Friday, April 07, 2006

Pee Phone: The Ultimate Abuse of Cell Phones

We've already seen enough abuse of cell phones while at the bank, while driving, even in church. But we all need to be proactive to stop what is, to me, the ultimate abuse of the cellphone. Last week, when I was sitting in a bathroom stall, I heard someone talking on the phone. I figured he's gonna have to shut it off. But he didn't. He stepped into the stall next to me, still talking. I thought to myself "Surely at this point, he'll shut off the phone." But he didn't. It was like that scene in Naked Gun where Drebin forgets to turn off his microphone while he goes in the john. I swear, if that was me listening to that, I would've hung up and never spoken to that person again. Are we really willing to become a world that would tolerate that? I hope not.
Categories: opinion

4 comments:

Mauricem said...

Totally disgusting. I don't like being forced to hear people take a leak.
Thankfully this has never happened to me and believe you me it never will.

I guess we could be thankful that it was #1 and not #2.

Monkey Migraine said...

Well, I left early...

Ghosty said...

This very thing happened at a rest stop along the freeway some weeks back ... the guy was jabbering away, loudly, while at the urinal in this busy turnpike restroom. At one point during the leaking/talking, he stated into the phone '... um, I can't access the calendar on the phone right this moment ...' and someone behind him, loudly enough for the person on the other end of the phone to hear, proclaimed, 'Probably because I have my pecker in my other hand'. I've never witnessd a public restroom full of guys howl with laughter in unison before, but it was priceless. To boot, I don't believe the idiot on the phone even noticed.

glomgold said...

I love that Naked Gun scene. Yeah, ghosty, I agree that perhaps public shame needs to be reintroduced into society. Hey, that's not me talking either, Dr. Joyce Brothers said it!
Honestly, you can't believe how often I hear these goofs fiddling with their phones or holding conversations in the stalls. No one wants to hear a person shitting on the other end of a phone!