When this posts I'll be getting ready for granddaughter's wedding, but someone who commented on my blog about smiles, made me think about this subject. What on earth is so important to talk about that you have to have your phone plugged into your ear while your shopping? And what makes you think I care about what your granny did or someone's husband when I'm two aisles over? Why do people talk so loud into their cellphones?
Even stranger is when you are in an airport and an obvious business man discusses what sound quite important in a voice that can heard all over. What about business secrets? Aren't they afraid someone might steal that highly confidential plan that they just let 100 plus strangers know about?
I don't even know my own cell number, I always have to look it up. I don't turn my phone on until I need to use it or I want to read my email. I don't want people calling me to chat when I'm taking care of business in town. If it's important they can leave a message for me at home. Oh, yes, my family has my number, and if I'm on a trip I'll have my phone on most of the time. If I don't, whoever calls can leave a message and I'll get back to them. If I'm not at home, I probably can't do whatever it is they want anyway.
When I'm visiting with folks in person, riding with them in a car, or out to lunch with them, I think it's rude when they answer the phone and carry on a lengthy conversation while I'm sitting there twiddling my thumbs. If I'm not as important as the person on the phone, why did you ask me to come to lunch? I could've found someone else to spend time with who would enjoy just talking to me.
End of rant. I think cell phones are fantastic for emergencies and certainly helpful when you want honey to bring something home on the way from work, but goodness spare us the rest of the time.
Marilyn, who is looking forward to a great day.