remember about my moms friend bringing her phone in the ladies room, but being too carelessness she dropped it in the toilet and she forgot to flush after using it
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
4 Nov 10
Hi sweetie. How are you? To read the newspaper on the loo is unhealthy you know. But at least you don't chat away on your phone. Shame, did your mom want it back? Thanx. TATA.
@vandana7 (69952)
• India
3 Nov 10
Now that you tell me, the right place to kidnap you would be in loo - after all you wouldn't have your cell their to call anybody.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
Vannie if you dare come in there i swear i will drown you in that loo.
@vandana7 (69952)
• India
3 Nov 10
I'll use all my myLot earnings to buy a couple of gangsters who will come into the loo where you are sitting without your cell. Think about it!! Seriously - always keep your cell with you sweetie. Loo or not. You never know who will use your cell for september 11 planning. :) And then, there can be so many names and addresses, and even bank stuff. Nope. Carry it in. You can choose not to answer.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
But Vannie, what will people think when you are busy and they talk to you? I mean the sounds must be awful sometimes.
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@dawnald (84142)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Nov 10
Cell phone is usually in jeans pocket, so it often goes with me. It's pretty rare that it comes out of the pocket though.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
As long as it doesn't fall out of that pocket, Dawny.
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@dawnald (84142)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Nov 10
which would bring me to my discussion of a couple of years ago, and stories about how people have dropped their phones into the pool, sink, toilet...
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
How long ago are we talking about here. I just have to read that. You know how to make me laugh.
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
4 Nov 10
I never take my phone to the loo..although I used to take my mobile phone to the loo at work because that's the only place I could use it without being told off. Recently, I read about a Chinese guy that got his arm stuck down the loo as he dropped his phone into it. I don't know how he managed to ring the Fire Brigade up though!
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
4 Nov 10
Hi sweetie. Phoning at work in the loo are we? I know that one, though. Shame, i do not even want to know how they got his arm out of that loo. He can be freaking glad the loo don't have teeth, though. Thanx. TATA.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
4 Nov 10
I'm not working at the moment hence the reason I don't need a mobile phone now. At least it's saving me money lol. As for the Chinese guy, the firemen had to destroy the toilet to get his arm out as it was wedged in the bend, so to speak!
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
5 Nov 10
Shame poor loo. Hope they fixed the damn thing again. I am sure that one will never use the phone in the loo again, I HOPE.
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
18 Nov 10
Hello, dear.:) This is not new to me. THis is a very common thing in my household. My husband takes with him his phone inside the comfort room, no matter if he needs to poo or pee or bath.Sometimes, I can hear him talking over it while doing his thing. Or he'd just sit there for so long and just text, text, text until he is done, not relieving himself but until he is done texting. LOL Sometimes, I also do that especially if I'm waiting for a message or a call but more often than not I'd rather take abook than my phone with me inside the bathroom.:) Have a wonderful day, Saphy.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
19 Nov 10
Hi sweetie. When you hear a loud yell from the loo, you know what happened then. Thanx. TATA.
• Philippines
22 Nov 10
What, dear? He swallowed his phone, perhaps?
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
26 Nov 10
Nope, he would flush it down that loo one day.
• United States
5 Nov 10
I don't take my phone into the bathroom for a couple of reasons. Number 1, there is water in there and phones + gravity = somebody getting a new phone. Number 2, its the bathroom or loo as you call it. I'm in there to do my dirty business, not talk on the phone. Now if they would just make a telephone booth with a urinal in it...
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
8 Nov 10
Hi sweetie. Makes sense. Just one thing. Why do you want a telephone booth with a urinal? Thanx. TATA.
• United States
8 Nov 10
I don't personally, but if somebody is going to be using their cell in the loo then why not combine both.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
10 Nov 10
Good thinking there sweetie. Don't give them ideas though.
5 Nov 10
I have been known to take my phone to the loo (to delete old messages) or a book or sometimes even my laptop if I think I am going to be longe than usual. I hate wasting time
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
5 Nov 10
Hi sweetie. Well if that is the only time you have to do all those things and where you do it, no problem then. Thanx. TATA.
5 Nov 10
No, it's not the only time. I just hate just sitting there staring at the door. I know I am not the only one. I know loads of people who keep a stack of books in the bathroom. PS I am not in the bathroom at the moment - ha ha xx
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
10 Nov 10
I hope not.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
4 Nov 10
I just had to laugh when I read this! Can't one have any privacy anymore? I can't believe it! When I go to the WC (another name there for you), I expect to have some quiet and peace!
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
4 Nov 10
Hi sweetie. So glad you had a good laugh. Now, what does WC stand for? I love that peace and quiet. Thanx. TATA.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
4 Nov 10
I don't know whether it's the English or the Americans that call it that way, but WC stands for Water Closet!
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
4 Nov 10
Probably the americans sweetie. We english cannot think that out, believe me.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
4 Nov 10
Sometimes you will have your phone with you, that is just the way it is. The biggrer act of rudeness is when people call you while you are in the loo. That is so rude. They will just have to keep track of my schedule and know when I am available. Or, else, I could put the phone down and get back to it later. Don't you worry about strange noises? How about all the flushing going on around you? I tend to figure that someone will figure it out.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
4 Nov 10
Hi sweetie. I do not take my phone with me to the loo. I normally have to look for the damn thing as i tend to leave it anywhere i can. I'm not that in love with my phone, you know. I will call back eventually, if i remember and if i can find my phone. Thanx. TATA.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
4 Nov 10
Thanks for letting me know. I won't bother calling you in the loo anymore. Have a nice day!
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
4 Nov 10
Mine will never go with to the loo, sweetie.
@Vixxen (19)
• Netherlands
4 Nov 10
I've lost two cellphones as result of taking them to the loo with me. I accidentally flushed them down and after my $600 titanium Sony Ericson went down to the sewers, I decided to NEVER take those pesky things in the toilet...
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
4 Nov 10
Hi sweetie. Welcome to mylot. Expensive phones that got away there. Surely we learn by that, don't we? Thanx. TATA.
@Vixxen (19)
• Netherlands
4 Nov 10
Thanks.. you would think I've learnt my lesson by now but guess who just took the damn thing to the loo again??!!
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
4 Nov 10
You must be kidding me.
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
3 Nov 10
You may be interested in my discussion from a few months back, at http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2318642.aspx Any one whose job is talking to customers on the phone can tell you we hear everything And hving experienced what it is like talking business by phone with constant telltale audible clues as to what is going on, I also won't take the phone in the "loo." I can't believe how tacky this society is.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
Hi sweetie. Sorry i didn't go and look for topics this time. It is a disgusting habit actually. Loved the way you had that in your discussion. How did you put it? "I don't think the other end of that line appreciated the loud bursts of sounds I make during bowel movements." Now that we will not discuss. Thanx. TATA.
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
3 Nov 10
Oh, I wasn't complaining, just pointing to what was brought up in the other discussion. I don't agree that one shouldn't start conversations that was started before, for different people inspire different responses. and the guidelines encourage us to check, but they don't say we can't start a new disscussion. Hmmm, I wonder how many responses will I get with a discussion on bathroom sounds. I'll have to meditate on that.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
Sweetie, i am complaining. I cannot see what you want to do with your phone in the loo. What will people think and say? I normally look, but as my mother made such an issue of me not picking up i just started this discussion. I will definately respond on that one if you start it.