I am sick and tired, frustrated and angry, and just darn fed-up and irritated at the overindulgence and rudeness of many people when it comes to their use of cell phones whether it be speaking on the cell phone or texting on it. In my opinion, these cell phone schmoes are self-centered, inconsiderate, rude, and deficient in social graces.
Recent examples of personal observations include:
• being in attendance at a wedding where other attendees were answering their ringing cell phones,
• an attorney for a school board busily ‘texting’ away while the school board was conducting business,
• a visitor in my home answering one cell phone call after another in idle telephone chit-chat,
• a person who was conducting business with the teller at the bank kept on with a personal cell phone conversation the entire time,
• while trying to have a conversation with a visitor in my home sitting across from me that visitor kept busy ‘texting’ on the cell phone
In that the absence of manners and of consideration for others by many users of cell phones are a major pet peeve of mind, I was especially interested in something I read in the newspaper today. Continue reading, please.
“Dear Annie: Do you have rules for cell phone etiquette? I called a friend to say hello, and within two minutes her cell phone rang. Instead of letting the call go to voicemail, she answered it while holding the home phone to her other ear, and I could hear her entire trivial conversation. I almost hung up on her.
It seems I wasn’t important enough for her to ignore the cell phone, ………”
That is just an excerpt of the second letter in the column of Annie’s Mailbox that I read today.
Read the rest of this letter and the response to it yourself over at the September 30 column of Annie’s Mailbox® by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar.