Sunday, June 11, 2006
Lend Me Your Ears - Just Ranting...
I don’t quite understand how people can walk around everywhere with their cellphone earpiece attached like they are somehow born equipped with it already. I think they are wonderful inventions but I also think that people tend to go overboard with such things.
I mean – voicemails are meant to catch missed calls, right? Is it always that important that we have to carry it everywhere? I know that I completely get annoyed with people that instantly pick up their calls in the middle of our conversation. I get annoyed with people that talk to their cell speakerphone in public. And I certainly get annoyed with people that doesn’t turn off or lower their ringers in places such as restaurants, theatres, library etc. What happened to etiquettes?
For instance, this weekend I was grocery shopping and there was a Mom and Dad with their toddler sitting in the cart. Both parents were sporting their bluetooth earpieces. The Dad was walking behind the Mom and Toddler while talking loudly and animatedly with obviously a good buddy about the ongoing Soccer World Cup on the phone. As the Mom busied herself with the shopping list, her cellphone rang and she automatically picked up her call. She laughed her way throughout the aisle with someone on the phone with her baby just sitting. On their way out the grocery store, I overheard the Mom telling her husband “I’m so glad we took her out to shop with us, she’s been so cooped up inside the house, and I noticed that she was soooo bored”. Huh? Pfft! I on the other hand was way to nosy to be noticing, maybe I need one of those earpieces to keep me occupied and mind my own business. hehe
So what's your take on this earpiece matter?