Cell Phone users can be so RUDE!
Why speak to a stranger?
The Rude Texter
I know this has happened to many of you out there, you go out with someone, or invite friends over and you're company is second best to a texter!
Cell phones are a great invention, and it's great to know, since I do have a son who is a trucker, I love the fact he has a cell phone that is not his work phone and I can call to see where he is, how he's doing.
For those starting to scream in your seats, :) please note that my son uses an ear piece so his hands are on the wheel and he's paying full attention to both weigh stations, other cars, his boss on CB! We've even hung up before if he's in traffic, just so he don't have to worry about concentrating on more than driving. He's a very safe trucker! But it gives mom some relief knowing he's ok!
With that aside, what I really want to talk about here is "The Rude Texter." The cell part in a bit!
Yes I do have a cell, and I am very courteous with using it. If it blings that I've received a text, and I'm with a friend, I only glance at it to see if it's from family. My dad is 87 and his health issues astound us all the time, but still we fear that dreaded call, so that's why we do check!
Let's focus here on that rude TEXTER!
I had a friend (?) invite me to spend the night at her house to help her get moved in her new place. While I did go to her house, and help unpack a few boxes and put things up, she spent the entire time, even ALL NIGHT texting with her boyfriend. Why not just talk it out and spend time with someone who came to help? I don't know, I just know a lot of people today take the use of a cell phone and texting to a high level in their lives, and it's taking away other things in life that they would need to know. Since this girl is younger than my son, I think she kind of looks up to me because her mother, really isn't a good role model. So she tells me things and does try to learn, although sometimes I know she's not listening because she's waiting for the text to come back to her. She makes me feel very used, and I've had to tell her so. :(
I suppose the thing about a texter is at least she's a young person addicted to texting when there's a plethora of other things out there kids can get into! lol. So I'm glad for that. ;)
- BUT, I DO ALWAYS THINK YOU SHOULD POINT OUT TO A PERSON WHO IS BEING RUDE TO YOU WITH THEIR CELL PHONE! IF THEY ARE YOUR FRIEND, THEY WILL UNDERSTAND, BUT IF THEY ARE YOUR VERY GOOD FRIEND, THEY WOULDN'T DO IT IN THE FIRST PLACE, OR AT LEAST EXCUSE THEMSELVES WITH A VALID REASON YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND. :)
- Things can be said nicely, and texting can be short to the point, and not interrupting your conversation or visitation with someone else! Stick up for yourself, don't let someone take advantage of you by ignoring you while they text.
Who can hear who?
When is it acceptable?
When I look to the group of cell users in the photo I think, is that ok? People rushing off to work, taking their break to call home, chatting with a family member, lover? Regardless of who it is, is it acceptable in a public place?
I think it'd be fine, well, if you're a bit more spread out than this group. It'd be hard to concentrate on your own call, and the person you called is hearing a bunch of jibberish going on in the background. No reason for that to bother. People in the work place sometimes need and want to touch base at home. Check with babysitters, older children, etc. I think that's ok, and I think it's great for family values. So in that instance I think the invention of cell phones are great.
On a long trip, or ride home alone, it's handy for a mom who might have broken down on the road, she can easily call for a tow, or home, but get some kind of help! Even our men, it's nice to get a call from them if they're going to be late for dinner (and can't find a real phone lol) or even giving someone a lift home. That's when a cell comes in handy, knowing where our kids, and all family members are safe and in place!
Just try not to be rude!
To wrap this up, I think it's ok to use your cell, even in public, as long as you're being safe, and you're not being rude. They're a great invention, even for kids. Mothers have worried where their children/teens are, workers alerting families they'll be late, so many reasons to own one. If you're considering getting one, or already have one, please take rudness into consideration.
Also if you're wondering if you should get your little one a cell phone, they make some great ones that are safe for kids, you can find all that information at one very informed hub on cells for children's hub at: http://hubpages.com/hub/Best-Cell-Phones-For-Children
Thanks, and good luck!