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11:34am 26/08/2009
why do people feel the need to answer their cell phones in the library?

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11:19pm 26/08/2009 (UTC)
Frank Lloyd Wrong: Psykitty
They gave up that fight about two years ago... Most people observe a generic "no cellphones in indoor public places" rule. But they forget to turn their phones off. So, the internal math is "I meant to switch my phone off, but I forgot, and this is an exception. I ordinarily never do this, I am so embarrassed, but you all understand right? This is an important call. I'm so sorry... If I leave the computer, it'll log off automatically..." They have that little imaginary conversation with everyone around them and it excuses it...

Then again, there are some people who don't care. They just pick up their phones and start yakkin' at FULL VOLUME.

The war is over. I have discussed this with the library staff, and they said that it caused more problems to point out the policy than to drop the policy. What happened was, one staffer would be a no cellphone crusader who would point at the sign, or carry it around showing people, or just directly ask people to take their phone calls outside. Then the cellphone people would comply, come back inside and start YELLING... "That was a VERY IMPORTANT phone call! I have children! Emergency! I NEVER would ordinarily but this was an exception! How dare you! My Uncle had a heart attack!" And so on and so forth. It wasn't worth the effort.

So the people like you and I, who dislike it don't YELL... squeaky wheel gets the grease, I suppose.
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03:37am 27/08/2009 (UTC)
I would have thought that the person that post was originally regarding would have realized his error. Nope. Rang again, took the call right there...again. Sounded like a douche...again.


Then there was the guy sitting right next to me who was practically yelling into the phone. I only understood half the call, it was in Spanish, but it didn't seem very important. What was worse, I could hear the other person talking, too.
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11:56am 27/08/2009 (UTC)
Frank Lloyd Wrong
The thing about rules is... the people who obey them, you often don't need to tell them to. The people who break them are going to break them no matter what.

The libraries, by the way, no longer have no cellphone rules. Most people have internalized the rule, and those that haven't, never will.
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