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Talking on the phone in a waiting room…

Poll - Total Votes: 14
Yes. I don’t have any issues doing that.
Yes. I make calls that are important.
Yes and I do it on speaker so everyone can here about my cousin Janice and her new furniture set
Yes and I do video chats because I can.
No. I don’t do that.
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I’m not one to talk on the phone when I’m in a waiting room, regardless of if it’s a doctors office or getting an oil change.

But there’s a lot of people who have no issues doing that at all. I guess I’m curious how everyone else sees it.
exexec · 61-69, C
No. If I have to talk on the phone, I step outside. I hate to be forced to overhear one-sided conversations, so I spare others the ordeal.
MrEagle · 41-45, M
Side note… I hope no on here has a cousin Janice who recently got new furniture. Total coincidence.
Strictmichael75 · 61-69, M
@MrEagle Pity she doesn’t talk about her sex life!! Lol
ArishMell · 70-79, M
Definitely not. Even if I have the 'phone with me, it would most likely be switched off.

Certainly would be off in any formal or informal social, professional or entertainments situation, in shops or places where they have to be turned off by order; and obviously when I am driving. Also overnight unless and only if, I am using its alarm function.

I belong to a club whose premises are also used by guest groups. One evening I was the only member present alongside some ten or twelve visitors. Over maybe two hours they barely said a word to each other, let alone try to talk to me. Of them, one was busy on a lap-top - apparently work or study. A couple were engrossed in something together, a game or video I suppose, on another lap-top. The rest were all lost, sitting next to each other but isolating themselves by portable ''phone.

Perhaps they were conversing among themselves but had lost the ability to do so other than by [txt msg smiley-face] tappity-tappity-scroll-tappity-tap. And here come RSI and arthrosed thumbs.

What a sad way to be.
Jeephikelove · 46-50, F
I don’t like to either but I’ll take an important call, otherwise I’d rather scroll on here or play solitaire.
Neoerectus · M
I go outside to talk. If a yes/no-brief conversation over in less than a minute, I might stay.
Zonuss · 41-45, M
People do as they please.

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