Cell Phone Pet Peeve

It actually doesn’t have anything really to do with using a cell phone while driving because I’m ALWAYS doing that. Although, I hate when people don’t know how to do it properly. I kind of think us Massholes have it down to an art form, considering we’ve always been quite the multi-tasking drivers. I didn’t say good drivers, just multi-tasking.

But what really ticks me off is when people answer their phones at inappropriate times. In general I hate when I’m spending time with a friend and she answers the phone. I can understand if it’s something important but other than that it’s kind of rude.

Today a woman answered her cell when she was in the middle of purchasing something at Home Depot. She kept us waiting in line so she could chat on the phone and kept the cashier waiting as well. I’m a firm believer that if I’m in the middle of something the person can leave a voicemail…that’s what it’s there for :flipa:

  1. jane

    August 6, 2006 at 5:41 am

    You are SO right on on this! :yipee:
    It really irks me when I’m talking to someone & they take a call on their phone. Is nobody even paying attention to manners anymore?
    You know what I really hate? Those damn Nextel phones that beep like an intercom & you get to hear BOTH sides of the conversation. :rant:
    You hit the nail on the head, girl!

  2. Gary

    August 6, 2006 at 7:38 am

    It doesn’t so much irritate me as amaze me that someone could be so rude.

    By the way. I really like your hair. And your natural color is nice.

  3. Leanne

    August 6, 2006 at 7:50 am

    Oh yeah, stupid people suck alright. 😉

  4. Robin

    August 6, 2006 at 8:59 am

    Well it’s good to know if I ever hung out with any of you that I’d have your full attention for that period of time :thumbsup:

  5. Janet

    August 6, 2006 at 11:15 am

    I was once on a job interview and the principal ANSWERED HIS CELL PHONE. No lie. Granted there were other people there to keep the interview going, but can we say we really don’t care much?

    In short, I am so with you on this.

  6. Robin

    August 6, 2006 at 11:40 am

    Janet – :wow: that’s pretty bad.

  7. heather(anne)

    August 6, 2006 at 9:13 pm

    I am so with you. I work at an orthodontist office and these asshole kids answer their cell phones when they’re in the chair. We have a sign that says to turn off the ringers, and the asshole kids’ parents will sit there with loud annoying ringers going off all day long. Or they’ll sit and chat on the obnoxious walkie talkie phones. Grrrr. I hate those. :rant:

  8. Robin

    August 6, 2006 at 10:09 pm

    I would ask them to turn them off…that would really tick me off. Whenever I go into certain places like a doctor’s office or the library I turn off my ringer. People need to not be so obsessed with their phones.

  9. Kentucky Girl

    August 7, 2006 at 3:30 am

    Gahd awmighty. Those are the people that I hate the MOST and feel they shouldn’t be allowed in polite society. :rant:

  10. Robin

    August 7, 2006 at 8:34 am

    KG – You said it :whosnext:

  11. a feminist

    August 7, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    Good god, how rude! How insular to the people queuing behind them and the cashier trying to serve them. My belief is truly beggared.

  12. Blueyes

    August 8, 2006 at 10:59 am

    I got one better it’s irks me when the CASHIER is on a phone ignoring you, then I get irate.

  13. Robin

    August 8, 2006 at 11:01 am

    hterry – I’m with you on that but then again cashiers are generally annoying, probably because they hate their job. I was a cashier and hated it too. But as a customer you should respect the people behind you as you’d want it to be if it were the other way around. It’s just being a selfish bitch.

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