Top 10 Worst Displays of Rude Mobile Phone Etiquitte
Cell Phone Ettiquette
Are you guilty of having bad mobile phone etiquette or are you one of the ones that know when not to use the phone for texting or talking while in public places , driving etc ?
As it can be very serious , a matter of life or death in cases here are the top ten worst cell phone etiquette examples
Don't text while driving
What message is so important that it is worth dying for or going to jail because of you killing someone else on the road ?
How many times do people need to be told DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE - YOU CAN KILL SOMEONE and sadly many have died on the road due to some inconsiderate person texting while driving rather than pulling over to the side of the road or waiting till they arrive at their destination .
In 2009 alone just in the U.S 5,474 people were killed due to accidents that involved distracted driving. Another 448,000 were injured.
- 995 involved reports of a cell phone as a factor. However, the number of fatalities caused by cell phone use could be much higher. For those who were injured, 24,000 involved reports of cell phone use as a distraction.
- The 30- to 39-year-old age group had the highest percentage of cell phone use in fatal crashes so it is not just the young at fault here .
worst cell phone etiquette
Never have phone on during a funeral
I really find it hard to believe that people would have their mobile phone on during a funeral as it shows so much disrespect for the family & friends of the deceased but it has been known to happen apparentlyand is very upsetting.
Real examples of Extreme bad manners
While attending a funeral this weekend, the man seated across from me ordered a pizza for pick-up on his way home from the funeral. There is never a good time to have this, or any, phone conversation at a funeral, but his timing was terrible. Just as we bowed our heads for a moment of silence and prayer, we heard, “large with pepperoni and mushrooms please.” Well, at least he said please.
One example of when not to use technology would be the actions of a newspaper reporter attending the funeral of a three-year old who was killed in a car accident. The reporter thought it would be a good idea to report the events of the funeral as they happen over Twitter.
One phone went off during a funeral service & unfortunatly the ring tone was "Staying Alive "
Turn it off at the Movies
Everyone pays good money to relax unwind & escape into a movie so to be jolted back into the real world by a mobile phone ringing is guaranteed to annoy everyone in the picture theatre .
TURN IT OFF or don't go to the movies.
Join Against Texting While Driving
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Dont be rude at the Dinner Table
If you have organised a date with friends /family or a new partner you do it because you want to sit and chat together over dinner not sit there bored while the others talk or text on their phone to people who are not there .
It has happened on dates where the couple hardly talked to each other at the table because they were both busy on their phones.
At the dinner table at home families should have quality time without mobile phones so they can enjoy each others company.
While in a crowd
Do you Talk when visiting the toilet ?
Most people think that this is one place where it is really gross to use your cell phone especially when on a business call -- how do you disguise the flush of the toilet or being one of the 855000
who has dropped their phone in the toilet ?! Ok that figure is just people in Britain never mind the rest of the world !
Heard about a story of someone who works for a mobile phone manufacturer ,being in the ladies room one day and someone in a stall next to her asking that people not flush since she was on an important call. !!
Most people would prefer not to hear a phone conversation while in the bathroom
Pay Attention to the Doctor etc
It is so rude to book an appointment at the
Spa and then spend time on your mobile rather than letting them do their job + you don't get to concentrate on what they are saying.
At school or college spend the time learning in the classroom not on your phone.
Sport & phones don't mix
While playing or watching sport is not a good time for your mobile phone to be ringing wherever you are in the world.
Nor queing at a business or shopping .
Talking loudly on a train or bus will really annoy others as well .
Learn to be brief & as quiet as you can while in public.
There are many benefits to having a mobile phone of course and lives have been saved so make sure you practice mobile phone etiquite and NEVER text while driving/
Please feel free to add a story or comments here especially if your life has been effected by any of these situations.