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ceiliam
May 16th, 2015, 01:34 AM
I dont know if I am getting old and grouchy
but there are days when I would love to grab some peoples cell phones and throw them. I went to my great nieces dance recital tonite, they stated to turn cell phones off for others enjoyment...so guess who sits in front of us. Thats right the person who is more important than anyone else. Whencshe wasnt on the phone or holding her phone up recording her child, she gave it to her other child to play games on the kind that make noise. I get so tired of people who just dont get it..talking on phone when are in check out line , ignoring clerk to talk on phone, ignoring people who are waiting in line. Anyone else tiredof the lack of manners on cell phones. Ok my tirade is over .

GrandmaE
May 16th, 2015, 01:39 AM
Amen to everything you said.

bubba
May 16th, 2015, 01:41 AM
I would have said something to her. If that didn't work, I'd say it again louder. If that didn't work, I'd complain to someone in charge and have them take care of the problem.

FabStripper
May 16th, 2015, 01:44 AM
I am seeing the lack of manners also. I really would like to carry a bar of soap and put it in the mouth every time I hear somebody cursing whilst on the phone. Any time but especially when they are in public and on a cell phone and don't care who hears them. But I don't know what one will taste the worst to them. I'm done with my rant too. Thank you I feel better. Oh one more then I'll be done. I don't like to see people walking with their head down and using the phone. I just want to have a blowhorn and wake them up. NOW I'm done.

MayinJerset
May 16th, 2015, 02:59 AM
Don't people have conversations any longer that aren't done with a phone to their ears?

At a friends the other week, other people there also each with their phone on the table in front of them. Was kind of difficult to have any conversation as they seemed to be more interested in watching their phones. Do they have to grab their phones the second they ring? They were in a social situation so they should have turned their phones off and left them in their purses or pockets and let the calls go to messages and answer the call later? So rude to answer their phone while I was talking to them. I understand people have to quickly answer their work phones, or if any of them were self employed where every phone call may be important but come on it was Sunday and none of them were working or self employed.

bubba
May 16th, 2015, 03:04 AM
At family dinners now, MM and I make them leave there phones in the other room on the mantle for the fireplace. They stay there till dinner is done. The first time there were some cranky people, but now we don't even have to ask. I have noticed that Tyler's girlfriend is a sly dinnertime texter. Next time she will be introduced to the rule!

MayinJerset
May 16th, 2015, 03:16 AM
At family dinners now, MM and I make them leave there phones in the other room on the mantle for the fireplace. They stay there till dinner is done. The first time there were some cranky people, but now we don't even have to ask. I have noticed that Tyler's girlfriend is a sly dinnertime texter. Next time she will be introduced to the rule!

No Cells at our dinner table either.

quiltsRfun
May 16th, 2015, 03:34 AM
My DGD's dance teacher doesn't allow talking pictures or videos at the recital. And for those who ignore the rule she calls them out from the stage in front of everyone. Too bad that didn't happen in your case. In situations like that I usually don't say anything but sometimes I think I'm too polite.

toggpine
May 16th, 2015, 03:53 AM
I let my phone ring while in line and dealing with checking out, and it drove the lady behind me nuts. She finally asked "Aren't you going to answer that?" As I was collecting my receipt, I said "No! The phone is there for my convenience, and it has voice mail. I'll get back to whomever it is later. It would be rude to hold up the line while I answered my phone."
The cashier thanked me and the lady just looked at me like I had grown a second head.

I have also heard about folks stacking their phones face down on the table while they are out to eat. Who ever picks up their phone first has to pay for everyone's meal.

That's OK, we still have the old, dumb phones that don't even text.

snippet
May 16th, 2015, 04:34 AM
I hate that too. I love the movie theater I go to. They have a very strict no phone, no lights rule. I've seen the manager escort a guy out. They don't let them back in, they don't refund their money.

