Get off Your Phone…No, Seriously
I enjoy having a smart phone. I enjoy being able to make phone calls to my friends and family without having to carry around a roll quarters. I am glad that we no longer have pay phones scattered about and that I don’t have to worry about being able to get ahold of someone in the event of an emergency.
That being said I am super over cell phones. For other people. I am not going to rant about the rules because at this point we all have heard the angry bloggers yelling about cell phone etiquette.
Can I just encourage all of my readers to think before you talk. Just this morning I am in Starbucks doing homework before work. It takes concentration. I can handle the ambient noise, but when there is a person less than five feet from me shouting into their phone it is a little tough to just keep on trudging through my work.
Good for you that you are refusing to put your kid on more ADHD medication. Do you want a high five? I will give you one if you just get quiet and realize that everyone else in here is working on something.
Oh, and you are here for a job interview in a sweatshirt and jeans and are talking loudly on the phone and ignoring the interviewer that you are meeting until you are done ordering. Wow, let me know how that goes for you.
I am not asking for you to even be polite. I am just asking you to think for five seconds about what you are doing before you do it. There are no phone calls so urgent that you can’t call back when you are standing in line at Starbucks. IF it were urgent you would no longer be in line.
God gave us all common sense. Let’s use it.
And just so you know this applies to those of you that are now thinking how much better you are than everyone else because you don’t do this. We have all done it; myself included. You have just found a way to justify it to yourself. Let me help you with that. It is never justifiable to be on your phone in a coffee shop, library, or other small enclosed, fairly quiet space where people are working.
Happy cell phoning, love you all! (unless of course you are on your phone in a Starbucks currently…)