By the title, I hope that– *ring ring ring*
Oh I’m sorry, I forgot I was talking, my phone went off and I just had to take it. Let me finish my opening statement. I hope that it is obvious where I am going with this pet peeve. Simply put, cell phones are a major nuisance and addiction that cannot be stopped! Where do I see cell phones?
In schools. In offices. In cars. In malls. In fastfood establishments. In restaurants. On the streets. On the bus. In toilet stalls. (hear, not see, just to clear that up right now) The list goes to infinite places. Here’s a good question, what conversation can one possibly be having for it NOT to be interrupted by the body’s removal of waste? Also, does it not disturb the person on the other line if they hear a KAPLOP followed by the unraveling of a toilet paper roll, then completed by a flush? I know I would be.
Another question. Do human beings watch too many Marvel movies and feel they themselves are superheros and untouchable to death? Nearly everyone, especially stupid teenagers, have the mind set that the “impossible” won’t possibly happen to them while they text and drive. Again, that text can’t possibly wait? Aren’t there enough stupid people eating, shaving, painting their nails, reading books while driving to look out for? PUT THE PHONE DOWN.
Hang on, gotta send out a text…
Where was I? uhhhh oh that’s right, I can’t remember because the person who isn’t presently here is more important and worth the continuous interruption. Don’t worry, I can multi-task (everyone else can perfectly, right!?)
Cellphones have reached a point of reliance that people are unsure of how to function without one! I myself can go days without a phone and basically do. I get into trouble because people only know how to reach others on cellphones, so that makes me unreachable, and that just freaks people out!
I find it sad that places, such as Subway, have to have signs teaching people proper etiquette by NOT being on their cellphones while ordering. Doctor offices have to have multiple signs everywhere, too because people don’t have the sense or manners to put their phone down to accomplish another task. I could only imagine, *guy on a cellphone during a physical* “Hang on one second, Bob *cough cough* okay, you were saying?”
These menaces are on the top of my list for greatest pet peeve. I cannot talk to someone with their undivided attention between me and the many other people they’re texting while browsing Facebook. I also cannot go anywhere without hearing someone on their phones, including the ladies room. Plus, how lovely is it to sit on a crowded bus grumpy and tired in the morning and having to deal with some loud and obnoxious home girl calling up her home slice about how her so called boo cheated on her with her so called bestie. LIKE OMG! (in a preppy voice) STFU! (now in a preppy and annoyed voice).
My way of solving the problem, or at least making me feel better about it and what I know my mother sure does enjoy doing–flushing the toilet repeatedly in the stall next door, or as my sister does, make gross bodily noises with your mouth, hands, arms, whatever. For other places, make sure you have an extremely obscure conversation that the person they’re talking to can hear. Keep in mind that annoyed and angry looking stares do nothing these days, you have to be creative. Hmm, what else? If there’s something you do, comment and let me know!
*ring ring ring* Whoops, gotta go! Hello?…