Cell Phone Rules

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  • Be nice to the person behind the counter: Don’t talk on the phone while you’re ordering or paying for something. Doesn’t the person behind the lunch counter deserve just an ounce of respect? Hang up, or at least put your caller on hold.
  • Take it outside: Take your phone outside, or at least away from the table, when you get a call in a restaurant. No one around you, much less your tablemates, cares to hear what you have to say. That is, unless you’re guiding someone to your table in a cavernous eatery. And if it’s really important, you could always text. But even that has a limit, as well.
  • You’re welcome: Have you ever held the door for someone who’s been on the phone without them acknowledging your presence? Remember folks: Even though you’re on the phone you still exist in this world to other people.
  • Drive to distraction: When you’re driving with a phone use a headset. And whatever you do, don’t text while driving. Yikes.
  • Yes, they’re talking to you: No one pays $10 to hear your cell phone ring during a movie so turn it off. But if you absolutely have to keep your phone on, please turn it on vibrate. And please don’t start talking until after you’ve left the theater. It’s just being polite. The same goes for weddings, funerals, and other milestone events. Remember that when they ask you to turn off your phone, they’re talking to you.
  • Work out your body, not your mouth: The gym is no place for a cell phone. Don’t talk when you’re doing cardio and don’t take up space on equipment so you can sit and catch up the latest dish. If you’re bored while you spin, read a magazine.
  • Not in the bathroom: Don’t use your phone in a public restroom. That’s just gross.
  • Remember the people around you: If you’re out with a group of friends, it’s fine to answer the phone for a few minutes. Just don’t make that conversation more important than the one you’re already having.
  • Bluetooth geeks: Wearing a Bluetooth headset when you’re not talking on the phone just makes you look like a geek.

5 Responses to “Cell Phone Rules”

  1. Candy Says:

    i’ve been the person on the other side of the counter. I worked at a coffee shop, and one lady on her cell phone paid and i gave her the change. She then told me that she had given me a twenty instead of a five to which i gave her change…
    Man, atleast pay attention when you give somebody money. My till was short that evening =/

  2. James Says:

    I text while I drive. But, I’ve mastered the art of not looking at the screen when I do. Though, to be honest, I feel like a douche when I do so, but I do it anyways. Some people just need to get a text back even if it is just “dude, i am driving >(”

    So, there.

  3. Chad Says:

    My Ex picked up the phone one time during relations…needless to say, she took a cab home that night.

  4. Britney Says:

    It really annoys me when people walk around with their bluetooth headsets on. C’mon, are you really that important that you can’t put an actual phone to your ear when it rings?

  5. Brandt Says:

    I totally agree with Britney! The bluetooth geeks drive me nuts, especially the 16 year olds with ‘em! Just in case McDonald’s needs ‘em right quick! Gimme a break!

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