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2014-04-09 11:57:18 AM

Mikey1969: durbnpoisn: Mikey1969: durbnpoisn: Harry Freakstorm: People who have the Bluetooth headset who look at you while talking are the real douchies.


omg, that drives me nuts.
Plus...  It's one thing to have the thing on while your driving, or your hands are otherwise occupied.  But many times, people will just sit there wearing it, as if the most important call in the universe might happen at any moment.
They look like idiots.

Either that or putting it in their pocket leads to it getting broken or lost, or harder to fetch when they get a call. See, I have one that's easier to where when I'm walking to the train station, riding the train, then driving. Otherwise, I'm spending half the time that my phone is ringing away fumbling the BT out, turning it on, sticking it on my ear, and trying to answer before the person hangs up.

But yeah, they probably care what you think, so we should send out a memo.

Or you could just answer the ever-important call and say, "hang on while I grab my headset."

Which is just idiotic. It changes NOTING on your end that I wear the headset in between calls. Seriously, I'm doing absolutely NOTHING to you if I wear the BT in between calls. I'm not even talking loudly to disturb your inner chorus. If the fact that I didn't take my headset out of my ear after the last call is what bothers you, you should probably just fark off and die. Nothing is ever going to make you happy, and you'll be the one who biatches the loudest. You should probably print up all of Fark, fold it so that it is all sharp edges, and shove the whole works up your ass one sheet at a time.


Haha...  Wow.
 
2014-04-09 11:57:53 AM

Buttknuckle: You are not that important.  Put the f*cking phone down.



Are you just getting out of jail after being locked up in the late 70's, early 80's? Cell phones are pretty standard for most people these days, not just CEO's and celebrities.
 
2014-04-09 11:58:03 AM

shtychkn: Beeblebrox: Diogenes: "Why don't you mind your own business?!"

"Why don't you stop making your business everyone else's?!"

1000x times, this!  I was at a Verizon store (big, open, endless waiting) and some woman was reading some poor shlub the riot act on her phone, talking about how he ruined her life, ruined their kids lives, etc at high volume.  So I merely started staring at her since it was obvious she wanted everyone to hear her conversation.  After a bit she noticed, got real quiet and then took it outside.

Seriously, I don't want to know your business.  Talk on your phone in the same tone and volume as you would talk to the person standing next to you.

Another good trick if they won't make eye contact with you, is to start talking right next to that person in the same volume as them.  Eventually they will get annoyed (go figure) and either quiet down or move away.

actually. Sounds like she didn't want everyone to know. But she got caught up in the moment. Once she noticed you staring at her, she got quiet and went outside.


Nah, I assume that if someone is speaking loud enough for everyone in the store to hear, they want everyone in the store to hear.  Cell phone or not.
 
2014-04-09 12:00:34 PM

Buttknuckle: You are not that important.  Put the f*cking phone down.


Important?  Cell phones have not been a status symbol in years. I could understand your rage a few years ago, but now they're more common than watches.
 
2014-04-09 12:00:57 PM

trappedspirit: Have a conversation with someone in public, no problem.  Have a conversation with a remote person in public, the apes start beating their chests and flinging feces.  You can't explain this.


I figure it's because they only hear one side of the conversation, and it just pizzes them off to no end that they can't be completely involved in listening in on your private conversation.  So they get all angered.

Me, I don't answer my phone in public or while driving for the most part.  I'll look at it, and I'll only answer if it's my sister, because she will text me regularly, but if she's calling there's some kind of emergency in the family.  I never answer while driving even though I have a new car with the built in phone thingy.  I'll freely admit I can barely keep and eye on all the others around me and drive, I have no business trying to talk on the phone and watch things and drive.
 
2014-04-09 12:01:20 PM
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2014-04-09 12:02:43 PM

Ker_Thwap: trappedspirit: Have a conversation with someone in public, no problem.  Have a conversation with a remote person in public, the apes start beating their chests and flinging feces.  You can't explain this.

Eh, two old people blocking the aisle while they chat is just as annoying, it's just selfish behavior that pisses people off, not necessary the phone.



