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Nov. 7th, 2006

awww, idioscosmos's boyfriend is on the telly (k-fed, yo.)

CELL PHONE RANT.

i don't feel people should talk loudly on their cell phones while riding public transit, unless it's an emergency or unless they're making a quick call to get picked up. you're sharing your entire freaking life with everyone around you. we generally like to ride quietly, lost in our own thoughts.

i don't feel people should talk on their cell phones while driving, unless they have a hands-free set. the majority of the times that i've almost been hit by cars has been by cellphone yakking drivers.

i don't feel like people should talk on cell phones while shopping unless they will never need the assistance of anyone or will not be checking out anytime soon, or if they need to call someone to verify what kind of peanut butter to get: crunchy or smooth.

i know that there's others, but i can't think of them right now.

i'm having other...issues, too. isn't there a mood stabalizing herb, like st. johns wart or something like that?

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japerswit
Nov. 7th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
i don't fee people should talk loudly on their cell phones while in a resturant. i'm paying for the food AND the atmosphere. it is rude. the end.
aubkabob
Nov. 7th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
aah! there's a wonderful one i forgot!!
cynjja_galt
Nov. 8th, 2006 03:15 am (UTC)
I totally agree with you. Many restaurants have signs stating "no cell phones", although many morons ignore it anyway. I actually think some people enjoy having others hear them yak on their phones. It seems to make them feel important. I think it makes them seem lobotomized.
macmanchad
Nov. 7th, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)
There is, but it can completely screw up how you're reacting to any other meds you're on.
aubkabob
Nov. 7th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
yay for me that i'm not on any other meds!
tapho
Nov. 7th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
Yes, the cell phone users are annoying. Jim is one of them. He does most of his work over the phone and it drives me nuts. I'm rude about it though. If he starts yapping while we're out, in a store, restaurant, etc. I'll say really loudly to him "if you're going to be as rude as using your phone while we're trying to do something else, than can you please step outside."

At which point he leaves, comes back later and then gives me some lame ass excuse as to why he "needed" to take that call. Pfft! Whatever.

And yes. St. John's Wort. Works pretty well for me from time time.
ex_smile_pr
Nov. 7th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
Herbs suck get diazepam.
0vary
Nov. 7th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
isnt that a heart medicine? :/
ex_smile_pr
Nov. 7th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)
No idea, I had it to calm me the hell down and to try and put me to sleep. It didn't work, but it did seem to make me not want to bitchslap every motherfucker on the plane, and usually I wouldn't mind doing that to all the screaming babies, coughing disgusting people, snorers and general annoying people that tend to sit next to me. Yeah, I hate being on a plane because I can't sleep and everyone else can. Foo.
busychild424
Nov. 7th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
this comment is w1n
gypsymommy
Nov. 7th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
Annoying cell phone users suck!

People who bring their phone into the bathroom to chat it up in there are gross and annoying. If I run into one of those people, I flush a LOT, or scream "That stinks!" and stuff like that.

I don't like my cell phone, and if someone calls me at a bad time I answer and yell "Driving!" or "Checking out!" and hang up. People need to learn no to call me.
coneycat
Nov. 7th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
Hands-free cell phones are apparently no safer than the other kind (cn't think of the university that conducted te simulator study but I read it)--so pull over to have a deep conversation, folks!

When people start yakking loudly on cell phones I have the worst urge to walk over and make it obvious I'm haning on the person's every word. I mean, they can hardly argue I'm invading their privacy...

Worst case I know of was the crazy student who used to have screaming arguments on her cell with her husband--in the LIBRARY I used to work at. And she got abusive when people asked her to tone it down. I was never on duty when she did it but I like to think I'd have had the sense to call campus security on her crazy ass.

I think she was studying nursing. Oh the humanity!
bigstusexy
Nov. 7th, 2006 08:48 pm (UTC)
I'm not so sure about hands free sets, I think there are people that can talk on the phone and drive and some that can't period. we have a law in chicago (but no where else here) that you have to have a hands free set to drive and talk in chicago but its the converstaion that distracts people not to mention no one follows the law.
hottergirl01
Nov. 7th, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC)
I hate it when I have to check out an asshole on their cellphone...ESPECIALLY when they look at me as if I'm fucking up their conversation by telling them how much their total is or how much change they get back!

I used to have a sign that said "I will be happy to help you...once you're off your cellphone." It worked for the most part. One person stormed out in a rage, most people got off the phone until they were out of the store. The other's pretty much patted me on the back and said they loved it!
My boss...even though he loved it...told me to take it down because its like discrimination...against people...with cellphones. *sigh* eat me!
eneogei
Nov. 7th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
Ashwagandha (an Indian [?] herb) and 5-HTP tryptophan (an amino acid found naturally in turkey...it's what makes you sleepy after you eat too much turkey). I took them both for awhile and they work marvelously on your mood. I know they're sold at the health food store I work at...you might be able to order them online?
idioscosmos
Nov. 7th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)
St Johns wart. And exercise. That helps too.

I dunno about loud cell phone conversations. If they do have a hands-free set you can often enjoy the fact that they look like they're totally insane, having a conversation with god, or Harvey the invisible rabit, or something, and they don't even realize how stupid they look.
darker_one
Nov. 7th, 2006 11:45 pm (UTC)
I hate people who take loudly on their cell phone on the bus or elsewhere in public where you have no escape from them. It's like they think they are just so interesting or important that everyone must want to hear what they have to say. It's so annoying! That's one of my biggest pet peeves lately.
baryon
Nov. 8th, 2006 05:35 am (UTC)
I almost got hit one time on the loop 202 by a person talking on a cell phone who wasn't looking where he was going.

Too bad cell phone jammers are illegal in the US.
aussiephil
Nov. 8th, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC)
I turn off the ringtone on my mobile when I'm standing in line at the post office, and turn the phone off altogether when I'm at the movies. Yet other people keep chatting and playing with their ringtones during the previews, and I can barely get through a day at work without having to deal with somebody who won't get off the damn phone when I'm trying to tell them how much their stuff costs. Having more consideration than other people is a pain in the arse sometimes, make no mistake.
ornotmajestic
Nov. 8th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
I hate the people that walk around with their blue-tooth wireless headset in, WHEN THEY AREN'T ON THE PHONE. I see them in Barnes & Noble all the time doing this. Are you THAT important that you have to wait for a call with it in? And if you are so important, why do you need to take the important call in a bookstore?

Oh wait, maybe you just want to look important. YOU FAILED!

Don't even get me STARTED on people who answer their fucking phones in movie theatres.
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