My pet peeve is people who walk down the center of the parking lot lane, or walk across the lot at an angle (not directly across). As if they own the parking lot.

rebeccas-sewing
May 16th, 2015, 04:39 AM
I'm not a phone person at all. In fact, I don't even have a cell phone at the moment. I never used the one Joe had for me over here so he closed out the account. At home, I carry one but I rarely use it. There are things about people that I just don't understand. The obsession with the phone is at the top of the list. Another major pet peeve is people eating in the movie theatre and now in some live theatres. That drives me insane!!! Rattle, rattle, rattle. Honestly, I get so annoyed I'd like to slap someone. I know the refreshments keep the movie theatres in business, but, I just wish people would have some consideration for those around them who don't feel the need to feed their face at every opportunity. I don't know if it's age or what but my level of patience with people has really diminished.

Iris Girl
May 16th, 2015, 05:53 AM
I carry a cell phone it is for me to get in touch with someone in an emergency. My kids always yelling at me because I never answer it. LOL
Welcome to the world of a cashier , where EVERYONEhas to be on their cell at the checkout. When they come to me like that I take my time with them and ask lots of questions to interupt them. Hello, How are you? Did you find everything you need? What project are you working on today? Oh your kid is adorable. May I have your zip/email? Do you have any coupons? You get the idea it bothers them a lot. I also speak louder so the person they are talking to can hear. Often I hear them say I am at the check out. I thank them a lot for shopping with us and tell them to have a good day. By the time they leave they are clueless about the phone conversation because I interupted it so much.
I do have customers and I thank them for telling the phone party *I'm at the check out call you back later.

Pandabear
May 16th, 2015, 07:43 AM
You're not allowed to text and drive here in VA. And yet I see people do it all the time. The other day my friend was driving and we were in the lane going straight. Woman next to us is In the right turn ONLY lane. Light changes my friend goes and this woman drives straight!! Almost hits my friend and the woman has the nerve to start with the hand gestures with one hand. The other is holding her cell phone.

I almost gave a hand gesture of my own, but my friend frowns upon it and I respect her. I was cursing up a storm in my mind though.

Jess1377
May 16th, 2015, 08:59 AM
I am a manager at a thrift / consignment shop and will absolutely skip a consignor who is to busy to be bothered to converse with the volunteer who is helping him or her (usually a male!) and we will get back to that person when we dont have any other customers waiting. I am like Iris when on the register too and so is our cashier who is the most awesome cashier ever! She is really good at talking to someone enough who is on the phone to confuse them enough to get them off the phone and pay attention to what is going on with their money!! I mean why wouldnt they want to know that they are being asked to pay the correct amount!?!

dwil23
May 16th, 2015, 09:20 AM
DD narrowly missed a pregnant, cigarette smoking, jaywalking woman who was cursing someone out on her cell the other day and was rather shaken by it. It was on 6 laned Busch Blvd (as in busy traffic near Busch Gardens) and the woman never even saw her.

I think rudeness is rampant and extends far beyond cell phone etiquette these days anyway.

dwil23
May 16th, 2015, 09:24 AM
I carry a cell phone it is for me to get in touch with someone in an emergency. My kids always yelling at me because I never answer it. LOL
Welcome to the world of a cashier , where EVERYONEhas to be on their cell at the checkout. When they come to me like that I take my time with them and ask lots of questions to interupt them. Hello, How are you? Did you find everything you need? What project are you working on today? Oh your kid is adorable. May I have your zip/email? Do you have any coupons? You get the idea it bothers them a lot. I also speak louder so the person they are talking to can hear. Often I hear them say I am at the check out. I thank them a lot for shopping with us and tell them to have a good day. By the time they leave they are clueless about the phone conversation because I interupted it so much.
I do have customers and I thank them for telling the phone party *I'm at the check out call you back later.

LOL! I swear my kids (especially oldest DD) has a GPS on my phone. It never fails that she calls me at the precise moment I step up to the register, at least 9 times out of ten. Or just as my number is called at the fabric cutting counter. :icon_rolleyes: I call them back when I am done.