Well certainly.  That makes sense.  And then there's....


doubled99: No, talking loudly on your phone makes you an asshole, simply using it is fine.  If you talk at a normal volume it's no worse than someone talking to a friend.


NO. Pretty much all usage makes you an asshole. Just accept it.

 
2014-04-09 12:05:20 PM

jehovahs witness protection: MelGoesOnTour: jehovahs witness protection: Cell phone jammers.
That is all.

I had one a few years ago (ordered it from England) and it worked great! Had an effective radius of about 50-feet or so. It was fairly expensive so after a few weeks I wound up returning it.  It was a fairly simple looking device about the size and looks of a flip-phone (this was pre-smartphone days back when Blackberry was still popular). These days, though, what with 3G, 4G, etc., I'm not sure if there are any small jammers that are able to block everything.

If anyone knows of a full-spectrum-blocker (for lack of a better term), please do post an info-link!

Ordered mine from China at a cost of $57 including shipping.
It takes out EVERYTHING, including WiFi.
Sitting outside of Starbucks has never been more entertaining.


Linky to site where I can order, please?  :)
 
2014-04-09 12:08:20 PM

trappedspirit: Have a conversation with someone in public, no problem.  Have a conversation with a remote person in public, the apes start beating their chests and flinging feces.  You can't explain this.


That's because listening to one side of a conversation is more distracting than listening to both sides.

"Hearing one side of the conversation, for example, makes it more uncertain and unpredictable, so our brains are naturally drawn to filling out the missing parts, even if we aren't consciously trying to eavesdrop"
 
2014-04-09 12:08:31 PM

Mikey1969: Slaves2Darkness: Mikey1969: Talking on cellphones and BT devices isn't the problem. It's the people who don't realize that they are distance communication devices and feel the need to scream. You don't need to yell into your cellphone or headset, that's really all that matters.

As for the "Everyone who uses a cellphone in public is an asshole" people, I don't believe that those people have never used their cellphone in public, so they can eat a dick.

Screw you asshole I don't even own a cell phone, never have, never will.


/I'm not kidding. Go take your electronic collar and put it around some one elses neck.

Thank God you stay away from electronics, too. Those computers are bigger anchors then cell phones. If anyone ever tries to sell you a computer, run like crazy in the other direction. Don't even take time to shoot them first.


Son, did you wake up stupid this morning or is this normal for you?
 
2014-04-09 12:11:12 PM
News Flash nobody is impressed that you have a cell phone.
 
2014-04-09 12:11:28 PM

Dragonflew: Buttknuckle: You are not that important.  Put the f*cking phone down.

Important?  Cell phones have not been a status symbol in years. I could understand your rage a few years ago, but now they're more common than watches.


How's that phrase go..? "Just because your friend jumped off the cliff doesn't mean you have to follow".
 
2014-04-09 12:12:05 PM

sandi_fish: Was in the rest room of the office building where I work, and this dipshiat answers the phone in the stall. I was in the stall next to her and could not for the life of me why she wouldn't call the person back.  What if someone was in there leaving a deposit?


A guy in my previous office like to do the same thing. He actually did minor business negotiations on the can. I use to wait until he was talking so I knew he wasn't on mute and then flushed. It didn't change his behavior, but at least the people on the other side knew he was talking to them while dropping a deuce.
 
2014-04-09 12:13:01 PM

MelGoesOnTour: jehovahs witness protection: MelGoesOnTour: jehovahs witness protection: Cell phone jammers.
That is all.

I had one a few years ago (ordered it from England) and it worked great! Had an effective radius of about 50-feet or so. It was fairly expensive so after a few weeks I wound up returning it.  It was a fairly simple looking device about the size and looks of a flip-phone (this was pre-smartphone days back when Blackberry was still popular). These days, though, what with 3G, 4G, etc., I'm not sure if there are any small jammers that are able to block everything.

If anyone knows of a full-spectrum-blocker (for lack of a better term), please do post an info-link!

Ordered mine from China at a cost of $57 including shipping.
It takes out EVERYTHING, including WiFi.
Sitting outside of Starbucks has never been more entertaining.

