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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cellphone rudeness

Bad manners and cellphones

People who use their cellphones to turn your immediate space (sometimes even your home) into an office really rile me.

Consequenly, I can't resist posting this joke.

Have you ever felt like strangling one of those 'loud mouthed' cell phone users who seem to sit near you in a restaurant or any other place and forcibly share their private call with you.

Here's one solution, provided by a commuter on how to combat this display of bad manners.

After a very busy day, a commuter settled down in her seat and closed her eyes as the train departed Montreal for Hudson.

As the train rolled out of the station, the guy sitting next to her pulled out his cell phone and started talking in a loud voice:

"Hi sweetheart it's Eric, I'm on the train - yes, I know it's the six thirty and not the four thirty but I had a long meeting - no, honey, not with that floozie from the accounts office, with the boss. No sweetheart, you're the only one in my life - yes, I'm sure, cross my heart" etc., etc.

Fifteen minutes later at St. Anne de Bellevue he was still talking loudly , when the young woman sitting next to him, who was obviously angered by his continuous diatribe, yelled at the top of her voice:

"Hey, Eric, turn that stupid phone off and come back to bed!"

My guess would be that Eric doesn't use his cell phone in public any longer.

Don't you love it?

Hopefully, one day soon, people will remember their manners, and ask if it is okay to leave their cellphone on, as an important call is expected.

After all, that's what smokers used to do before lighting up in your presence.

With thanks to Gillian Smythe.

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