Yesterday morning I made my usual stop at the grocery store and was in the produce section when I suddenly heard a loud, “Hey, how are you.” It sounded like someone who ran into another person they knew in the store. After a while it was obvious that no one was coming back on the other side of the conversation, so the guy had to be on the cell phone. You could hear every word. He was talking about what a great time him and his buddies had at the bar the night before. You could tell that anyone who walked by this guy was rather annoyed at his loud rambling over the phone.
I’ve seen people on cell phones everywhere. The polite ones talk quietly, while the really polite ones tell the caller they’ll get back to them once they get finished what they’re doing. Some people though, this guy included, feel it’s necessary to talk loud enough to let people know they have a life. Apparently they think it’s cool. Hey pal, it’s actually pretty uncool and it’s annoying.
I finally ran into this guy a few minutes later while he was wrapping up his conversation in the coffee aisle. I was impressed. A shopping basket in one hand and a cellphone in the other. Multitasking in it’s simplest form! Atta boy.
Next time, for everyone else’s enjoyment, please leave your phone it your truck.