Linky to site where I can order, please?  :)


http://www.cellphoneblockerjammer.com/
 
2014-04-09 12:13:45 PM

Rik01: While in Wal-mart I've been 'treated' to a rather large and loud lady yammering away on the phone as she slowly wandered along the displays. Then I came across another one having an energetic and equally loud gossip session as she pushed her cart right down the middle of the rows.

I really hate standing in line somewhere to check out -- which I consider the worst part of shopping anyhow -- and someone behind me is jabbering away on a cell. It makes it extra annoying when they're loudly going on in some language like Spanish or, increasingly, some African dialect.

I watched an elderly black lady come into a store, grab one of the power scooters and drive off, cell phone glued to her ear, loudly discussing something in Swahili or whatever, not really paying attention to where she was going. A short time later I came across her again, still on the phone, looking pi$$ed and about 30 minutes later, bumped into her again and she was still at it!

Now, the local Wal-mart has found a way to cut down on the jabber by installing these self checkout booths. You can't jabber much on a cell when using both hands to empty your cart, scan each item and respond to the frequent automatic requests of 'Please Scan The Item' or 'Please Place The Item In the Bagging Area'.

Wal-mart, I read once, has cell jammers installed across the stores to cut down on this, but it doesn't seem to make a difference or else not every store has them.

Maybe Publix does, because I rarely see anyone there blabbing away on a cell and if they do, it's usually at a decibel level that can't be heard three aisles away.


so do you want less cell phones or more white people at Walmart?
 
2014-04-09 12:14:07 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Mikey1969: Slaves2Darkness: Mikey1969: Talking on cellphones and BT devices isn't the problem. It's the people who don't realize that they are distance communication devices and feel the need to scream. You don't need to yell into your cellphone or headset, that's really all that matters.

As for the "Everyone who uses a cellphone in public is an asshole" people, I don't believe that those people have never used their cellphone in public, so they can eat a dick.

Screw you asshole I don't even own a cell phone, never have, never will.


/I'm not kidding. Go take your electronic collar and put it around some one elses neck.

Thank God you stay away from electronics, too. Those computers are bigger anchors then cell phones. If anyone ever tries to sell you a computer, run like crazy in the other direction. Don't even take time to shoot them first.

Son, did you wake up stupid this morning or is this normal for you?


I'm really just wondering how you get your musings onto the internet if you're this scared of technology. Do you have a smoke signal-to-digital converter of some kind? Is someone transcribing the scratches you're making on that rock?
 
2014-04-09 12:17:58 PM

sandi_fish: Was in the rest room of the office building where I work, and this dipshiat answers the phone in the stall. I was in the stall next to her and could not for the life of me why she wouldn't call the person back.  What if someone was in there leaving a deposit?


ts4.mm.bing.net
 
2014-04-09 12:21:56 PM

Ker_Thwap: So, when cell phones first became popular, I had teenage daughters and would mutter "stupid teenagers blocking the door" every time one lingered in a public doorway blocking foot traffic.  As time went by, I noticed the behavior was just as prevalent among the middle aged and elderly as well.  So now I mutter "stupid teenagers blocking the door" to the old people as well.


Minor compared to the blockage a walmartian can achieve.
 
2014-04-09 12:25:52 PM

jehovahs witness protection: MelGoesOnTour: jehovahs witness protection: MelGoesOnTour: jehovahs witness protection: Cell phone jammers.
That is all.

I had one a few years ago (ordered it from England) and it worked great! Had an effective radius of about 50-feet or so. It was fairly expensive so after a few weeks I wound up returning it.  It was a fairly simple looking device about the size and looks of a flip-phone (this was pre-smartphone days back when Blackberry was still popular). These days, though, what with 3G, 4G, etc., I'm not sure if there are any small jammers that are able to block everything.

If anyone knows of a full-spectrum-blocker (for lack of a better term), please do post an info-link!

Ordered mine from China at a cost of $57 including shipping.
It takes out EVERYTHING, including WiFi.
Sitting outside of Starbucks has never been more entertaining.

