Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Cell Phone Confidentiality

The story below is from my own blog...with an update.

I am a cell phone user....there I admit it. I only use it for 1) emergencies ie: Bernie paddles off to Seattle without Paula's knowledge 2) secondary emergencies ie: I'm stuck in traffic and am going to be late 3) phoning my mother when I've found a great deal on (insert: shoes; furniture; antique) to ask her if it is a great deal.

I don't use it continuely due to having mixed feelings about whether it does cause brain tumours and not really wanting to find out that it does.

I don't phone and drive either. It is one of my pet peeves--people who talk on their cell phones and drive. Get off the phone and drive!! Or pull over to the side of the road!! Too many cell phone talkers do not concentrate on the act of driving ie: not signalling that you are turning; or sitting at a red light that turns from green to red again while cars behind are honking and people are yelling at you and you just sit there chatting away on your phone.

Then there is what I call cell phone confidential. A term I reserve for people who walk down the street yakking on their cell phone. I don't need to hear intimate details about your life. I don't want to hear about how you gave the guy you picked up in the bar the best b***j** he's ever had. Keep this for the privacy of your own home or your car (not while driving) or find some quiet place.

Don't bring your cell phone when you work out at the gym. Some of us actually go to the gym to relieve stress, to get away from the office, which includes getting away from the phone.

Today I heard at least three to four different not the radio or someone's itunes, it was cell phones. Last month while sitting in my doctor's office I heard chickens clucking...again someone's cell phone. Which is why I love my Sunday's out on the water kayaking without any noise except nature....actually correct that....sometimes Paula's cell phone rings!!

And finally for those of you who answer your cell phone everywhere: To flush or not to flush?

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