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    My new favorite nitwits --- people who use their cellphones for texting or playing games during a movie.
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    So are these people tend to be in a group of other people or by themselves?

    While I am part of Twitter I normally don't enable the service as a day to day kind of thing. While my cellphone is noramlly on during a movie I don't recieve calls, I think only once did I get a incoming text message during a movie but the notification is kind of brief.

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    when folks like that are sitting close to me, I have no problem with telling them to put the phones away. Of course, according to some folks on HT I'm not very nice so I guess that kind of fits my "profile" huh? I just get really tired of stupid inconsiderate folks.

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    It's the glare of their screens that's bothersome. In the darkness of a theater, it can be blinding. Perhaps they think because they're not "talking" on their cellphones, they're not really using them. If I'm close enough, I just tell 'em they're being rude. It's usually enough.
    Last edited by buzz1941; January 1st, 2009 at 09:58 PM.
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    talking on ur cell while ur at the gym RUNNNING on the TREADMILL....

    inside i hope to god they trip and hurt themselves.. sorry but they just look plain S.T.U.P.I.D. !!!!!! and it'll teach them right to use their cells in a gym.... shouldnt be allowed !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by legal_secretary_in_mtl View Post
    and it'll teach them right to use their cells in a gym.... shouldnt be allowed !!!
    Some gyms have rules against having cell phones visible. I think the concern is the built-in cameras. But it doesn't seem to be enforced too well at the one I attend.

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    Why all the aggression towards cellphone users? If someone wants to waste their $10 movie ticket by playing with their phone for 2 hours, I'm not mad at them... I feel sorry for them!
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    *smiles @ turtlegirl* seeking penance wishes you a happy new year

    really is consideration....if you think about it.....no agression whatsoever....yet with the $10.00 I pay I would.....want to watch the movie without distraction..... it is more of a nuisance......

    i politely tell them........

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlegirl View Post
    Why all the aggression towards cellphone users? If someone wants to waste their $10 movie ticket by playing with their phone for 2 hours
    Because it distrubes the rest of the audience who paid the same amount of money to watch a movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
    Because it distrubes the rest of the audience who paid the same amount of money to watch a movie.
    Exactly. If you wanna play with your cellphone in a movie, sit in the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buzz1941 View Post
    My new favorite nitwits --- people who use their cellphones for texting during a movie.
    I must admit & confess to this , my hubby & I were in a movie earlier today, I normally don't answer cellphones, (especially voiced once), but this one perhaps could be different, bu it was only for less than a minute.

    My deaf friend asked me what I was doing? I suppose she wanted to hang out with me with other of our friends, so I told her (in short) "Nothing my hubby home today. Now watching a movie", & reply, that she would go with 2 of our friends to ward, then I said. "ok".

    Cuz, I know that she would probably keep texting me until I reply, so best to reply & cut the texting to a minimum, & continued watching my movie.

    I figure, I try to have an exception since I have a deaf friend, & another that is hard of hearing & they both text me from time to time.

    If its not a deaf friend then I would let it go, unless they put a 911 emergency on the text to answer the voice messages that was left for me,
    then I would step out to listen :-).

    Other than that, I would just leave it on vibrate, unlike some other people in the theater who just LOVES to hear their phone ring, with no regards to others around them being in a theater .

    PUT IT ON VIBRATE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!. GAWD!!. Don't let it ring loud in a theater !!.
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    I was on the bus one day & heard this young man complaining that he didn't like his cell phone because it rang all the time. Guess he didn't realize that all phones have an on/off switch.

    Cell phones are a part of our lives now, a necessity for most of us. However, there are times when they should just be turned off - a movie theatre is one of those places.
    Most of us don't really need to be "connected" 24/7 and we all have voice mail on our phones (or saved text messages). If I can't disconnect myself for the time it takes to watch a movie, then I really need to re-think my life priorities.

    Cell phones can be very intrusive and folks can be really rude with their usage. It really does come down to just good manners and common sense. I don't have the right to intrude MY cell phone usage into YOUR space. and the reverse is also true.