Linky to site where I can order, please?  :)

http://www.cellphoneblockerjammer.com/


Woo-hoo!  Now all I've got to do is figure out which handheld one will block the most signals.
 
2014-04-09 12:31:49 PM
Yeah! Fark you! Nobody wants to be forced to overhear your conversation with Biff about how you think he's a nice guy but you're just dating him for his dick. I'm trying to pick out yogurt here people....I really don't want to hear all about your dysfunctional sex life.
 
2014-04-09 12:34:32 PM

TheSopwithTurtle: trappedspirit: Have a conversation with someone in public, no problem.  Have a conversation with a remote person in public, the apes start beating their chests and flinging feces.  You can't explain this.

That's because listening to one side of a conversation is more distracting than listening to both sides.

"Hearing one side of the conversation, for example, makes it more uncertain and unpredictable, so our brains are naturally drawn to filling out the missing parts, even if we aren't consciously trying to eavesdrop"


Then butt out.  Simple as that.  Why do I have no problem doing that.   I think it's a matter of self control.  Which I realize some apes don't have, but I can't help them.
 
2014-04-09 12:36:07 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: trappedspirit: Have a conversation with someone in public, no problem.  Have a conversation with a remote person in public, the apes start beating their chests and flinging feces.  You can't explain this.

I figure it's because they only hear one side of the conversation, and it just pizzes them off to no end that they can't be completely involved in listening in on your private conversation.  So they get all angered.

Me, I don't answer my phone in public or while driving for the most part.  I'll look at it, and I'll only answer if it's my sister, because she will text me regularly, but if she's calling there's some kind of emergency in the family.  I never answer while driving even though I have a new car with the built in phone thingy.  I'll freely admit I can barely keep and eye on all the others around me and drive, I have no business trying to talk on the phone and watch things and drive.


It's not a private conversation when it's held in public, loud enough for everyone to hear.
 
2014-04-09 12:40:46 PM

Beeblebrox: Satan's Bunny Slippers: trappedspirit: Have a conversation with someone in public, no problem.  Have a conversation with a remote person in public, the apes start beating their chests and flinging feces.  You can't explain this.

I figure it's because they only hear one side of the conversation, and it just pizzes them off to no end that they can't be completely involved in listening in on your private conversation.  So they get all angered.

Me, I don't answer my phone in public or while driving for the most part.  I'll look at it, and I'll only answer if it's my sister, because she will text me regularly, but if she's calling there's some kind of emergency in the family.  I never answer while driving even though I have a new car with the built in phone thingy.  I'll freely admit I can barely keep and eye on all the others around me and drive, I have no business trying to talk on the phone and watch things and drive.

It's not a private conversation when it's held in public, loud enough for everyone to hear.


I'm referring to people having conversations with people that are present in person vs on a phone. At normal levels, eavesdropping shouldn't really be an issue, and if it is, why?  What is the difference between talking to someone standing right there and talking to someone elsewhere if the tone/volume is the same?

Nothing.
 
2014-04-09 12:41:34 PM

cwheelie: Galloping Galoshes: CruJones: No, talking loudly on your phone makes you an asshole, simply using it is fine.  If you talk at a normal volume it's no worse than someone talking to a friend.

Not real fond of being in an elevator with someone using their phone.  Thanks for letting me share your phone booth, twit.

I got on the elevator in my building recently, 1 woman already in there, talking on her cell. I glanced at her and she said "do you mind? this is a private conversation". I said "and this is a public space..." and then stared at her for 15 floors.......


What did she expect you do to? Get off or plug your ears or just look away? Makes no sense...
 
2014-04-09 12:42:23 PM

Sybarite: They were probably Yankees.


To be fair, their lineup is so old that half of them would have problems getting back up again.
 
2014-04-09 12:46:30 PM
I have no problem with people on their phones if they're speaking at a conversational level.  It's the people who make their private conversation a public matter who piss me off.  I'd say the same thing about two people talking loudly when they're sitting right next to each other.

