Sunday, February 15, 2009
I have pass the drivers that cannot maneuver through morning/evening traffic because they’re on the phone. The loud talker in line that wants everyone to hear his/her conversation. People interacting at checkout lines talking on the cell phone, no common courtesy. The bluetooth ear pieces, please, If you are that important you need to be at your desk taking care of your business.
Most of us cannot function without our phones. My first mobile phone was one that was mounted in the trunk of my car sometime around 1986/1988. At that time everyone didn’t have these gadgets and it was the show stopper for those that had one. I always had phone etiquette, was never disrespectful when others were in the car, didn’t run to the car when the horn went off, (it was hooked to the horn as a ring tone) and I kept it off most of the time. Today I keep my phone in the car (I think 12 people have my number).
Im amazed that a phone will make us do the unbelievable. The phone will make you stand outside during a tornado watches, hurricanes, floods and video the event. We put our lives in danger doing this, then we send it to the media, call all our friends and tell them ‘to watch the news that my video/picture’.
The phone distracts us from robbers and car jackers cause we are too busy talking about nothing while walking to our cars, going into the house, sitting at intersections. The phone takes away conversations in cars, everyone is on their phone talking, texting, reading e-mails. Cell phones interrupts conversations, we immediately take incoming calls, ignore the original person we were talking to, and start a new conversation with the caller, total disrespect.
Cell phones use to be the life saver for the injured or those that need help, now when someone gets shot, car accident, fires, we don’t call 911 or the police, we grab our cell phone and start taking pictures, start videoing and ignore the situation at hand.
Correct me if i'm wrong, is this the way we were raised? Not Me.