Monday, June 28, 2010
Are we doing this now?
This is the third time it's happened and I don't know how I feel about it. I mean, I suppose if it's the norm now, and there is widespread acceptance, I will have to get used to it. But more and more people are openly talking on the phone in public restrooms. I mean first of all, like probably everyone else, I confess to tinkle-talking every once in a while. Say you are on the phone and just pull into the garage and you have had to pee for like three hours, but your conversation is too intense to cut it off. Sure I will hit the mute button and go. But that is in the privacy of my own home, in my own room, in my own bathroom, not in a restaurant or a public university. It's most distressing when you are the only other person in the bathroom because you always, at first, think they are talking to you. And responding makes it like 10 times more awkward. Trust. Anyway I am finding it appalling, but if all the kids are doing it these days I suppose I can get used to it. I probably won't embrace it, but I won't be mortified about it. Can someone please enlighten me?