What about screaming toddlers and yappers?
It is funny how the same people who get all indignant about people using cell phones in "inappropriate places" (anywhere they can hear them, apparently) and make a stink about a topic such as this, but would never lift a finger towards the parents who don't control their savage, screaming toddlers who kick the seat in front of them, people who feel the need for endless small talk, or the pilots who make long winded announcements to say that everything's fine in the cockpit. Let's keep things in perspective here: it is not fair to be hostile to someone on a cell phone where that same conversation to a person next to them, or even to themselves (a common occurrence when you take the bus to work) would otherwise be acceptable. Granted, if someone is being a loud jerk on their phone, deal with them appropriately. Every mobile phone user on the planet is not responsible for one person's lack of consideration. So what if you just remembered something important at work and need to call someone? Are you going to risk losing something important because of the oversensitive passengers around you? If it is short and quiet, your complaints are more of a disturbance than the call itself. Besides, the people who have poor cell phone etiquette wouldn't obey your little "no cell phone" rules anyway, and probably wouldn't give a hoot about your huffy indignation either.
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