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Old 07-24-2014, 02:10 PM  
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Cell phone and Technology Etiquette

I'm not sure if things have changed significantly in the past year or so or if I'm just becoming more aware of it lately. It seems that with more technology at our finger tips it is getting much more difficult to maintain an in person conversation.

I can understand business meetings where others have important issues to stay on top of, but if someone schedules a meeting with me, I feel obligated to give them my attention during that scheduled time and usually expect the same within reason. It's pretty tough to believe someone is being attentive if they're checking facebook or snap chat.

Lately in person conversations are tougher to have, let alone dinner. We've all seen it, 4-6 people at a restaurant table with 4-6 faces glued to phone screens instead of talking.

I read of a new "game" that I think is a great idea, at least for personal/friend meetings.

Cell Phone Roulette.

Smartphone Roulette The rules are simple:

1. When you sit down, place your phones on the table, face down. You may stack them if you'd like to be extra extreme, though this is not required.

2. Nobody is allowed to touch their phone—not even if it rings, vibrates, or chimes.

3. If you check your phone before the meal is over, you pay the entire check. No exceptions. Even if you just lift that phone ever so slightly to see who texted you. Your treat.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:44 PM   #16
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I've never run into anyone but I've made smartass comments to cause them issues.

Things like a lady is on the phone and is obviously being asked what she's doing or where she is....I'll say something like "Baby....come back to bed"
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:03 PM   #17
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My brother is a professor at U of Texas and he says it's a huge problem with the students. Most of them can't pay attention for more than a few minutes and spend most of class texting or dicking around on Facebook. Then they bitch at him when their grades are poor.

As for people talking on their phones, that seems to be mostly older people. My kids' peers almost never seem to talk on their phones. They almost exclusively text.
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:14 PM   #18
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Why do people talk really ****ing loud in public places on their cell?

It's not a Walkie Talkie.
They're just pleased to have a friend
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:16 PM   #19
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I've seen people check their phones during job interviews.
I had one do that about three weeks ago. Apparently someone had texted him and he didn't just check the flipping thing, he took the time to go ahead and text back.....granted it only took a couple of seconds, but I told him the interview was over and he need not be looking for a job offer any time soon.
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:18 PM   #20
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I found this article interesting. People are giving a restaurant poor reviews due to the time it takes to get in and out.....They analysed footage from a similar date 10 years prior.

http://www.quickmeme.com/p/3vy90w



Which reminds me...................stop taking pictures of food you order.


Everyone needs to read this.
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:18 PM   #21
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I had one do that about three weeks ago. Apparently someone had texted him and he didn't just check the flipping thing, he took the time to go ahead and text back.....granted it only took a couple of seconds, but I told him the interview was over and he need not be looking for a job offer any time soon.
But Mr Hand, being you're here and I'm here isn't it really our time?
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:24 PM   #22
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Eh, seems like most of it would work itself out.

If someone is dumb enough to check their phone during an interview, they won't get the job. If someone gets a bad grade because they can't pay attention for more than 2 minutes at a time, they should be able to figure out why their grades suck. If I go out with someone who's constantly checking their phone for things that aren't urgent, I won't make them a priority.

I'm with BRC when it comes to not being able to ignore my phone... I'm not rude about it and won't check it when I'm in the middle of conversation unless it starts ringing, but I don't know why anyone would be all 'hey look at that guy glued to his phone' if I'm checking it at a hockey game or a restaurant or wherever. IT doesn't have off hours, and uh, mind your own business?
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:27 PM   #23
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Has anyone else intentionally run into another person walking while glued to their phone?


yep. I'm a dick to people who do that shit.
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:31 PM   #24
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There has been one particular issue that I have just started experiencing recently and it pisses me off to no end.. people talking on their cell phones in a college library, even with the countless number of signs saying not to. When I am in the library studying for a test, writing a paper or whatever I don't want to hear someone talk on their damn phone. Yes, I could move, but that is very inconvenient for me who is actually in the library attempting to be productive. Can't people just have the common courtesy to walk outside and talk, while others are trying to work inside?
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:42 PM   #25
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This will all end when the general public learns that cellphones can be bad for your health!

DDT was once sprayed on kids as a bug repellant.

Cigs used to be a cool thing to do and wasn't bad for your health.
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:50 PM   #26
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This will all end when the general public learns that cellphones can be bad for your health!

DDT was once sprayed on kids as a bug repellant.

Cigs used to be a cool thing to do and wasn't bad for your health.
eh, DDT isn't the worst thing in the world. rachel carson used a HUGE amount of hyperbole.

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Many of Carson's claims were overblown. While DDT is highly toxic to insects and fish and can poison other animals in large enough doses, in moderate amounts it's not especially harmful to birds and mammals, including humans. (Ironically, the EPA's own judge agreed, but was overruled by its chief administrator.) No one has conclusively proved that DDT can give you cancer. The cause of eggshell thinning is likewise poorly understood.
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/...afe-for-humans

am I saying it's harmless? absolutely not. but it can and should be used in responsible amounts as a target against mosquitos (malaria is a mother****er)
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:39 PM   #27
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I'm with BRC when it comes to not being able to ignore my phone... I'm not rude about it and won't check it when I'm in the middle of conversation unless it starts ringing, but I don't know why anyone would be all 'hey look at that guy glued to his phone' if I'm checking it at a hockey game or a restaurant or wherever. IT doesn't have off hours, and uh, mind your own business?
If you are above a Tier II tech, I think its expected that you are on call in case of a disaster or a major outage in your area of expertise. Just the way the field works. Most of the time you are not getting paid but try not answering your phone when work calls and see how long you keep your job.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:44 PM   #28
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eh, DDT isn't the worst thing in the world. rachel carson used a HUGE amount of hyperbole.



http://www.straightdope.com/columns/...afe-for-humans

am I saying it's harmless? absolutely not. but it can and should be used in responsible amounts as a target against mosquitos (malaria is a mother****er)
Enter Frankensquiters!

Brazil to unleash GM-mosquito swarms to fight dengue
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:30 PM   #29
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BRC is so important and dedicated to his job he'd check a text while mounted upon his Mrs.


I'm in business. I get that part. Very little of what I'm talking about is business related.

If I've taken Bearcat out for a business lunch to discuss a project or contract etc and he spends half of it texting his girlfriend....That's what I'm talking about. Or the people on dates or in groups who don't actually communicate because they can't take their face out of their phone.
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:43 PM   #30
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Why do FOREIGN people talk really ****ing loud in public places on their cell?

It's not a Walkie Talkie.
Namely the female variety of Chinese, Filipinos and Russians
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