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Old 08-14-2013, 11:58 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by TonyDi View Post
When someone in public is loud on their cell phone. I have a little trick that shuts them up. I start to repeat EVERYTHING they say out loud. I become an echo. Usually when they become aware of me doing this they either hang up, or start to whisper. Works everytime!!
Have you ever had a negative reaction? I have very politely and in calm manner asked several people who were talking on their cell phones while trying to do business at a service counter or checkout if they would mind continuing their conversations after they were finished with the service agent or cashier and been given multiple tongue lashings in response.

I'm going to try the "parrot" routine and see how it works for me. I'm love to have been at Sue's house when she got home after the incident in the OP. I probably would have paid admission to watch.

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Old 08-14-2013, 02:16 PM   #16
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Two days of driving to get to a park, beautiful campsite, ducks swimming by, ahhh, peace & quiet ....

until a woman walks to my campsite and starts yapping away on her cell phone for 10 minutes .... keeps coming back several times and repeats this. Nothing I do can convince her to stop coming to my site (she says it's the best area for a cell signal).

I flagged down a park warden driving by and complained to him - he, like me, consider what she's doing as a total invasion of privacy. He eventually found her and put a stop to it.

I don't go camping to listen to other people's one-way, loud conversations on their cell phone ... I go camping to get away from all of that!

And, I love the opening for this thread.

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Old 08-25-2013, 08:38 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Dunner View Post
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.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:29 PM   #18
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As a ham radio operator I have as many as five radios in the cockpit.. Most of which do not even need to be ignored (Ok so one of em is a hand held with no batteries in it).

Many times I have chatted with fellow hams as I drive. Never had a problem Have (on occasion) had to toss the mic as some indescribable changes lanes 2" from my front bumper and of course he's never heard of turn signals.

HOWEVER... I find talking on a cell phone is a whole nuther level of distraction.. I will do that only long enough to tell the caller to HAND UP AND CALL BACK LATER. (or call back never).

Strange thing. When I had a house I also had a Teletype (Ham Radio Telletype) and I use a nearly identical teletype at work.

Once at work the other dispatcher was a ham... And we exchanged a couple paragraphs after the "Formal" business stuff was done... I noticed my posture and attitude were different when I was in"Chat Mode" as opposed to "Business Mode".

Same with the phone.. Everything is different when talking on the phone as opposed to the radio...

Strange thing, In the last few years a couple of university studies (Sorry I do not have the links) confirmed that.
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I was just in Juneau AK and watched a young woman talking with her husband back in Columbia and one of her fellow shipworkers grabbed her just before she started an open "Man Overboard" Drill. She was walking port and looking starboard and almost made the chuck.
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New game for you to try:

When you go out to eat with a group have everybody put their cell phones in the middle of the table.

The first one that answers their cell phone has to pay.

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Old 08-27-2013, 07:04 AM   #21
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New game for you to try:

When you go out to eat with a group have everybody put their cell phones in the middle of the table.

The first one that answers their cell phone has to pay.

I would just shut mine off so that I didn't have to pay.

Aw, Heck, I always pay anyway.

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