I do some consulting work at Elgin Office Equipment downtown. A girl walked into the store talking on her cell phone one afternoon.
A salesman smiled and approached her. She smiled back, waved him off and continued to talk on her phone.
She walked all through the store apparently “just looking.” She never said a word to us, just continued on with her phone. After a couple minutes, she walked out the door. No hi or bye, just in and out. Rude ya think?
A few weeks ago, I was standing in line at CVS in Clifton, wanted to buy a pack of cigarettes. The guy ahead of me had a few items to purchase. As he put his stuff on the counter, he was talking on his cell phone.
He never missed a beat, didn’t talk to the woman ringing him up, never looked at her – just handed her the money and walked out of the store – talking on this fucking cell phone. Again, rude.
I had one for awhile, but soon gave it up. I just don’t need to be in constant communication with anyone.
Educate me. What’s so great about a cell phone? Does it give you an excuse to not talk to people you meet? Is talking on a cell phone constantly a reason not to be polite to other people?
(Photo of very attractive girl talking on her fucking cell phone from photo.net)