Originally Posted by Dunner
Ya know what happens when you pull someone's arm away from their head, then quickly let go of it?
Tempting at times.
My elbow may or may not get startled by the loud conversations of those on cell phones in public, and jumped out in fright.
We were at an outlet mall several weeks ago. It was a clear, sunny day and a lot of people were there. This one man was walking along the outdoor sidewalk, and took a phone call. He started to slow down, swerve, stop, wander, etc. in the middle of the walkway causing a small traffic jam. I was about to walk into him... I mean walk up to him, yeah, I was about to walk up to him to say something when a woman approached him and nice and loudly said to him that if he needed to put the phone down or get out of the way. It worked, he didn't so much as reply back to her or throw a nasty face but he sure did get the heck out of everyone's way.
I used to take the commuter train to and from Boston when I worked in the city. There was a woman sitting a few rows in front of me that was yapping away at a high volume on her phone. The commuter train is not exactly quiet, but she was drowning out the sound of the train on the tracks pretty well. Somewhere in between my seat and the woman on her phone, a man started replying to her conversation as if he was the one she was talking to. He did this louder than she was speaking. She turned and snapped at him to shut up because she couldn't hear her phone. He told her he would shut up when she did. More than one person
their approval. It worked, and she didn't do it again any time she was in the same car I was in.