Something else that irks me

United States
February 1, 2007 7:58pm CST
Would it be so difficult to get off the effing cell phone when you're ordering something at a Starbucks or a fast food place? Don't you hate that?
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@rosie_123 (6118)
2 Feb 07
Aaaargh! The tyranny of mobile phones - one of my pet subjects here!!! And, yet again, I agree with you. Being "old" (well, in my 40's), I lived my teenage years without a mobile phone, and still managed to have a good social life without being on the phone all the time. In my view, the damned things are purely for emergencies - if your car breaks down on a lonely road at night for example, or your train is going to be delayed, and you want to alert the person who is meeting you, - they are NOT meant to be used 24/7. If something is worth your attention (even if it is only buying a coffee) it is worth your full attenton or not at all........, so - yes, - turn the damned thing off!!!
• United States
2 Feb 07
Couldn't have said it better myself. :)
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@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I'm the same way. I never had a cell phone while growing up, I don't have one now actually. I don't need one. I'm not someone who needs to be on call 24/7 like a doctor. If someone needs to get in touch with me they can leave a message at the house, I'll get it then and call them back if I want to. It amazes me that cell phones aren't that old of a technology but so many can't live without them. How did we ever survive before?
@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
3 Feb 07
To me it is very rude to do. I see it all the time especially in the grocery stores. They are being waited on as the cashier rings things up and they just keep chatting away on the phone. Please, hang it up all ready. You can do without it attached to your ear for ten minutes. Be polite for a change and actually pay attention to the people who are waiting on you, who are there for your convienence and who would like to have your attention not be made to feel like a peon. It's not that big of a deal to do after all. Just call them when you get home.
@lauriefnp (5113)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I agree. It's annoying to the other customers who are waiting, but it's particularly disrespectful to the person who is waiting on you. At least have the decency to hang up the phone and acknowledge the person who is serving you. This drives me crazy. I don't know if it bothers the people who are working, but it sure gets me pissed!