Thursday, August 23, 2007

Rant and Roll

Today, I was planning a big rant about people using their cellphones in an office environment, and how rude it is when they don't know how to put it on silent, or use an 'inside voice' when they are on the cellphone, or the "speaker phone". Either way, they are oblivious to the fact that there are others around them trying to get some work done, and that they are not, in fact, the only person in the office.

I was also going to say that we, the others not constantly on the phone, who are trying to concentrate, are not interested in hearing the details of your private affairs, we don't want to know about your divorce proceedings, we don't want to hear you yelling at your child to finish her chores or else, and we really don't enjoy your less than amusing choices of ring tones. All this stuff should be 'personal stuff' and kept out of the office. That is, unless you have your own private office with sound proof walls, but that is not the case.

No respect anywhere to be found.

Yes, I was going to rant about that but I have officially run out of mental, emotional and physical energy for the day.

Articles about annoying cellphone use (guess ya better remember that someone can always hear you, and might wish they could crack you over the skull):

Click to read "Nuisance or Necessity"
Click to read Overheard Cell Phone Conversations
Read "Cellphones In The Workplace Are Driving Us Crazy <-my favorite

I am not sure what to do for tomorrow's "Full Frontal Friday". I would be glad to consider suggestions, if anyone has one. If not, we'll just see I guess... See you guys tomorrow, hopefully.


Beefcake Almighty said...

If you really want to get your point across, whenever they finally get off the phone, act like you are on the phone talking loudly about uncontrollable bodily functions, where you buried that body, and what kind of drugs are going to be at your party.

It helps to make goat noises too.

awaiting said...

I don't have a cellphone.

They are the devil.

Ok...not really, but that's what I like to tell myself.

her indoors said...

should be complusory to switch phones off whilst at work, yeah like thats going to happen!