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Do Tell: Where Is It Most Annoying to Hear People on Their Cell Phones?

I was at the gym the other day and got stuck next to some guy who was chatting away on his cell phone. Now dragging myself to the gym is hard enough of as is it, but being forced to listen to unnecessary conversation makes being there 10 times worse! Unfortunately, the gym isn't the only place where I feel people shouldn't talk on their phones — the bus, the nail salon, a movie theatre, and boutiques should be cell phone-free zones in my mind, too. Now I'm not saying I'm always innocent of the above, but I do try to play by my own rules as much as possible. So how do you feel about cell phone etiquette? Do tell ladies, where is it most annoying to hear people talk on their cell phones?

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katwoman08 katwoman08 7 years
I think a public bathroom is the absolute WORST!! One time I was in there and apparently the woman in the next stall was just answering her phone, (and yes, this would be while she was "taking care of business!), so she said, "HELLO? HELLO?" I guess she couldn't hear or whatever. I don't care. Since there was no one else in there but me, I thought she was talking to ME! I said, "Yes?" a few times and then she just started yapping on her phone and didn't say anything to me, which I was glad about, because I was humiliated. Of course, I waited until she left before I came out! Then, after all this, there was an email floating around with a JOKE that was very similar to what happened to me. I still have not lived that one down! (because, of course, I had told my friends what happened) Ugh!! NO PHONES IN BATHROOMS!
dolceproserpine dolceproserpine 7 years
Restroom stall, hands down.
dolceproserpine dolceproserpine 7 years
Restroom stall, hands down.
lexichloe lexichloe 7 years
I think the reason it's an issue is b/c when people talk on the cells or bluetooths, they overspeak, VERY LOUDLY. It's a selfish display. It's an easy way to gage someone's class, IMO.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i don't get it...when people say its annoying for people to be on the phone ANYWHERE...? then why do you propose cell phones exist? where is the appropriate place to talk on a cell phone, if all public places and cars are out of bounds?
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
Movie theater, restaurant, bathroom (I mean really!).
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 7 years
I think when people are on the phone in the public restroom, it is disgusting. I always wonder what the person on the other side thinks when they hear all the toilets flushing!
darlene darlene 7 years
the movies!
darlene darlene 7 years
the movies!
mandy_frost mandy_frost 7 years
The rudest is if you are in the middle of a convo and someone has a phone and it rings and they take it. I understand sometimes, like if you are taking an important call for a job. Just don't be RUDE!
raieven raieven 7 years
ANYWHERE
raieven raieven 7 years
ANYWHERE
yeokr yeokr 7 years
I work in a boutique and it is really frustrating when we are unable to offer a greeting to shoppers who come in on their phones - much, much worse when they never hang up! A lot of the appeal of our small store is how intimate it is - there are only a couple sales people and we are happy to help. It is like a slap in the face when shoppers do not deign to end a conversation. Browsing without concentration is for huge shoe departments in Macy's.
yeokr yeokr 7 years
I work in a boutique and it is really frustrating when we are unable to offer a greeting to shoppers who come in on their phones - much, much worse when they never hang up! A lot of the appeal of our small store is how intimate it is - there are only a couple sales people and we are happy to help. It is like a slap in the face when shoppers do not deign to end a conversation. Browsing without concentration is for huge shoe departments in Macy's.
stina829 stina829 7 years
Kristin, it probably IS "tattle tailing" but I'm here to do a JOB, not listen to her conversation. And when I have customers sitting in my area and they have to listen to her conversation, I think that is bad customer service. I'm not going to get a bad report from customers due to someone else's bad office etiquette!
remedios remedios 7 years
Public restrooms, and when the person is supposed to be hanging out with me (other than necessity). I hate when my husband answers his phone if we're in a restaurant. Nothing is that important. And if it is, they'll leave a vm.
Marci Marci 7 years
The restroom is a good one. And I see a lot of Broadway shows and when someone talks or texts, I'm fuming. Why even be there?But it's mostly closed spaces that bother me; like on a bus. Otherwise, as long as the person I'm with doesn't sit through a meal we're out for on the phone, I don't care much.
Marci Marci 7 years
The restroom is a good one. And I see a lot of Broadway shows and when someone talks or texts, I'm fuming. Why even be there? But it's mostly closed spaces that bother me; like on a bus. Otherwise, as long as the person I'm with doesn't sit through a meal we're out for on the phone, I don't care much.
Schaianne Schaianne 7 years
Several places - at a restaurant where you can't hear the person you're sitting with because the moron at the next table is hollering into his cell. In a bathroom - ewww. And at a checkout line - where the clerk is the one yakking on the phone, whether it be cell or landline - that one is a BIG NO NO!
switchblades switchblades 7 years
Class is my big one. So annoying, I'm not paying thousands of dollars a year to listen to snotty little rich girls talk about how many guys they slept with while they were drunk on the weekend (there are a lot of girls at my university who are only there because it's on daddy's dime. Kind of makes me ill). I get angry when people are on the bus talking super loud or fighting with their significant other. We don't need to hear that. Especially when there are children on the bus. One girl got thrown off the bus here a few weeks ago because the daycare down the road from my place uses the buses a lot for fieldtrips, and she was screaming and swearing at her boyfriend on her cell phone...when there were fifteen 2 and 3 year olds on the bus! Also...what is up with 6 and 7 year olds having their own cell phones? I was 18 and halfway through my first year of university before my mother let me have one! And no dice on the "safety" thing, we got by without them, heaven forbid the kids have to g outside and play with their friends!
switchblades switchblades 7 years
Class is my big one. So annoying, I'm not paying thousands of dollars a year to listen to snotty little rich girls talk about how many guys they slept with while they were drunk on the weekend (there are a lot of girls at my university who are only there because it's on daddy's dime. Kind of makes me ill).I get angry when people are on the bus talking super loud or fighting with their significant other. We don't need to hear that. Especially when there are children on the bus. One girl got thrown off the bus here a few weeks ago because the daycare down the road from my place uses the buses a lot for fieldtrips, and she was screaming and swearing at her boyfriend on her cell phone...when there were fifteen 2 and 3 year olds on the bus! Also...what is up with 6 and 7 year olds having their own cell phones? I was 18 and halfway through my first year of university before my mother let me have one! And no dice on the "safety" thing, we got by without them, heaven forbid the kids have to g outside and play with their friends!
girlfriday girlfriday 7 years
ON CROWDED PUBLIC TRANSIT! There is nothing worse then being cramped and hot on a rush hour train in a big city (I'm in Chicago, but I'm sure it's bad everywhere) and some idiot next to you is yelling into his phone, and you have nowhere to go. Well, no, I amend that. The only thing worse is being squished during rush hour next to two people making out. Oh yeah, and the bathroom.
girlfriday girlfriday 7 years
ON CROWDED PUBLIC TRANSIT!There is nothing worse then being cramped and hot on a rush hour train in a big city (I'm in Chicago, but I'm sure it's bad everywhere) and some idiot next to you is yelling into his phone, and you have nowhere to go. Well, no, I amend that. The only thing worse is being squished during rush hour next to two people making out. Oh yeah, and the bathroom.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
I don't care where people use them because that is your choice but I hate it when they yell into the phone especially when they yell hello hello hello hello hello like if they say it enough the other person will hear them.
BeautyXRush BeautyXRush 7 years
The bathroom. I mean c'mon, thats rude. I feel bad for the person they are talking to. And it makes me think they are schizophrenic.
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