Saturday, February 26, 2011
Don't you feel special??
I realize that we live in a technology driven, instant communication age but some things should be considered whilst yapping on the phone.
1) Consider your audience that is in close proximity. (I was once in line at Kohl's and heard a guy talking to his friend on the phone. He described in detail a girl he had been with. Classless trash.)
2) Consider if your conversation will bother others.
4) Please talk in a volume that is pleasing to others. Don't be the guy that yells and guffaws into the phone over a quiet dinner. Likewise, steer clear of loud, obnoxious ring tones that might go off at inappropriate times. If you do choose to have one of those, know when to turn it down at the right moments.
So back to the story.... the guy next to us checked his phone, texted and re-checked all through dinner. He was also a loud talker and what Jake and I call a 'tool bag'. He was a know-it-all and very opinionated about everything. He irritated me so bad that I almost want to text him and tell him to Shut the Hell Up!
What really brought this whole rant about was that as the restaurant got busier as we sat, the bar slowly filled up with middle aged people with cell phones attached to their hands. I noticed and pointed out to Jake that the cell phone has become this thing that will fill some kind of void. It substitutes uncomfortable silence, being alone somewhere and not wanting to being alone, or social interaction all together. (I just wonder if there have been any social psychology studies done on this topic?)
Posted by Heather