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    Default not upset. not annoyed but shaking my head

    I'm probably one of the few that doesn't get upset waiting in line, esp at Joanns. I usually strike up a conversation with the other shoppers. That's what happened Saturday, had a nice chat and as the line moved forward i got out my phone to make sure my coupons were ready to go. The woman behind me instantly went into a tirade about smart phones and how she was glad she didn't have one. "you can't even wait in line without checking it" "I don't want to be tethered to one"etc., etc.
    OK, not sure she was directing it at me, however it felt that way. The others in line just looked at her. I checked out-using the 50 and 60% coupons on my phone and walked away shaking my head.
    “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

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    Default Re: not upset. not annoyed but shaking my head

    I don't have a phone either, but I don't pay much attention to them because I don't live in a city. I would scold my daughters if they were on them on a dinner night out though.

    I was on the opposite end the other day. I went to our little store around the corner and someone left a diesel engine motor running
    I complained to the cashier how rude it was that we have to breathe that in and someone did it at my garage sale. It ended up the person I was complaining about was the person behind me. Opps!



    Lorie

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    Default Re: not upset. not annoyed but shaking my head

    Something similar happened at my church a while back. A lady in the pew behind me muttered about a young man "playing on his phone during the sermon" I turned around and told her he was reading the verses from the sermon on his online Bible. Then I picked up my phone and showed her my online Bible too.

    Some people speak before they understand.

    So glad you used your coupon, you savvy person you!

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    Default Re: not upset. not annoyed but shaking my head

    I went to Joanns early Friday when they had 60% off and other discounts. I had received a handout the week before on the upcoming discounts. I also received a notice of the 60% off on my phone - not the other discounts, just that one, but I thought I could only use the discount once. When I went to check out, the clerk gave me all the discounts on the handout, but then asked "didn't you get one on your phone too?" Why yes, yes I did. So I received 60% off a second item. Works for me! I have seen it mentioned here (I think) that you can use the paper discounts and also the text discounts. It may depend on the store.

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    Default Re: not upset. not annoyed but shaking my head

    Not sure why someone feels the need to be negative about us being online while waiting in a line. Its called multitasking. And for me, that is why I dont mind waiting in lines either. Keeps me busy.
    Karen
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    Default Re: not upset. not annoyed but shaking my head

    Yes ours will scan any you have as long as the # is different.
    “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

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    Default Re: not upset. not annoyed but shaking my head

    The only time I mind is when there are loud conversations, and blocking aisle traffic, or texting while supposedly holding a conversation with me. Do NOT go out with me to eat and drag your phone out!

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    Default Re: not upset. not annoyed but shaking my head

    It irritates me to no end when someone is in the checkout line, at the cashier, talking on their phone. It is rude. I do not do that, and if someone calls me while I'm being waited on, I don't answer it.

    When we have everyone over for dinner, phones must be left on the mantle in the TV room during dinner.

    Many years ago, before I was a dispatcher, and was a communications operator (the ones who answer 911 calls), I had to call and ask the sergeant a question. He was a real a**. About 30 minutes later, I had to call again, hoping I'd get a different sergeant. This one did not tell me his name when he answered and he was sweet as could be!! I told him about the other sergeant I had talked to earlier.....yep, it was him. I hung up before he could ask me my name!!
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    Default Re: not upset. not annoyed but shaking my head

    I totally agree those of us using the smart phones need to be respectful of those around us. I expect of my girls as well. If we are interacting with someone standing in front of us, the phone needs to be away
    Karen
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    Default Re: not upset. not annoyed but shaking my head

    She also didn't want 60% off....

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