And for the love of fark, end your conversation when it's your turn to order at Chipotle.  Your conversation isn't so important that you can't hang up the damn phone for 5 minutes, and I know that because I've been listening to half of it for the last 15.
 
2014-04-09 12:46:53 PM

Jument: cwheelie: Galloping Galoshes: CruJones: No, talking loudly on your phone makes you an asshole, simply using it is fine.  If you talk at a normal volume it's no worse than someone talking to a friend.

Not real fond of being in an elevator with someone using their phone.  Thanks for letting me share your phone booth, twit.

I got on the elevator in my building recently, 1 woman already in there, talking on her cell. I glanced at her and she said "do you mind? this is a private conversation". I said "and this is a public space..." and then stared at her for 15 floors.......

What did she expect you do to? Get off or plug your ears or just look away? Makes no sense...


Haha, good! Stupid twit. Yes, I DO mind. I would've stared at her too. And I would listen closely and make corresponding facial expressions and other body language mannerisms, based on what was being discussed. YOU WANT ME IN YOUR LIFE biatch? BRING IT ON, IM ALL IN
 
2014-04-09 12:48:08 PM

lewismarktwo: I was in a fairly posh hotel retrieving a package from services when some asshole starts yelling and cursing incessantly into his phone to some bank or credit card rep about needing access to his money.  He decided to pony up to the front desk for this as to disturb everyone in the lobby.  The employees were all red faced and glancing down at their shoes, clearly unable to tell the customer he was not right.

After I signed for my package I tapped him on the shoulder and asked him to take his conversation to the bathroom not 20 feet away for the benefit of the other guests and employees.  He was outraged of course and told me to mind my own farking business.  I then proceeded to whip my cell phone out and began to mock him in a similarly loud fashion, right into his ear.  "Hey look at me! I'm so farking important I think everyone needs to hear one half of this customer service call in the lobby of this 5 star hotel!  I may be yelling at you but I'm really just angry about my small penis! My mother never loved me! " etc.

He told the bank rep some asshole was making too much noise to talk and that he would call him right back and flees.  Smiles on all the hotel employees faces, and I got a free gift basket complete with intoxicants later that day.

/csb


That is farking hilarious!  Sometimes I wish I was 6'5" and about 250.  I would do similar things on a regular basis.
 
2014-04-09 12:48:48 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Beeblebrox: Satan's Bunny Slippers: trappedspirit: Have a conversation with someone in public, no problem.  Have a conversation with a remote person in public, the apes start beating their chests and flinging feces.  You can't explain this.

I figure it's because they only hear one side of the conversation, and it just pizzes them off to no end that they can't be completely involved in listening in on your private conversation.  So they get all angered.

Me, I don't answer my phone in public or while driving for the most part.  I'll look at it, and I'll only answer if it's my sister, because she will text me regularly, but if she's calling there's some kind of emergency in the family.  I never answer while driving even though I have a new car with the built in phone thingy.  I'll freely admit I can barely keep and eye on all the others around me and drive, I have no business trying to talk on the phone and watch things and drive.

It's not a private conversation when it's held in public, loud enough for everyone to hear.

I'm referring to people having conversations with people that are present in person vs on a phone. At normal levels, eavesdropping shouldn't really be an issue, and if it is, why?  What is the difference between talking to someone standing right there and talking to someone elsewhere if the tone/volume is the same?

Nothing.


I completely agree.  I stated up-thread that people talking on cell phones at the same volume as you would speak to a person standing next to you are not the problem.
 
2014-04-09 12:50:32 PM

trappedspirit: TheSopwithTurtle: trappedspirit: Have a conversation with someone in public, no problem.  Have a conversation with a remote person in public, the apes start beating their chests and flinging feces.  You can't explain this.

That's because listening to one side of a conversation is more distracting than listening to both sides.

"Hearing one side of the conversation, for example, makes it more uncertain and unpredictable, so our brains are naturally drawn to filling out the missing parts, even if we aren't consciously trying to eavesdrop"

Then butt out.  Simple as that.  Why do I have no problem doing that.   I think it's a matter of self control.  Which I realize some apes don't have, but I can't help them.


