You see cell phones wherever you go these days. Young, old, rich, poor, they are all over the place. They can be a real lifesaver at times, especially when there is an emergency.
For instance, when you get stuck on the side of the road, you can call Triple-A. If you are running late for an appointment? Hey, give them a call.
Cell phones can be used for a lot of things. You can check the weather, send an email, or even order dinner. Total convenience. They can even be used for reading or playing Words With Friends.
But there are definitely some situations where there needs to be cell phone common courtesy. Shouldn’t have to be said, right? Wrong!
I work in retail, so I get to see and hear all the cell phone madness first hand. It is entertainment sometimes to stand to the side and watch how stupid really are when it comes to their cell phones. And most have absolutely no cell phone common courtesy.
But there is hope. What kinds of cell phone common courtesy are there?
- First and foremost: lower your voice. I really don’t want to hear what your “Baby Daddy” did or didn’t do. And I certainly have no desire to know what color your dog’s poop is. Keep it down.
- Step to the side to take a phone call. We all have those phone calls we are waiting for, and we get excited. But if you are in a public place, please move to the side. I have almost run over numerous people because they stop smack in the middle of an aisle or walkway. Not fun.
- Don’t text and drive. Actually, more like don’t talk and walk at the same time. Some people are just not coordinated enough to do that. Why? I have no idea, but I don’t like plowing into a stranger’s booty because they are not watching where they are going.
- Put the dang thing down when you are checking out in a line. I think I may have mentioned that before.
- Stop flashing your new I-Phone whatever in people’s faces. Really, all it does is make you look like a spoiled child. And a bragger. And a horse’s posterior(Mom blog here, so I have to keep it PG.)
- See item #4. I had to be rude to 3 people today for that exact thing. I am giving you my undivided attention. I deserve the same.
It’s a shame that I need to write yet another post on common courtesy. It is maddening and frustrating!! But, alas, it is the way of today’s world. I may not like it, I may not agree with it. But it’s there. So I am taking the time to make people more aware. Perhaps, they would be more respectful! If all else fails, have a good laugh about it.
What Tips Do You Have For Cell Phone Common Courtesy?