Friday, August 31, 2007

No Place for Cell Phones

I've been meaning to write about this for quite some time now, and it's finally here. It's another one of my pet peeves that I see every now and then at work. Let me just make this blanket statement:

"Cell phones have no place in public restroom stalls."

I don't really care what the reason or excuse is or may be. I will not retract this statement. I just don't understand what some people are thinking when they're talking on their phone while sitting on the porcelain throne. I'm sure the party on the other end of the line is thrilled when they hear the high pressure flushing that goes on in this public place.

There are also sanity concerns with this sort of activity. You just shouldn't touch your junk and then your phone. I shouldn't need to say this. Some people however will say that they are the only ones that use their phone so it wouldn't matter. For everyone else's sake, I hope they're correct. But people usually wash their hands after going to the restroom. I don't believe that they wash their cell phones.

I also don't believe that anyone is so important, busy, or otherwise that they need to subject others to this sort of behaviour. It was only a few years ago that most people didn't even have cell phones. It is a wonderful convenience and privilege but it shouldn't be extended into public stalls. This is all.


creasy bear said...

first of all, i'm really glad that tie is there.

i cannot agree with you more on this. this is just absurd. who is really that important? nobody. i'm sure the person on the other end also enjoys hearing the watery "bloop" noise when the missiles are fired off. plus you can totally tell when someone's talking in a bathroom because there's that weird echo. and then the guy on the other end will be like "dude, are you on the pot?" and then what are you gonna say?

there's actually a guy at my work that i've seen come into the bathroom several times with some papers and he uses the urinal while holding the papers right in front of his face, as if what he's reading is so important that not even pee can get in his way of reading it for every spare second possible. then he still touches the paper with the same hand that he touched his wang with, and of course he also doesn't wash his hands. i hope i never have to be in a meeting with that guy where he's passing out agendas.

limeade said...

I knew you would agree with this. What you say about this co-worker of yours is pretty gross. He should be slapped. I'll let you take care of it though.