This is going to be a rather controversial peeve, I’m sure, but it’s one that just absolutely grates on my (old-fashioned, apparently) nerves. Everyone loves their cell phones, I get it, really I do. In fact, if mine did all the cool stuff that most people’s did, I’d probably be more addicted to mine too…..BUT….there is no excuse for being on it whilst in the checkout line, at the dinner table, etc. etc.
If you are eating dinner, you shouldn’t be talking on the phone–pay attention to your family and/or your food (you wouldn’t want to accidentally swallow a hair or stray fly because you’re too absorbed in your call/text/surfing to notice it do you? ewww) and respect the other diners who maybe don’t want to listen to you shout into your cell phone at a neighboring table (or even all the way across the restaurant in some cases). Of course, I also hate this at my own table as well…if it’s that urgent, please excuse yourself from the table.
If you are shopping or checking out, you should also not be on the phone. It’s rude to the cashiers, rude to other customers, and again, no one wants to listen to your drama at an increased volume while they wait as patiently as possible in a long line behind you waiting for you to key in your eff-in’ PIN already!!
I’ve debated posting this, because I know how controversial it’s going to be, but I decided that this is my platform to rant, so I’m going to utilize it. Please! I’m begging you to use your cell phone responsibly!!