Hello, and welcome to my cell phone rant. I am not sure exactly when it happened, but it did happen. Phone etiquette once existed and now, has apparently been thrown out the proverbial window, perhaps it went along with the cord that used to connect the phone to the wall?
Several people who I converse with on a regular basis have the uncanny ability to continue their various texting and Facebook checking, web surfing and only the Cell God’s know what else they are doing, while simultaneously creating a farce called having a conversation with me. I try not to let it bother me… but it really does.
Look, I use my cell phone as well, but if I am in a conversation with someone I will either ignore the phone or at least excuse myself if it is something that can’t wait, ( which is less than 1 percent of the time) make the call as short as possible and apologize for the intrusion. Nowadays it seems as if common decency has gone right out with “Ma Bell” and conversations in the digital realm supersede flesh and blood! I will admit at times I have even found myself entertaining fantasy’s about ripping the offending cellular device right out off their hands and launching onto the nearest tractor-trailer laden highway I can find…. Of course I guess that would breach the rules of etiquette as well, so instead, perhaps while I’m standing there stewing, I can pull out my cell phone and see what the latest status updates on Facebook are.