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    This seems to be a universal problem. It will continue to get much worse, before it gets better, I fear. Even though the theater plays a short film about requesting the cellphones be turned off, ushers don't do anything about the careless offenders. Tell the managers on the way out too! They might ask the ushers to do their jobs.

    Another similar thing... I have a wireless internet connection on my laptop, and any microwaves, cellphone airwaves in the next room or my front yard, or the like, cause my computer to sit and stall til the offending radio/mircowaves stop transmitting (don't know if I'm using the right terms, but you get it?) No biggie, usually.

    NOW, let's carry that quirky circumstance to a life or death situation: I seemed to spend a lot of time in the hospital emergency rooms last year, with various relatives. All over these ER rooms and at the entrance doors, big signs were requiring cell phones to be turned off, as they interfere with the medical equipment. NO ONE seem to give a care, and just chatted away, and loudly. I was flabbergasted! Would you like to be the one responsible for a life-saving machine to fail, due to your blabbing away about dinner plans with the friend? And what if it was your loved one in jeopardy?

    We are morphing into a narcissistic world, where it's all about ME, and each generation gives us a new way to be selfish and inconsiderate. Back to old fashioned values, as we move forward with the boon of technology, please. Manners never go out of style.

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    Turn it OFF for a couple of hours. Jeez.

    Oh, and there are the people who have their cells on speaker phone and stand there yelling into the phone, generally in a public place, and we can hear both sides of the conversation. Last time I suggested to someone who was doing that that they were being loud, he yelled at me that I was interrupting a private conversation. This was in line at a bank.

    On the other hand, people with Bluetooth headsets who walk down the street jabbering and gesturing merely appear crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buzz1941 View Post
    On the other hand, people with Bluetooth headsets who walk down the street jabbering and gesturing merely appear crazy.
    And some of those people aren't even wearing a working earpiece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Composite 2992 View Post
    And some of those people aren't even wearing a working earpiece.
    OMG!!.lol. don't get me started on that.lol.

    (my hubby is a taxi driver), he had a guy in his cab, yacking away on a corded cellphone earpiece, I think he thought he was a stockbroker or something.lol.

    Covered his speaker, & said that 'he is making this guy a millionair", continued talking away.

    Once he got out to pay his fare, my hubby noticed that the earpiece wasn't even connected to the phone , & he told the guy, I'm sure you would have made him some money if only your corded earpiece was connected to your phone. So the guy looked back at him, & looked at his cellphone, & bolted (right after paying his fare).lol. LMAO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    OMG!!.lol. don't get me started on that.lol.

    (my hubby is a taxi driver), he had a guy in his cab, yacking away on a corded cellphone earpiece, I think he thought he was a stockbroker or something.lol.

    Covered his speaker, & said that 'he is making this guy a millionair", continued talking away.

    Once he got out to pay his fare, my hubby noticed that the earpiece wasn't even connected to the phone , & he told the guy, I'm sure you would have made him some money if only your corded earpiece was connected to your phone. So the guy looked back at him, & looked at his cellphone, & bolted (right after paying his fare).lol. LMAO.
    that's a darn shame.....a funny shame - LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by buzz1941 View Post
    Turn it OFF for a couple of hours. Jeez.

    Oh, and there are the people who have their cells on speaker phone and stand there yelling into the phone, generally in a public place, and we can hear both sides of the conversation. Last time I suggested to someone who was doing that that they were being loud, he yelled at me that I was interrupting a private conversation. This was in line at a bank.
    I would just look at those kind of people, like this ---> & give a big sigh.lol.


    I was inside a public transit (bus) one time, & had a chick sitting down yacking really loud on her cellphone (from one sided conversation), it was a long trip for everyone too. The driver finally had it with her loud talking & kicked her out (nicely,ofcourse.lol), once she left, the inside of the bus was finaly so quiet!. thankgoodness, too. sheeesh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeking Penance View Post
    that's a darn shame.....a funny shame - LOL
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    There are times when it really gets on my nerves, like at the movies or in the bathroom, especially in the stalls- big pet peeve. But other times, it really cracks me up to listen in on other peoples' conversations. And I don't consider this rude. You started a phone conversation in front of me- I'm going to listen to it, especially if I have nothing better to do, like when I'm waiting in line or getting my nails done.

