Reader Shares Views On Cell Phone Etiquette
A recent “Dear Abby” column discusses a subject and suggests a solution which thousands will applaud: how to deal with the jerks who go into a trance when they have a phone stuck to their face! It would be greatly appreciated if businesses were to adopt the suggestion. There is not a person reading this who has not been tempted, many times, to grab the phone and stomp on it.
At a family gathering out on the patio at the home of my son we were enjoying conversation when the phone of my son’s friend buzzed. He answered and sat there among us and chatted away like he was alone in the universe. After a long while trying to abort an eruption (remembering that I am also a guest in the home) I stood, silenced the conversation and suggested that we all be quite because we might be bothering George. Everyone just sat quietly and looked at him. He finally got the message and moved but never did apologize. I believe he never realized what a breach of etiquette and plain common sense was involved.
From the internet:
“Romney’s choice of Ryan is a gamble that Americans are ready, hungry even, for a new kind of straight talk.”
The following is from Paul Ryan’s speech upon being selected by Mitt Romney as his running mate.
“We’re in a different and dangerous moment. We’re running out of time. And we can’t afford four more years of this,” Ryan said. “Real solutions can be delivered. But it will take leadership, and the courage to tell you the truth,” Paul told the crowd
The crowd paused, then applauded lightly.
Is that because “the crowd” is not accustomed to straight talk and “the courage to tell the truth?” What they expect to hear is cleverly concealed lies, promises and character assassination and how much more they will be paid for voting and not working.
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