Thursday, April 30, 2009

When to Use a Cell Phone

My friend, Jeff, suggests the following:

Use of a cell phone and texting is appropriate only at times when you would feel comfortable pulling out a crossword puzzle and doing that.

If someone is talking to you, would you start doing a crossword puzzle in that middle of that conversation? Would you do a crossword puzzle while driving?


Anonymous said...

AMEN! Can we make this a law? I used to think it was so rude if someone was talking on a cell phone while paying for a purchase. That one got bumped to second when I saw a cashier talking on a cell phone while ringing up a purchase!!!

Eric said...

Agreed. That's a good analogy. Except for certain situations where you have to take an incoming call on your cellphone. Crosswords don't just spontaneously appear to tell you how a person did in surgery, to ask for directions because they're in your neighborhood and can't find your house, etc. Sometimes the conversation just has to wait for a minute or two while you take care of something that has to be handled right then, if the conversation is less important than the call. These are rare, though.

Hmmm. Actually, the more I think about it, the more holes I can find in this analogy. Its useful, but shouldn't e used as a religious belief. ;)

Dennis R. Plummer said...

I've never met an unholey analogy. But I have met a lot of holey religious beliefs. he he.

I like the idea of spontaneously appearing crossword puzzles that would interrupt my hectic busy-ness!

Eric said...

Hee hee hee... ;)

Now I'm going to feel really naughty today wearing my unholey socks and unholey underwear. Woo hoo!