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Cell Phone Rant: Unplugging Etiquette

This post comes to us from Elfyn, who let it all hang out in our Cell Phone Rant group:

I own a mail and parcel shipping store in Southern California. A customer comes in wanting to make a copy, but the copier doesn't seem to be working. I go to help him and find my copier unplugged and a mysterious charger plugged in in its place. Note, the person who plugged in their charger had to physically move the copier to get to the electrical outlet. I follow the cord to a customer standing near the front of my store yakking away on his cell phone. When I try to ask him about it he holds up his finger to have me wait while he finishes his conversation. After he finishes his phone call, I ask him why he unplugged my copier to plug in his charger. He said, "Oh I didn't know that was your copier." Really? You just walk into a business and unplug their equipment to plug in your charger without even asking?

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Elfyn Elfyn 6 years
Akasha, I actually thought about using scissors on his charging cable. ;)
falnfenix falnfenix 6 years
WOW. rude. i'd have unplugged the charger and ousted the guy from the store...ESPECIALLY if i were the owner!
karyney karyney 6 years
That is incredibly rude.
Akasha Akasha 6 years
Who does that? I would have unplugged his phone charger and thrown it in the garbage and made the jerk go digging for it. Or even better given the thing a good yank and pulled the phone out of his hand and chucked both in the garbage.
lauren lauren 6 years
That seems utterly ridiculous! I have plugged my cell phone in at airports and other random places but never unplugged something! Sorry that person clearly has no manners!
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 6 years
Oh wow, that's mighty annoying. And very, very rude. I hope you have less customers like him! Or maybe none like him, ever!
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