    Note: I do this only when it's stuff like, "OMG Tiffanie, he was like, SO cute. No, what did he say? NO, LIKE TELL ME!!! Whatever! Whatever you!"

    But if they're super-annoying, all you really have to do is pretend you're a little too much into their conversation, and then make little comments about their conversations or laugh along, or be like, "She didn't!" It usually irritates the offender enough that they end the conversation or go away and it amuses the other people in line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surlygirly View Post
    There are times when it really gets on my nerves, like at the movies or in the bathroom, especially in the stalls- big pet peeve. But other times, it really cracks me up to listen in on other peoples' conversations. And I don't consider this rude. You started a phone conversation in front of me- I'm going to listen to it, especially if I have nothing better to do, like when I'm waiting in line or getting my nails done.

    Note: I do this only when it's stuff like, "OMG Tiffanie, he was like, SO cute. No, what did he say? NO, LIKE TELL ME!!! Whatever! Whatever you!"

    But if they're super-annoying, all you really have to do is pretend you're a little too much into their conversation, and then make little comments about their conversations or laugh along, or be like, "She didn't!" It usually irritates the offender enough that they end the conversation or go away and it amuses the other people in line.
    LMFAO it is good to know I am not the only one who does that surlygirly.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by surlygirly View Post
    There are times when it really gets on my nerves, like at the movies or in the bathroom, especially in the stalls- big pet peeve. But other times, it really cracks me up to listen in on other peoples' conversations. And I don't consider this rude. You started a phone conversation in front of me- I'm going to listen to it, especially if I have nothing better to do, like when I'm waiting in line or getting my nails done.
    OR, how about they go in the stall, & do their thing, then start up a conversation with their cellphone to their friends or whoever, then you think they are talking to you. : lol. then later after a while, you realized they are not talking to you rather on their cell phone instead . sheesh.lol.

    Note: I do this only when it's stuff like, "OMG Tiffanie, he was like, SO cute. No, what did he say? NO, LIKE TELL ME!!! Whatever! Whatever you!"

    But if they're super-annoying, all you really have to do is pretend you're a little too much into their conversation, and then make little comments about their conversations or laugh along, or be like, "She didn't!" It usually irritates the offender enough that they end the conversation or go away and it amuses the other people in line.
    NOW, that's funny . I should remember that, the next time I have the same situation happen to me. lol. Thanks. :-).
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowbird View Post
    All over these ER rooms and at the entrance doors, big signs were requiring cell phones to be turned off, as they interfere with the medical equipment.

    I used to remember seeing these signs at the hospital, but in the past year when I've went to the emergency room, I didn't see any signs forbidding cell phones, and I even asked if it would be alright to use one and the nurse said ok.

    I try to use my cell phone minimally in public, because I'm the sort of person who will go into another room when I receive a phone call. It doesn't matter who I'm talking to or what about, I really don't want people listening in on my phone conversations, and I'm honestly surprised how other people will talk about the most intimate or embarrassing things in public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    I must admit & confess to this , my hubby & I were in a movie earlier today, I normally don't answer cellphones, (especially voiced once), but this one perhaps could be different, but it was only for less than a minute.
    Probably a long minute to the people behind you blinded by the cellphone light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buzz1941 View Post
    Oh, and there are the people who have their cells on speaker phone and stand there yelling into the phone, generally in a public place, and we can hear both sides of the conversation.
    On the other hand, people with Bluetooth headsets who walk down the street jabbering and gesturing merely appear crazy.
    I smile at them, just like I'm enjoying a stand-up comedian or a street performer. Or if we're trapped in line or at the airport departure lounge (or even on the freakin' plane) and they say something particularly interesting, I pull out a piece of paper and start taking notes. Lots of eye contact to let them know how much I'm enjoying their performance.

    If these talkers were being yelled at by their boss or their spouse, would they put it on speaker and bark away? Presumably they'd have the ability to mutter into the handset and try to keep everything quiet. So why be rude during their other conversations?

    As for the blinking Bluetooth earpieces... I think their wearers would stop doing that if they'd watch a few episodes of the Star Trek Borg characters.
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