Friday, April 27, 2007

Why won't the ringing stop?

For the love of all that is good and holy, and the sanity of the rest of us, when you go to a movie, especially a movie presentation with an introduction by an invited speaker, turn your fraking cell phone off. And I mean off, completely off, as in NO VIBRATING, because when someone is talking and five vibrating cell phones go off in my general vicinity I can't tell whether I am in imminent danger of being electrocuted or if a phalanx of bees is about to sting me to death.

Honestly, if you can't turn your flipping phone off for two hours then there is no saving you you don't need to be attending such events. I don't care if you are expecting a call from God, Zeus, or a gold-shitting leprechaun, turn the damn thing off or DON'T COME.

There. I feel much better now.


Anonymous said...

That's a strange theory you propose... how would that work exactly?

J.Doe said...

I work in a doctor's office which has a sign advising all their patients to shut their cell phones off. Somehow many people think this means interfering with life saving devices so they all obey it. Imagine their horror when they meet me with my vibrator device on that does make a low buzzing sound? Yet I like to keep it on if there is a family emergency.

chez béz said...

Can I get the number for that leprechaun?

Yianna said...

I almost strangled this brassy woman at my great aunt's funeral because she kept her cell phone on during the church service and the burial. It was so insensitive -- she didn't care that her ring tone was so loud that it distracted the priest and didn't seem to think there was anything wrong with her talking loudly in the phone about how this funeral was still going on.
On second thought, I should have strangled her.
I hate cell phones too.