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Forum topic by longgone posted 01-17-2014 06:43 PM 1243 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-17-2014 06:43 PM

After a tiring day, a commuter settled down in his seat and closed his eyes.
As the train rolled out of the station, the young woman sitting next to him pulled
out her cell phone and started talking in a loud voice:
“Hi sweetheart. It’s Sue. 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 Kevin from the accounting office. It was with the boss”.
“No sweetheart, you’re the only one in my life”.
“Yes, I’m sure, cross my heart!”

Fifteen minutes later, she was still talking loudly.
When the man sitting next to her had enough, he leaned over and said into the phone,

“Sue, hang up the phone and come back to bed.”
Sue doesn’t use her cell phone in public any longer.

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#1 posted 01-17-2014 08:05 PM

Good one Greg. Thanks for the laugh.

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#2 posted 01-17-2014 11:13 PM

Folks like that need to be hit over the head with the damn phone

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#3 posted 01-17-2014 11:20 PM

Good one Greg. Gotta love that guy!
I got on a tram in Key West and the next stop a girl(and her g/f) got on and first thing she pulls out her phone and yak yak yak. Never mind the sign said “Please turn off your cell phone” Never mind the guy driving was trying to explain the surroundings. I turned and looked at her and was just getting ready to say” Lady I just paid 40 bucks for this ride and I don’t want to hear your conversation” when she got the message from my look and got off the next stop. As she got off she said to her g/f” I guess I was disturbing people with my phone.” Duh,yeah.
Resturants are another pet peeve.

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#4 posted 01-17-2014 11:49 PM

How about sittin’ in the ol’ stall at work and hearing some guy talking in the next stall? When this happens, I try to make as much “background noise” as possible.

As far as I can tell, the greatest advantage of cell phones is that people no longer even notice insane people walking around talking to themselves.

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#5 posted 01-17-2014 11:51 PM

How about sittin’ in the ol’ stall at work and hearing some guy talking in the next stall? When this happens, I try to make as much “background noise” as possible.

LMAO. I will be using this method from now on.

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#6 posted 01-18-2014 02:24 AM

ChuckV, You win this round.


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#7 posted 01-18-2014 02:49 AM

too funny,thanks for the laugh!!

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#8 posted 01-20-2014 08:57 PM

Good job ChuckV, people who use cell phones in public are a nuisance!

I used to work on cell phones, drive testing, measurement, and have a real dislike for these things. We to along without them just fine but now a lot of people just cannot live without one of those stuck in their ear and annoying everyone around them.

I was in an airport security check in line and the guy in front of me was talking to a guy in the next line over. What the hell was so important that it couldn’t wait until they got through security?

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#9 posted 01-20-2014 09:01 PM

Figured that all the schizophrenics should get blue tooth earsets… then they can walk around talking to themselves and everyone would assume they are on some business call.

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#10 posted 01-20-2014 11:11 PM

I have yet to get a cell phone (would get one just really have no reason for one) and am trying to figure out what “magic” they have to turn an individual into a complete moron. It doesn’t matter where I go seams give someone a phone and they become an idiot. Guys at the store standing in the middle of the isle talking to their wives about what spaghetti sauce to get. Trying to check out at Lowe’s and some idiot is too busy talking to someone about when he will get there to sheet rock to pay or pull items out of the cart. Went to eat at a restaurant and the lady at the table over had her phone propped up and talked with a “girlfriend” the entire time she was stuffing her face. I just don’t get it have some common courtesy.

I personally would never take a call in a public place, go outside or somewhere you wont’ disturb others. If you can’t hear your phone ring, don’t turn it up to blast so I can hear it 4 isles over (plus almost guaranteed I can hear you scream into your phone the entire time). When my dad or father in law visit their phones and conversations are heard by all, drives me nuts.

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#11 posted 01-20-2014 11:12 PM

I know where the speed traps are usually set on my commute. Very often when I see someone pulled over, obviously for speeding, the driver is on the phone. I have all the respect in the world for an officer who is able to not go ballistic when he or she sees this.

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#12 posted 01-20-2014 11:22 PM

OK, one more…

You know those romantic Venetian gondola rides you always see in the movies? My wife and I were in Venice before we had our children. We went for a gondola ride. It was great – for a while. The gondolier was filled with interesting and quirky historical information. Then, yup, his phone rang. The second half of the ride we listened to his conversation, in Italian.

I gave him half of the expected tip.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#13 posted 01-20-2014 11:28 PM

And now they are considering allowing them on flights!
I can predict with certainty their will be fist fights on airplanes when the morons carry on conversations next to someone who only wants peace and quiet after enduring traffic to the airport, check-in, and the security hassle, only to be bombarded with someone else’s B.S. in the suffocating space he paid for.
I’ll be the first.
I have a cell phone and when I get a call, if I’m in a public area with other folks, I walk outside or shut it off.
I would expect others to respect my right to not have to listen to their personal life.

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#14 posted 01-21-2014 03:48 AM

Jim C, in my opinion that is proper etiquette and but very few feel that any etiquette is required today.

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