Saturday, May 12, 2012

Using A Cell Phone In Public

Have you ever felt like strangling one of those 'loud mouthed' cell phone users who seem to sit near you in a restaurant or any other place and forcibly share their private call with you.

Here's one solution, provided by a commuter on how to combat this display of bad manners. After a very busy day, a commuter settled down in her seat and closed her eyes as the train departed Montreal for Hudson.

As the train rolled out of the station, the guy sitting next to her pulled out his cell phone and started talking in a loud voice: "Hi sweetheart it's Eric, I'm on the train - yes, I know it's the six thirty and not the four thirty but I had a long meeting - no, honey, not with that floozie from the accounts office, with the boss. No sweetheart, you're the only one in my life - yes, I'm sure, cross my heart" etc., etc.

Fifteen minutes later at St. Anne de Bellevue he was still talking loudly , when the young woman sitting next to him, who was obviously angered by his continuous diatribe, yelled at the top of her voice:

"Hey, Eric, turn that stupid ‘phone off and come back to bed!"

My guess would be that Eric doesn't use his cell phone in public any longer.


Anonymous said...

I still think that would cause lots of problems but it is funnier than hell.

Lady Di Tn said...

I try never to call in a public place and most often turn off my phone. I have a girl friend who puts her cell phone by her plate when we eat out and I want to take it and throw it against the wall. I did pick it up one day and she informed me she was waiting on a call from her husband. When he called it was not anything that could not have waited until we finished our meal. Silly woman. Peace

Jackie said...

OK...gotta remember that one. Too good!!!

Winifred said...

I love that!

It's not just strangers that irritate it's when someone you;re talking to just suddenly takes out their phone and says "I'll just be a minute".

What they're really saying is this is more important than talking to you!

People have become slaves to these stupid things.