"Blaming cellphones for peoples' rude behavior" is your connotation, NOT mine. But, cell phones certainly are a vehicle for it. I blame the lack of a proper upbringing for peoples' rude behavior. The HOME is where education should really start. Why wait for the nanny-state to do it for you??? THAT is the root of the lack of education that you speak of - parents being too d4mned lazy to raise their own kids properly and waiting for the nanny-state to do it! After all, it's much easier to make them than to raise them properly once they are here.