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?

6 comments:

doug said...

I have a particular coworker who will sit in the stall and talk on his cell phone at work. This is awful for a number of reasons, not least of which is that, when it comes to men's rooms, if someone is in the stall you know what they're doing in there. He could be in there discretely, I could come in and hit up the urinal real quick, be out the door, and I'd never know he was in there (or, at least, WHO was in there). Shamelessly talking on the phone in a bathroom stall when you're among people who know your voice is no different from looking a coworker in the eye and saying, "I'm going to go poop now."

Jacelle said...

Doug!! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaha. I have been laughing all morning long "when you're among people who know your voice is no different from looking a coworker in the eye and saying, "I'm going to go poop now."..... hahahahahahahaha I love everything about you.

neeyah said...

I don't even talk on the phone in the bathroom, and I've see this seen twice...I never put my phone in my back pocket anymore, needless to say...

amelia said...

This picture is false advertising. I thought "Ew - Tiffany downgraded from the iPhone?" and then "So this is why she didn't text me back about girl's night."

amelia said...

HAHAHAHAHA to Dougie.

jules said...

this was on my birthday. im glad you got to write a good poop story this day. also, were you mad bc you actually answered back to this individual, thus making it, as you said, 10 times more awkward? its ok.. you can let it out.