Dan of InfoWorld brings us The Ten Commandments of cell phone etiquette:
- Thou shalt not subject defenseless others to cell phone conversations.
- Thou shalt not set thy ringer to play La Cucaracha every time thy phone rings.
- Thou shalt turn thy cell phone off during public performances.
- Thou shalt not wear more than two wireless devices on thy belt.
- Thou shalt not dial while driving.
- Thou shalt not wear thy earpiece when thou art not on thy phone.
- Thou shalt not speak louder on thy cell phone than thou would on any other phone.
- Thou shalt not grow too attached to thy cell phone.
- Thou shalt not attempt to impress with thy cell phone.
- Thou shalt not slam thy cell phone down on a restaurant table just in case it rings.
So ‘fess up. How many have you broken? I may have broken #1 before, but I hate it when I do it. I only do it if I HAVE to. I’ve broken #5. I’ve broken #6, but I only do that when I’m by myself and expecting a call. I’ve broken #7, but only when the other person says, “I can’t hear you!” #8 I’ve probably messed with some. I have a Treo so there’s a Palm built in. It’s more fun to play with! And #10 I’ve done a lot…and here’s why: it’s uncomfortable in my pocket while sitting! Maybe I’ll rethink where I place it from now on.
[tags]psa, cell phone etiquette[/tags]