Did you completely miss the quote I put right there?

"Hearing one side of the conversation, for example, makes it more uncertain and unpredictable, so our brains are naturally drawn to filling out the missing parts, even if we aren't consciously trying to eavesdrop"
 
2014-04-09 12:51:04 PM
We DO need to realize that our phones ARE more important than anything else in our lives
Jammers?
Hellz YAYUS!
 
2014-04-09 12:51:47 PM

jehovahs witness protection: Sitting outside of Starbucks has never been more entertaining.


It's amusing to me how you think that your flavor of disruptive annoyance is somehow better than what the people around you are doing.
 
2014-04-09 12:53:00 PM
Beeblebrox:

Sorry I misunderstood your intent.  Mea culpa.
 
2014-04-09 12:56:06 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Beeblebrox:

Sorry I misunderstood your intent.  Mea culpa.


No worries.  I still giggle at the video of the woman on the cell phone walking into the fountain.
 
2014-04-09 01:01:43 PM

TheBigJerk: For the most part I think it can be summed up with one question: If the person you are talking to was next to you, would you still be an asshole?

If yes; you're an asshole.

If no; the whiners are the assholes.


Denis Leary notwithstanding, no one ever considers him/herself an asshole.
 
2014-04-09 01:01:44 PM
I have a passionate dislike of telephones but I have an iPod Touch.It looks enough like a cellphone I could walk around being an asshole and nobody would know the difference.

This is tempting. I am not the practical joke type because for some reason whenever you play a practical joke on a practical joker they get very upset. Maybe I am doing it wrong,. Oh well, Court Orders are Court Orders.  I don't play practical jokes or Monopoly. In fact, all competitive games or sports are pretty much out.

But at least I can think up practical jokes. Imagine the crazy crap you could say if your cellphone was turned off. Much more interesting than the idiotic boring crap you say when it is on, which it always is, admit it.

Imagine a world without religion. You can do it if you try. What you can't do is tell such a world from a world that is made to look like such a world. Or vice versa. For all we know, we live in a Darwinian universe where there is no God except the God we have not yet made. Or else the God of this world is a liar. And that is all we can know.

I find people assume that if you are wearing headphones you are listening to Death Metal so loud that you are functionally deaf.  They could not be more wrong.

Batteries die, devices have off buttons, people listen to soft music such as Schubert's lovely soporific "Trout" Quintet. The Walkman was the greatest tool ever invented for sociologists and psychologists because it removes you from the lab as far as the test subjects are concerned. It takes you out of the equation and the place where you are. Your mind is literally elsewhere or nowhere while you have a cellphone or other device at your fingertips.

Science can not only make you an asshole. It can make you an INVISIBLE ASSHOLE. It can make you a non-person also.

There is a God and I am He. In theory, if not in practice. I have only to pick up my "phone".
 
2014-04-09 01:02:14 PM
trappedspirit: Have a conversation with someone in public, no problem.  Have a conversation with a remote person in public, the apes start beating their chests and flinging feces.  You can't explain this.

That's because listening to one side of a conversation is more distracting than listening to both sides.

"Hearing one side of the conversation, for example, makes it more uncertain and unpredictable, so our brains are naturally drawn to filling out the missing parts, even if we aren't consciously trying to eavesdrop"

Then butt out.  Simple as that.  Why do I have no problem doing that.   I think it's a matter of self control.  Which I realize some apes don't have, but I can't help them.


...AAAND here's one of the dildos guilty of this behavior .
 
2014-04-09 01:04:17 PM

Noticeably F.A.T.: jehovahs witness protection: Sitting outside of Starbucks has never been more entertaining.

It's amusing to me how you think that your flavor of disruptive annoyance is somehow better than what the people around you are doing.


Hey, he's showing those smug hipsters that he doesn't approve of their lowbrow mass-market activities. Whats more entertaining than that?

/haha, that guy was sending an email. What a jerk. Take THAT, email-guy
 
2014-04-09 01:08:43 PM

wyltoknow: Noticeably F.A.T.: jehovahs witness protection: Sitting outside of Starbucks has never been more entertaining.

