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Old 01-06-2020, 10:02 AM
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Went to a CC restaurant the other day, a person brings her phone over to a friend and then starts playing a loud video to her friend--the Admiral told her, to not play her phone next to her

She complained about us being rude & being from NY

When you're in a restaurant, you're not in the privacy of your home
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Old 01-06-2020, 10:07 AM
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Went to a CC restaurant the other day, a person brings her phone over to a friend and then starts playing a loud video to her friend--the Admiral told her, to not play her phone next to her

She complained about us being rude & being from NY

When you're in a restaurant, you're not in the privacy of your home
It isn't a continual thing here, but I do experience this at least every couple of days.

Thankfully at the store, people either have better manners or aren't tech-savvy enough to deal with the cell phone 24/7 like some folks do.

But up north when I was working front end in retail, people would actually ask ME to hold on a minute while they finished their call. I'd tell them to take all the time they need - at the end of the line.

Folks, check your priorities. Do you need the whopper junior with cheese, or do you need to tell your kids to clean up their rooms before daddy gets home? Pick one, and handle it. Then pick the other.
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Old 01-06-2020, 10:09 AM
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Went to a CC restaurant the other day, a person brings her phone over to a friend and then starts playing a loud video to her friend--the Admiral told her, to not play her phone next to her

She complained about us being rude & being from NY

When you're in a restaurant, you're not in the privacy of your home
That's true of everyone in the restaurant. Which means sometimes you have to tolerate the actions of others.
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Old 01-06-2020, 10:11 AM
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--the Admiral told her, to not play her phone next to her.

She complained about us being rude & being from NY
It sounds like you and the Admiral caused her more discomfort than she caused you. That means you won the confrontation.

Good for you and the Admiral.
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Cell phones are the reason that I never ever go to the movies.
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I’m with the Admiral on this. Lower the volume on your device! Or use ear buds, headphones etc.
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LOT'S of folks like to use the speaker (on highest level of course) on their cell rather than the built in ear piece often because of hearing issues. Sitting at Starbucks yesterday there were like 4 tables doing that. At least you get to hear BOTH sides of the conversation. Quite annoying. I remember when the "walkie-talkie (Nextel)" cell phones were big and before each person talked you'd get a loud BEEEEEP. Thank heaven that died.
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LOT'S of folks like to use the speaker . . . At least you get to hear BOTH sides of the conversation. . . .
That's happened to me and the devil on my shoulder tempted me to join in the conversation -- but I did not. Probably a wise decision but I bet it would really drive home the point that they are publicly broadcasting their conversation.
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So many times I have observed people in restaurants with their nose buried in the cell phone totally ignoring their friend/spouse who wasn't looking at their cell phone. Talk about rude, why did you go out to eat with that person if you spend all your time with your cell phone?

Wife and I were at Cracker Barrel having dinner one night. A passenger bus stopped in the parking lot and about 40 high school age kids came in to eat. I watched 2 boys and 2 girls set at a table and immediately pulled out their phones and started reading whatever completely ignoring each other. When the server came to take their orders they looked up long enough to say what they wanted and then right back to their phones. When their food came they ate with one hand and held their phone with the other. During the whole time they were at the table I don't think they spoke a dozen words to each other. The irony of this, the bus had a banner on the side stating that this was a high school debating team. Can you do text debates?

A good friend of my wife always talked on her cell phone when they went out to eat. Finally my wife politely told her that if her phone was more important than her she wouldn't be going to lunch with her anymore. Her friend decided that her phone wasn't all that important. Its pathetic how a phone rules their lives.
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So many times I have observed people in restaurants with their nose buried in the cell phone totally ignoring their friend/spouse who wasn't looking at their cell phone. Talk about rude, why did you go out to eat with that person if you spend all your time with your cell phone?

Wife and I were at Cracker Barrel having dinner one night. A passenger bus stopped in the parking lot and about 40 high school age kids came in to eat. I watched 2 boys and 2 girls set at a table and immediately pulled out their phones and started reading whatever completely ignoring each other. When the server came to take their orders they looked up long enough to say what they wanted and then right back to their phones. When their food came they ate with one hand and held their phone with the other. During the whole time they were at the table I don't think they spoke a dozen words to each other. The irony of this, the bus had a banner on the side stating that this was a high school debating team. Can you do text debates?

A good friend of my wife always talked on her cell phone when they went out to eat. Finally my wife politely told her that if her phone was more important than her she wouldn't be going to lunch with her anymore. Her friend decided that her phone wasn't all that important. Its pathetic how a phone rules their lives.
...and affects the quality of life of everybody/anybody nearby.

PHONE ZOMBIES!!
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Talking about Zombies, remember when there were weekly serials in your local movie theater--Buck Rogers in the 25th century, with Buster Crabbe, in one episode there were "mind control" helmets, they are here now--but they are hand held
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Old 01-07-2020, 07:25 AM
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Make it about sex . real loud. How good it is as a threesome . embarass the crap out of her .
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People are addicted to text and their phone. It is a very real addiction. Watch the next time you are at a traffic light. Light turns red, 10 cars stop, at least eight heads will drop to their phones. And because of it, when the light changes at least a couple will not look up and a huge gap occurs between cars so only 4 get through the light. So six sit there and wait for the next light wasting gas and contributing to CO2 emissions. This country wastes 55 million barrels of fuel a year because of texting at traffic lights.

Than there is the movie and restaurant issues noted above. People are addicted to their phones. How did we survive before cell phones? Remember the 80's? BCP? Before Cell Phones? Some folks had those built into your car, but it was the exception not the rule.
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you must be so proud of the admiral for standing up for you.
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