Cell Phone Courtesy Month...Chime In!
This one should be a no-brainer since cell phones have been the norm for years and cell phone etiquette has been discussed in posts and all over Cyberville.
So just to sum it up for those who have yet to get it (or if you’d like to copy this and hand it to an offender you know)...here are some helpful tips for cell phone courtesy.
And yet there are those little annoying habits that some cell phone users have that just don’t seem to go away.
~Not having Keyboard Clicks off. This one makes me want to grab the phone from the user’s hand, go into the Settings tab and turn it off for them Have you ever been in a waiting room while someone is playing a game or texting and all you hear is the clicking of the keys?
~Standing in front of someone trying to carry on a conversation and all you can do is stare at those Martian-looking pods coming from their ears.
~Not muting your phone when it rings.
You know who they are. Their phone rings...loudly. Then they pick it up and kind of stare at it with a look that says is this call for me??
~Talking while checking out. There are times when you have to take a call and it may be while you are checking out. But ask if you can call them back. It’s rude to the cashier and quite frankly, I have no desire to hear your conversation.
~Not having your phone on vibrate. Having your phone on vibrate can help alert you to a call or message so that you are not constantly picking up your phone to look at it.
~Being in a social setting and not being social because of your phone. Granted, I’ll check my email, etc when Larry and I are in the car and out running errands, but not if I’m riding with others on a trip or having dinner or drinks with them.
~Having your music playing loudly through your speaker while you are out running or jogging. I cannot tell you how many times my morning Karma has been disturbed while someone walks or jogs by with some loud tune playing for all to hear.
These are just a few cell phone user annoyances.
What are some cell phone habits that drive you nuts!