WTFriday…Cell Phone Etiquette Please!

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I love WTFriday moments from my readers and I have my first one to share. Remember that I want your WTFriday moment and I will share it. if you want linked back to your page too I will do that too!

This weeks it’s all about cell phones. Here is what my reader Sherri shared…Thanks Sherri!

“people who sit on equipment and talk on the cell phone. I should say this has been my husband’s gripe. He would wait and wait and wait for a woman to get off a weight bench so he could use it. He would rotate around to other weight machines while he was waiting. Most of the time he wouldn’t get that particular machine. People can be so rude! I think cell phones need to be turned off inside the gym. If there’s an emergency, I can understand using it, but not to talk to your girlfriend about your weekend plans at the clubs.”

So let me list my cell phone etiquette complaints.

  • When you go through a checkout, get off the damn phone. It’s rude! If it’s an emergency then why the hell are you in line at the grocery or retail store?!
  • We don’t all want to hear your conversation. Talk at a normal voice please…the whole world does not need to know your life story.
  • When you are out on a date, even with a spouse, or friend. Don’t put your cell phone on the table and then answer every little text and alert you get. Fine if you have kids and want it for emergencies, but Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are not emergencies. Oh and if you choose to have a conversation with other friends while out with me then please schedule dinner with them next time.
  • Please stop texting during movies…your screen is obnoxious and you can be 4-5 rows in from of me and it will still glare in my face.
  • Turn off your alerts during the night. It’s one thing to get emergency calls int he middle of the night, that is fine. But you can decide when it too late to get FB, Twitter and other social media alerts. Shouldn’t your family take priority over you phone? Mine goes off at 6:00 pm and does not go back on til 9 am.

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21 Responses to WTFriday…Cell Phone Etiquette Please!

  1. krystel says:

    its kind of a pet peeve of mine

  2. Veronica Lee says:

    I get really, really annoyed when people text during a movie. And don’t get me started on those who talk very loudly on their cellphones!

  3. Veronica Lee says:

    I really, really get annoyed when people text during a movie! And don’t get me started on those who talk very loudly on their cellphones!

  4. Shira says:

    Ha you are so right but I should probably admit I’m guilty of one or two of those….hahah!

  5. Adriane says:

    Yes! This is a pet peeve of mine. I have my cell off or on vibrate most of the time. Friends are annoyed they can’t reach me to chat 24/7? Please – I grew up before we even had answering machines – if you called and they weren’t home it just randg and randg and you had to call back LOL

  6. Jessica Hellfritsch says:

    Honestly, so true! The one that especially bothers me is on a date or going out to eat; you’re there to spend time with that person, do it!!

  7. Jennifer Speed says:

    Totally agree …I can’t stand when people are like in a restaurant and are talking so loud that you can hear everything they are saying.

  8. @frugaliscious says:

    definitely very important i always make sure that i practice what i believe others should do as well specially when they are in public areas.

  9. Trish F says:

    I think cell phone etiquette is a losing battle. I don’t have high hopes of people getting a clue. So came the cell phones, so went the manners.

  10. Susan Broughton says:

    I agree your ideas of etiquette. It seems like when people started purchasing and using cell phones they lost all rules of courtesy and common sense. I wish there was a class everyone had to take to buy their first cell phone and then periodically after that, to remind people the right way to talk and handle their cell phone.

  11. Karen Matlock says:

    I sooo agree! People think their lives are so interesting that everyone should listen to their conversations. I don’t care!

  12. M.Clark says:

    I agree, talk in a normal tone of voice, we don’t want to hear your conversation!! Better yet, tell them you’ll call them back and wait until you’re someplace private then return the call.

  13. Piroska says:

    It’s definitely a pet peeve of mine–people and their cell phones. I know people that even take it to the bathroom…and TALK while doing their business. Yuck!

  14. Gwen B. says:

    Huge pet peeve of mine! I feel like I’m being made to listen to a one-sided conversation between two people I don’t care about quite against my will.

  15. rebeccabasset says:

    I agree! Thanks for the Etiquette Post! I think most People should agree with this especially during a Movie at the Theater.

  16. Kristelle says:

    These are definitely etiquette practices that need to happen!

  17. ANN*H says:

    I agree with all of those. I also hate that you get a call back from the person you made when dialing the wrong number and they are like who are you? why are you calling me ? what do you want ? etc. sorry but I dialed an incorrect nu. thats all. And who wants to stand in a store and listen to your gab sessions on the phone , dont you care that anyone and everyone can hear what your saying – guess not

  18. Jasmine P says:

    I totally agree that people should be following these!

  19. Maria Iemma says:

    I commented earlier and my post did not show. Anyway, I make my family and friends leave their cell phones in a pretty basket when we are having dinner. I am so tired of everyone being connected 24-7

  20. Maria Iemma says:

    I have a rule in my house, when we are at dinner or entertaining friends cell phones are left in a pretty basket by my front door and are not retrieved until it is time to leave or in the case of the family when dinner ends. I am so tired of being ‘connected’ 24-7

  21. maya says:

    i agree with everything 🙂

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