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"Are you busy or are you at work?"
"No - I'm not listening to my radio!"
Tags:interruption, interruptions, radio, radios, radio competition, radio competitions, phone call, phone calls, telephone call, telephone calls, bad time, bad times, bad timing, telephone etiquette, phone etiquette, radio show, radio shows, dj, djs, disc jockey, disc jockeys, shower, showers, showering
The Black Hole Of Messages
Mime on invisible phone in restaurant.
Tags:mime, mimes, mime artist, mime artists, mimer, mimers, pantomime, pantomimes, street performer, street performers, silence, non-verbal communication, non-verbal communications, cellphone, cellphones, smartphone, smartphones, mobile phone, mobile phones, cell phones, cell phones, cells, mobiles, restaurant etiquette, telephone etiquette, mobile etiquette, table manners, bad manners, rudeness
'... So I'm standing near this old guy and he's using an old, giant cell phone-- I mean this thing is ridiculous! Hahahaha!'
Please ensure your cell phones are turned off.
"Excuse me - I'm trying to have private conversation here!"
'Can I call you back? I've got a dinner to go to.'
'Oh...the IRS called. Something about an audit. I told them we weren't interested.'
'Before we begin, please turn off all cell phones, even the ones with 'Wedding March' ringtones.'
"Interesting cellphone ringer you have. Place it on my desk and step back."
"Someone still has his cellphone on."
Tags:cellphone, cellphones, mobile, mobiles, mobile phone, mobile phones, cell phone, cell phones, ringtone, ringtones, boardroom, boardrooms, phone etiquette, mobile etiquette, telephone etiquette, bark, barks, office etiquette, board, boards, executive, executives, exec, execs, meeting, meetings, meeting etiquette
"Yes, i'm on my new smart phone and talking as loud as possible to draw attention to myself. How about you?"
"Gotta go, we're heading into a tunnel ... hey, why is everyone on my table singing 'Hallelujah'?"
"Guys, can you be quiet for a minute please: I'm on a call!"
"Let me take this call: Go ahead, I'll catch up..."
'You're a telemarketer? Good. I've always wanted to telemarketer off!'
'Just rang to say that I'm on the train...'
"Sorry, I was distracted there for a moment - you were saying?"
"We didn't raise you to call people back without listening to their voicemail."
Tags:phone etiquette, phone etiquettes, mobile etiquette, telephone etiquette, mobile, mobiles, cell, cells, cellphone, cellphones, smartphone, smartphones, voicemail, voicemails, voice mail, voice mails, answering machine, answering machines, good manners, bad manners, manners, parent, parents, child rearing, childrearing, child-rearing, child-raising
"Listen mate, I can't really talk right now."
Tags:phone etiquette, telephone etiquette, mobile etiquette, funerals, cell etiquette, telephone manner, mobile manner, phone manner, manners, rudeness, funeral, internet, web, wifi, wi-fi, computers, phone, phones, mobile phone, mobile phones, smartphone, smartphones, tablet, tablets, pad, funeral, funerals, grave, graves, graveyard, graveyards, graveside, gravesides, mourner, mourners, griever, grievers, grief, grieving, communications, connectivity
"Oh...Hi Bob, listen buddy, I'm in a meeting right now, I'll Caw you back."
Tags:meeting, conference, discussion, office, corporate, corporation, business, birds, crows, animals, crow, bird, phone etiquette, phone manners, telephone etiquette, mobile etiquette, cell etiquette, communication, communications, meetings, rude, rudeness, bird call, bird caw, bird, birds, cawing, ornithology, ornithologists, ornithology, bird watcher, bird watchers, bird-watcher, bird-watchers
"It's a bit awkward at the moment, can I ring you back?"
"Its says 'No, you hang up first'!"
"OK, gotta go...hey, why is everyone at my table singing the Hallelujah chorus?"
Tags:loud phone conversations, phone etiquette, telephone etiquette, phone manner, telephone manner, train travel, train travels, bad manners, train overcrowding, internet, web, wifi, wi-fi, computers, phone, phones, mobile phone, mobile phones, smartphone, smartphones, android, tablet, tablets, pad, communications, connectivity, railway, railways