LRM
May 16th, 2015, 10:31 AM
That is my pet peeve also! And it would be bad if it were teenagers, but adults are just as bad. In professional meetings I see adults checking their phones. Email would be one thing, but they are playing games, checking Facebook, etc. The saddest is when I see people on their phones while at dinner -- why go on a date if you aren't going to talk to one another, or parents who are either on their phone or give it to their kids. BE PRESENT! Pay attention to the here and now, the people in your real, not virtual, life. Yep, a pet peeve!

dizzyLiz
May 16th, 2015, 11:00 AM
My pet peeve as well.......this is a daily thing in my pharmacy; I have 20 prescriptions to fill, 12 to type in, a order to put up, so many reports to do, and a patient walks up to my counter wanting service while talking on their cell phone. It's a lose/lose for me; as if I go over to the counter, I'm expected to wait while they finish their call; if I don't approach they get impatient. Here is how I handle it; if a patient is on the phone I wait until they finish to even approach the counter; if they answer the phone after I have approached I simply walk away and work on other tasks until they are through. And if anyone is snarky about it, I smile and simply say I was giving you some privacy while you finish your call. I have entirely too much to do, to stand idle while you talk on your phone. And people are sooooooooo rude yet have the audacity to be angry with me. Can't win

Angelia
May 16th, 2015, 11:04 AM
Try teaching a room full of people who all believe themselves to be slying texting and otherwise using their phones. They hold them down below desk level to hide it. :) I call them on it the first day of class, "The fronts of your desks are open, people! From where I stand, you are hiding nothing."

easyquilts
May 16th, 2015, 11:06 AM
Amen here, too!

lourixe
May 16th, 2015, 11:42 AM
I am self employed and use my cell phone a lot. There are some days and some moments, like when I am enjoying quality family time, or a theater play, or just walking my dogs, that I either turn it off or just put the volume down. Sometimes I get scolded afterwards by the people that have tried to reach me during those breaks. I might have lost a couple of jobs in the last 10 years, none of them worth sacrifying my private life to be a tech slave.

FabStripper
May 16th, 2015, 11:45 AM
You're not allowed to text and drive here in VA. And yet I see people do it all the time. The other day my friend was driving and we were in the lane going straight. Woman next to us is In the right turn ONLY lane. Light changes my friend goes and this woman drives straight!! Almost hits my friend and the woman has the nerve to start with the hand gestures with one hand. The other is holding her cell phone.

I almost gave a hand gesture of my own, but my friend frowns upon it and I respect her. I was cursing up a storm in my mind though.

She is one creative driver. Imagine if she was a quilter instead. She must have 3 hands to drive, talk and gesture at the same time. Just think of the quilts she could make. That image took me to my happy place now. :icon_happy:

MRoy
May 16th, 2015, 01:13 PM
I was at a restaurant recently and noticed 5 women sitting together. All of them were texting or checking their phones. So much for fellowship and enjoying each others company.

FabStripper
May 16th, 2015, 01:54 PM
They won't need hearing aids like we do. They will need eye doctors and hand surgeons.

Genny
May 16th, 2015, 04:23 PM
When I was a cashier at Walmart I had a lady with a large order come thru my line talking on her cellphone. She actually unloaded her groceries and kept talking on her phone all the while I was ringing up all her items and when I told her the total she ran her debit card thru the machine. This woman NEVER ONCE looked up and acknologed that I was there and was still talking on her phone when she left the building...very rude!

Monique
May 16th, 2015, 10:03 PM
Hahahaha. My kids don't have cell phone reception here. hahahahahahahahaha

pcbatiks
May 17th, 2015, 12:18 AM
Obnoxious cell phone use is my number one pet peeve. I could write a book about rude people with phones that I have experienced. The most pathetic one was.....a couple of years ago we were visiting some relatives and we went out to eat. Everyone had their phones on the table except me & my DH. There were 10 of us in the group and at one point 7 of them were totally engrossed with their phones. The other 3 people were me, my DH and a 3 year old. It was beyond maddening and sad. We had driven 2 hours to visit these people. Guess it's time to start speaking up.

As I read through this thread I couldn't help but think......it's too bad that all of us can't get together to visit and share a meal....where laughs, good conversation and friendship would actually be appreciated! Better get off my soapbox now before I fall and break my neck! :D

jjkaiser
May 17th, 2015, 12:37 AM
Yes I share your rant. People just think they are way more important than they really are.

shirleyknot
May 17th, 2015, 09:07 AM
No wireless service at my house, so I have a land line. I don't answer THAT, either. There's a machine for that. If it's someone I want to talk to, I answer. A number I don't recognize? The machine can get it. Most of those odd numbers don't even leave a message. The nice thing is, unwanted guests don't stay long because they miss their phones too much.