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Can you hear me now?

I am a pretty hard core cell phone user. I take calls in the office. I take calls in the car. I take calls at home.

Aside from the normal places, like movie theaters and hospitals, there are two places, though, that I refuse to take calls.

I will never take a call while I am in the can. Especially in a public bathroom. Today, I was in the bathroom at work and a guy in a stall was having a conversation while he was sitting on the john. That really bugs me. I don't care how important you are, the guy on the other end of the phone really doesn't want to talk to you while you are pushing one out. I have always wondered what you do when you are finishing up. Even if you manage to convince the person on the other end that you aren't in the bathroom, do you flush? Do you wash your hands? The person on the other end will be able to hear those things. I don't know... maybe you just don't care. Either way, it is a little odd to me.

The second place I won't take a call is in line at a store. For some reason, it really bugs me to sit there and listen to someone discuss whatever they are going to discuss while waiting in line right behind me. Yes, you are important. But no one around here really gives a crap.

"All phone calls are obscene." - Karen Elizabeth Gordon


Geez, in the can? I surf the web in the can at home, but I don't want to be listening to someone yap while I crap! I think I would have told this clown to shut up and poop or suffer the consequences. Or at least I would have asked for a courtesy flush!

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