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originally posted by: soulpowertothendegree
You may consider this a rant, but it is not. My spouse was telling me today about a situation where a customer was giving them an order while on the phone and did not even remember what they had ordered and the customer behind them got annoyed and said get out of the way, the person on the phone ignored them and continued to stand in the way while still on the phone, my spouse asked the other customer what they wanted and proceeded to get it for them, the customer on the phone got irate and told my spouse they were going to get the manager.
While the jerk went to find the manager, 10 customers got service and when the manager came over several of the customers applauded the service they had just received. Later that day a sign was posted for all to see, No Service For Customers On Phones!
Aside from the obvious places like driving and school zones where would you post this sign?
Ever been in the line at a particular place and the person in front of you is on their phone text messaging or talking and the clerk is standing there waiting to take care of them?
Ever been at the movies and somebody is on their phone?
Technology has its place and I am grateful to have the ability to stay in touch, just a bit ridiculous how rude people can be though.
If I were the clerk, I would ignore the person on their phone and help the next customer.
If I were in the movie I would tell the person to quit being so selfish.
I do not want to be eating dinner next to some jerk and have to listen to their drama.
I do not want to be in the doctors office listening to a conversation about trivial BS.
You know what I do? I will stand there in front of someone and listen to their conversation and wait for them to say, "excuse me this is private", so I can tell them, "they are in public". If you do not want me to listen then get lost. Do not expect me to shut my ears.
I will turn around at a restaurant and stare at someone until they give me a dirty look, "do you mind?", no not if you don't mind me picking my nose and flicking it at you?
They want to be rude, I can be rude back.
Have some common courtesy. Get the hell off your phone and join the real world in front of you, you know, the one where you are taking a public space and making it your own private conversation, where you expect everyone around you to respect your privacy, respect is a 2 way street and those of you using your phone in public have no right to privacy and I will not let you have it while I am forced to deal with it.
originally posted by: KnightFire
How about a public restroom.