Skip to comments.Kim Komando: 10 Commandments For Mobile Manners
Posted on 07/14/2012 11:13:55 AM PDT by EveningStar
1. Thou shalt give top priority to those who are with you. Listen intently when you are with friends, family members and coworkers. When you constantly check messages, you send the message that other people and things are more important to you.
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I disagree. If I didn’t have my iPhone, my Freep time would be drastically lacking.
Here’s my confusion. If I’m in a situation where it is fine to talk to a companion who is physically present with me, why would anyone presume to object if I talk to that person on the phone? I don’t shout into a phone so my voice volume is unchanged. It seems people are looking for a reason to complain.
Because that person is *not* physical present - and others are.
There’s a difference.
Pardon me, but that’s not my problem. If it bothers others, that’s their problem. Freedom of speech gives me the right to, courteously, speak to others. Defining courtesy as a function of their physical location is just irrational
And if you decide to talk on the cellphone in the bathroom while I’m taking a dump, I reserve the right to rip the loudest possible fart I can.
Good rules for all, young and old. After all, it is common etiquette.
Cool! I forgot about Kim. I used to go her site all the time back in the day. I guess...I’m getting old.
If it bothers others, those who are choosing to spend time with you - in person -then you’re being discourteous to your guests. Or you are a discourteous guest.
You can of course choose not to associate with those who share this view of good manners.
I’m not talking about guests in my home I’m talking about situations such as I’m eating alone at a restaurant counter and strangers next to me object. Or I’m at a ball game and strangers object. I’ve been in both situations and it’s amazing that they converse with companions, at the same voice volume level but object to the use of a phone.
I’m sorry then. We’re talking about two different situations.
I was thinking about the situation in the article:
1. Thou shalt give top priority to those who are with you. Listen intently when you are with ** friends, family members and coworkers***
And you were talking about strangers.
Although not specifically mentioned in these “commandments” I agree with your objection. I’ve never understood why it’s become “discourteous” to carry on a conversation on the phone in public (when only strangers are one’s “company”), especially the growing trend among business owners to demand their customers not talk on a phone while shopping and/or paying for a purchase.
A business owner has the right to demand that of course, but it has no basis in rational thought. I’m “sorry” such people demand my full attention at the cash register, but trust me, I am fully capable of making a purchase and talking on a phone at the same time, just as if my friend on the phone were physically present with me.
It’s as you said: it’s as if some are just looking for something to complain about.
>>but trust me, I am fully capable of making a purchase and talking on a phone at the same time, just as if my friend on the phone were physically present with me.
Based on my experience being in line behind such people, this is NOT true for the vast majority of cell phone users. I have no problem with these rules by businesses and applaud them for it. Pause your conversation, single task for a minute, complete your transaction, and get the he** out of the way. Then carry on your conversation.
K.Komando ripped off emily post.
The rules have changed, common courtesy and common sense still rule.
we live in a 24hr business cycle. If someone has to take a call and THEN step out it is totally fine.
It is just the social calls that can wait.
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