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Brian’s Blog: 10 Annoying Things People Do With Cell Phones

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Cell phones have become devices that a lot of us can't function without. However, some people are just clueless when using them, and that really frosts me.

 
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Standing in a store walkway, oblivious to shoppers trying to get around you.

 

 
Wake up! I'm walking here!

 

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Driving while talking or texting.

 

 
Not only dangerous, but illegal in Washington State. Listen I don't care what happens to you, but the potential is there to harm me and mine. knock it Off!

 

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Blocking a grocery aisle while you look at your phone.

 

 
C'mon dude! My wife sent me to the store for that one ingredient she needs for dinner tonight. Look up a spaghetti carbonara recipe in another aisle, please!

 

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Walking very, very slowly while you look at your phone in a busy airport.

 

 
Look, I've got exactly 22 minutes to make my connection. update your Facebook status when you get off the walkway, please!

 

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Checking your phone a lot during dinner, at a party, or on a date. Okay if important; not okay if you're randomly checking Facebook.

 

 
What, the fate of the free world rides on this call?

 

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The cell phone freeze out.

 

 
Looking at your phone when it would be nice if you talked with the person you're sitting with. Rudeness to the max.

 

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Talking on your phone while ordering or paying for something at a register. Worse: Talking on your phone and doing the “just a minute” thing with your finger while a restaurant server is trying to seat you.

 

 
“But it will only take a second”. Tell that to the 18 people in line behind you.

 

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Posting and tagging unflattering photos of your friends on Facebook.

 

 
If this becomes a pattern, you'll see your friends list shrinking rapidly!

 

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Two people texting at the same meeting. And giggling about it.

 

 
Even worse: When your BOSS is texting when you are making your department's report during the weekly leadership meeting.

 

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Talking loudly on a phone. Especially annoying if you're shouting, “Are you there? Can you hear me?”

 

 
C'mon… Do you really think you can make yourself be heard over a concert or sporting event? Give it up already!

 

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