I hate everybody else's cell phone

  • Profire

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    Jun 09, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    I hate everybody else's cell phone and how they use them.

    Had dinner with an ex-bf and as we sat down he got a call and answered it at the table. icon_surprised.gificon_evil.gif Why is the person on the other end of the phone, who you don't even know who it is if you don't look at it, and why is what they want to tell you, which you don't know what the call is about, more important than the person in front of you and what they have to say? Why is an unknown more important than the known person in front of you?

    If you are in the movie theater, turn the phone off. If you get a text message and start texting back, the light on the screen lights up the dark theater like a spotlight and takes everybody away from the movie moment and the storyline.

    When in a public place and you get a call, please excuse yourself and go outside or find a more private place. I don't want to have to listen to half of your conversation. Plus, most people talk so loud that I can't help but hear every word that they say. I want to go up right next to them, stare and listen to their call since they have obviously want me (and everybody else who is around) to hear the call.

    Had to get that off my chest

    Rant off
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    Jun 09, 2011 4:12 AM GMT
    Profire saidI hate everybody else's cell phone and how they use them.

    Had dinner with an ex-bf and as we sat down he got a call and answered it at the table. icon_surprised.gificon_evil.gif Why is the person on the other end of the phone, who you don't even know who it is if you don't look at it, and why is what they want to tell you, which you don't know what the call is about, more important than the person in front of you and what they have to say? Why is an unknown more important than the known person in front of you?

    If you are in the movie theater, turn the phone off. If you get a text message and start texting back, the light on the screen lights up the dark theater like a spotlight and takes everybody away from the movie moment and the storyline.

    When in a public place and you get a call, please excuse yourself and go outside or find a more private place. I don't want to have to listen to half of your conversation. Plus, most people talk so loud that I can't help but hear every word that they say. I want to go up right next to them, stare and listen to their call since they have obviously want me (and everybody else who is around) to hear the call.

    Had to get that off my chest

    Rant off


    not everyone has good manners like you appear to... that's life man. sucks but some people just don't care.
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    Jun 09, 2011 5:38 AM GMT
    Love this..
    http://drafthouse.com/blog/entry/she_texted._we_kicked_her_out
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    Jun 09, 2011 6:04 AM GMT
    Profire saidHad to get that off my chest

    Rant off

    Quite alright, because I agree. If I'm expecting an important call I'll check the phone for caller ID, and if it's not the one, I silence the phone. It can go to voicemail for later. The person I am with is more important.

    And I'll let that person know beforehand if I'm expecting such an urgent call, and ask his/her permission to answer it. And then take it someplace else, as you suggest, not in their presence.

    I was trained in manners, and that's all this issue is, despite the additional situations our new 21st-Century technology presents us. My late parents would come back to haunt me if I was rude to someone I was with, by prioritizing a mundane cell call over them.

    And BTW, guys, as a tactic, nothing impresses a date more than checking your incoming call, and saying: "It can go to voicemail. Forgive me for not having silenced this thing, I'm not expecting anything urgent." Which tells him that HE'S the most important thing on your agenda right now. He won't forget it.
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    Jun 09, 2011 6:11 AM GMT
    xrichx saidLove this..
    http://drafthouse.com/blog/entry/she_texted._we_kicked_her_out


    lololol ive heard this 6 times already. i still lmao.
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    Jun 09, 2011 6:18 AM GMT
    I agree with you. Unless you are a doctor, on call or expecting an urgent call, it is rude. That's why cell phones have the option to ignore and send to voice mail.