View Full Version : Shutting up that annoying cell phone talker...
24th Jan 05, 12:40 AM
Ever been on a bus or in a queue or any crowded area (train, plane) with a loud cell phone talking person You just wanted to tape up?
Well, seems You will have the means to do so in a polite way from now on...
Direct link to PDF (460 KB)
24th Jan 05, 12:48 AM
if it's already a crowded area, why give a shit? get over yourself.
24th Jan 05, 1:02 AM
If I'm out and about and hear tasteless or questionable cellphone conversations I usually just start discussing it with whomever I'm with in a loud voice or even a total stranger if they seem equally annoyed.. works like a charm especially if other people in the area start chuckling..
That PDF is awesome.. I'm gonna print out a shitload of the top right cards to give to all my friends to have fun with.. :bandit:
There's already a way to shut off random TV's in a room that you're in with a small, key ring attachable device, I doubt that the one for cellphones in very far behind.
Or I could just be going on about stuff I know nothing about.... lol
Either way, it's something to ponder.. 8-)
Microwave+satellite dish = one dead cellphone.
I like the site design by the way.
24th Jan 05, 3:05 AM
Like all jokes, this one has a potential to be misapplied. Part of my work responsibility is carrying a cellphone and being on call, and I've taken many phone calls where I'm in a place that I didn't want to get them, and a quiet corner is simply not available. Hopefully I'm not too obnoxious and inconveniencing to others in doing so, but for me, it's a necessity.
There's a difference between someone using the cellphone to chat, and using it to do actual work. If, when doing the latter and trying my best to be unobtrusive, someone were to hand me one of those cards, I'd tell them to shut the hell up. A self-righteous prig just waiting to pounce on someone else for committing a minor social sin is pot-and-kettle.
-- Retro, in the middle of a blizzard and grumpy
24th Jan 05, 4:30 AM
Ahh, Coudal Partners. A regular stop for me. I just wish I had the money (or better yet, a reason) to buy some Jewel Boxes (http://www.jewelboxing.com/).
24th Jan 05, 5:02 AM
I don't find these cellphone users to be any more annoying than four thirteen year old girls who are giggling and yelling on the train, or a couple kissing a bit too much on the bus, or football fans yelling their club's name while walking down the street. And I certainly don't see why Retro gets to decide wich call is important and wich is not. Why is there so much fuzz about it?
24th Jan 05, 5:18 AM
It's simply a new form of other people being annoying. Most people don't have a problem if people talk quietly, to a phone or another person. It's when they get loud that everyone gets angry. There's no difference between someone making an ass out of themself by chatting real loud with friends and someone making an ass out of themself by talking loudly into a cell phone.
Well, the difference is that if they're talking to a cell phone, you aren't outnumbered if you tell them to shut up.
24th Jan 05, 5:44 AM
You can get cell phone disablers...
They are technically illegal, as the fake a cell phone antenna/mast signal.
Thus, the cell phone logs into your zapper, instead of the real antenna. Then it cannot recive/send any calls :) .
24th Jan 05, 5:46 AM
That PDF is hella funny. I'm so gonna make me some...
24th Jan 05, 6:08 AM
And I certainly don't see why Retro gets to decide wich call is important and wich is not.That's completely misinterpreting my post. I'm not saying what's generally important, I'm saying what's important to me, and particularly my income. Should you ever have a job that relies on your cell phone, then you'll be qualified to judge me and my circumstances.
FYI, I talk quietly where I can, and turn my cell phone off or move it to vibrate mode whenever I'm in circumstances that require it. It's rare that I can't say "I'll call you back in 10 minutes", but I have had to on occasion.
24th Jan 05, 6:14 AM
So basically your saying your one of the polite users who tries to be discreet? Great.. Now lets get back to coming up with ways to bash the idiots please.. :)
24th Jan 05, 12:58 PM
I'm sorry to say I'm one of the people who will while on a bus, just for kicks, yell loudly "hi im on the bus" down my phone
24th Jan 05, 1:10 PM
And I certainly don't see why Retro gets to decide wich call is important and wich is not.Actually he does. If not him, then who? With the possible exception of business calls, no one is obliged to answer any and all calls no matter from whom.
24th Jan 05, 1:28 PM
I just simulate calling a phone sex line and talk louder than the other person.
I'm actually amazed at how people seem to forget that anyone can hear them. Cell phone conversations on the bus often include various personal details I for one would not wish to share with complete strangers.
25th Jan 05, 5:25 AM
It's the same phenomenon that makes people driving a car far less considerate than pedestrians or cyclists: the illusion of personal space.
25th Jan 05, 6:15 AM
I am printing a bunch off now, and will distrobute them around the Uni's resedence
while in public areas, i keep my calls breif and to the point, and i never use my cell when driving
25th Jan 05, 7:08 AM
Yeah You could do that while You go for lunch :lol:
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