Should you answer it?
If you are in the check-out line at the grocery store, dress shop or book place.... NO!
Charging through traffic on a six-lane expressway.... NO!
In the car with your kids.... NO!
Pulling through the drive thru at McDonald's.... NO!
Halfway through the a film at the movie theater.... NO!
Last week I was shipping a package at the UPS store. A small sign sits on the counter that says: "If you are talking on your phone when it is your turn to be waited upon, we will move to the next customer in line."
Bravo UPS! What's so important that you can't be polite and attentive to people around you? Surely the gossip, which is mostly what I overhear people talking about on their cell phones, can wait.
Isn't it frustrating to have to wait while someone finishes what usually amounts to a frivolous conversation.... just so the check-out person can ring them up? Isn't it annoying to hear a teenager drop the f-bomb over the phone in the milk aisle? Isn't it disgusting to watch a cell talker ignore the wait staff while they laugh loudly at their friend's jokes?
Isn't it rude?
6 months ago