Saturday, February 17, 2007


I have very little patience for people who will not end a phone conversation in order to transact business at a store, a bank, or a restaurant. I have been known, on occasion, to crank the store's music up to an irritating volume just because I know it will hinder their ability to carry on a phone conversation that has become aggravatingly loud. I have also been known to stand near a "constant phoner" and yell out inventory numbers to the person at the register; hey, I can't help it if our need to do business interferes with their important phone call!

Apparently, I'm not the only one aggravated by this as is evidenced by the 2/16/07 installment of Stephen Pastis's Pearls Before Swine.

1 comment:

Sven said...

I agree that cell phone use has gotten way out of control. People are using them as another barrier between themselves and their enviroment. "I'm on the phone so I can't interact with anyone or thing around me." And don't hand me this multi-tasking crap, your needy, you don't want to be alone, you need to be entertained. They do have their benefits, but please turn it off when your driving before you kill someone.