Slappy Doo Hoo wrote:
I'm not saying YOU'RE ridiculous, I think it would be to ban cell phone use in all public places, like they did cigarettes, guns, and crack whores. I know they can be annoying in certain places, but why ban them in bars, shopping malls, ect? If the place you're at is supposed to be quiet, then talking on a phone makes you an ignoramous.
Talking on the phone is fine, but unfortunately nearly everyone that uses a mobile has to shout, or at least talk very loudly.
They should invent a volume control for the earpiece, so that people could talk quietly and not intrude into other peoples lives so much.
If a volume control HAS been invented, it should be used.
From the conversations that I have been forced to overhear, I would estimate that 75% are absolute drivel, and exactly like the very clever scenario that Codeburg described.
I call those conversations the "Yeah but, no but" syndrome.
I am always amazed at the personal stuff that is divulged. I once sat on a packed train while a young woman was telling us all about her messy period.
Whatever happened to personal space and discretion.