Cell phone manners question

United States
January 29, 2007 4:39pm CST
Is it just me, or is it rude when someone picks you up and drives you 25 minutes for you to spend the entire time talking on your cell phone? I picked my daughter's friend up and gave her a ride and she spent the whole 25 minutes from school to my house talking on her cell phone and again on the return trip back to town later. My husband says I am just looking for stuff to not like about people. I just felt like it was very bad manners and I want to know if anyone else agrees with me? She also caused her phone to play a very loud song suddenly with no warning to demonstrate to my daughter how it wakes her up in the morning by scaring her. This means she knew it would be startling and the roads were icy. I am very unhappy with this girl's manners and she never even thanked us for making two trips to town and back on her behalf. (Something we would not have had to do otherwise, our daughter takes the bus.)
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@candygurl24 (1880)
• Canada
1 Feb 07
I agree with you. It was indeed very rude of her to do so. I would never dream of talking on a phone with someone else sitting right there with me for any amount of time except to say that I would call them back later. As for not saying thank you, just don't do her any more favors...she seems like one of those snotty little spoiled brats that always gets what she wants without ever having to say please or thank you.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
That is very rude. you should speak to the person that picked you up and if your phone rings you can answer it and let the person on the other end know that you are busy and will call them back. It is also very rude not to thank you for the ride and going out of your way.
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• United States
31 Jan 07
im guessing that maybe she was nervous about the car ride. maybe she didnt want there to be any silent moments or maybe she felt pressured to talk...it is rude but i think she was just nervous.
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• United States
31 Jan 07
Ok, so the girl has bad manners. Don't waste gas on her anymore. As far as being on the phone the whole time, she's a kid, cut her a break. What could the two of you possibly have in common anyway. The startling noise and the no thank-you were extremely rude tho.
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@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
29 Jan 07
It was very rude and unthoughtful. It was even more rude not to thank you for the ride. I don't think I would offer to drive her again, and if I did, I would definitely tell her it would be not using cell in car.
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@Bizziebod (3526)
29 Jan 07
No I think it is downright rude - but what's worse was she didn't even say thanks - thats plain ignorant! Unfortunately it's the way of life nowadays to think it's just ok to answer the phone, I've had people do it to me when we are in a conversation! To me unless it's an emergency or a very important call, what conversation could justify being rude to a friend for? If I were you the next time you gave her a lift (if you feel that there will be a next time) then why not tell her that she cannot use a cellphone in the car as it is distracting to the driver - Me being sarcastic would also add 'thanks for allowing me to drive you around' the next time you never know she might take the hint!!
@Rosepetal (352)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I agree with you. I think this girl's behavior was totally uncalled for. You deserved a sincere "Thank-you", not the treatment she gave you.
@lols189 (4797)
29 Jan 07
well i think its a bit ignorant like coz if she had manners she wouldnt of spoken on her fone
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@KrauseHome (36750)
• United States
25 Apr 07
Personally, this is VERY rude if you ask me, and I feel that someone needs to wait until the Trip is over and not spend all the time on the phone if they have another passenger in the Car, or are a passenger in a car. I know for example a week ago, I was in a Cab, and the whole time the Cab driver was on the phone with what he said was his sister and only stopped long enough for me to tell him where I was going etc. And it was at least a 10 min. ride.