Friday, March 2, 2007

Manners please!

Okay... Fellow Cell Phone Users...

Please pay attention to this message. There is a time and a place for everything. Where are your manners? or the respect for the people that you are with?

I (and I'm sure that I speak for others) find it so annoying and disrespectful to have your cell phone non-silent during meetings, meals, movies, etc. This is becoming such a pet peeve for me as of late.

For instance, I am sitting in the WW meeting this past Wednesday. They have the general rule that you are not to have your cell phone ringers on. Why waste the time of everyone in the room by interrupting the meeting? Do people shut off the ringers? No! Is it so important that you have your cell phone ring on for the 30 minutes that the meeting takes? Heck! Put it on vibrate.. that's even a little better. There is no reason to disrupt the team leader and the others in the room.

Currently.... In the other room, there is a meeting going on with my bosses and some clients. I overhear my one boss come out of the room and whispers into her cell phone. I'm sorry but I can't talk to you right now because I am meeting... So why did she answer it to begin with? Why did she even take the cell phone into the room? What does it show our clients not to mention the other employees in the room? We do not work in a profession where there are life & death emergencies.

How does it make you feel when you are sitting down to dinner with a couple of friends and basically you are sitting there twiddling your thumbs while a person talks on the cell phone about something that can certainly wait?

Use common sense people!! And try to picture what it would be like if the roles are reversed! The world would be a much better place if people took the time to be considerate.

Okay... I am done ranting & raving... Thank you for listening.

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