It's amusing to me how you think that your flavor of disruptive annoyance is somehow better than what the people around you are doing.

Hey, he's showing those smug hipsters that he doesn't approve of their lowbrow mass-market activities. Whats more entertaining than that?

/

haha, that guy was sending an email. What a jerk. Take THAT, email-guy


Can somebody moosh this into one of the real men of genius Bud Light things?

That's what it made me think of.
 
2014-04-09 01:15:09 PM

wyltoknow: Noticeably F.A.T.: jehovahs witness protection: Sitting outside of Starbucks has never been more entertaining.

It's amusing to me how you think that your flavor of disruptive annoyance is somehow better than what the people around you are doing.

Hey, he's showing those smug hipsters that he doesn't approve of their lowbrow mass-market activities. Whats more entertaining than that?

/haha, that guy was sending an email. What a jerk. Take THAT, email-guy


He was probably eating crackers like he owned the place as well.
 
2014-04-09 01:33:53 PM

lewismarktwo: I was in a fairly posh hotel retrieving a package from services when some asshole starts yelling and cursing incessantly into his phone to some bank or credit card rep about needing access to his money.  He decided to pony up to the front desk for this as to disturb everyone in the lobby.  The employees were all red faced and glancing down at their shoes, clearly unable to tell the customer he was not right.

After I signed for my package I tapped him on the shoulder and asked him to take his conversation to the bathroom not 20 feet away for the benefit of the other guests and employees.  He was outraged of course and told me to mind my own farking business.  I then proceeded to whip my cell phone out and began to mock him in a similarly loud fashion, right into his ear.  "Hey look at me! I'm so farking important I think everyone needs to hear one half of this customer service call in the lobby of this 5 star hotel!  I may be yelling at you but I'm really just angry about my small penis! My mother never loved me! " etc.

He told the bank rep some asshole was making too much noise to talk and that he would call him right back and flees.  Smiles on all the hotel employees faces, and I got a free gift basket complete with intoxicants later that day.

/csb



My buddy did this to a guy at a football game.  The guy on the phone says "I'll have to call you back" and hung up his phone.

Then he kicked my buddy's ass.

/I wasn't there
 
2014-04-09 01:34:11 PM
What's a magazine?
 
2014-04-09 01:34:43 PM

jehovahs witness protection: MelGoesOnTour: jehovahs witness protection: MelGoesOnTour: jehovahs witness protection: Cell phone jammers.
That is all.

I had one a few years ago (ordered it from England) and it worked great! Had an effective radius of about 50-feet or so. It was fairly expensive so after a few weeks I wound up returning it.  It was a fairly simple looking device about the size and looks of a flip-phone (this was pre-smartphone days back when Blackberry was still popular). These days, though, what with 3G, 4G, etc., I'm not sure if there are any small jammers that are able to block everything.

If anyone knows of a full-spectrum-blocker (for lack of a better term), please do post an info-link!

Ordered mine from China at a cost of $57 including shipping.
It takes out EVERYTHING, including WiFi.
Sitting outside of Starbucks has never been more entertaining.

Linky to site where I can order, please?  :)

http://www.cellphoneblockerjammer.com/


I may install one of those in my car just to shut folks down with cells driving next to me.
 
2014-04-09 01:37:34 PM

Oak: ph0rk: I just don't understand why it is illegal for me to have (and use) a cell phone jammer.

Annoying phone user nearby? Boop!

I just don't understand why it is illegal for me to have (and use) a cell phone 'sploder.

Annoying phone user nearby? BOOM!


They banned it at the same time they banned that bass-seeking missile I was developing for use on those cars that have the giant subwoofers.
 
2014-04-09 01:37:46 PM
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2014-04-09 01:41:11 PM

Rik01: While in Wal-mart I've been 'treated' to a rather large and loud lady yammering away on the phone as she slowly wandered along the displays. Then I came across another one having an energetic and equally loud gossip session as she pushed her cart right down the middle of the rows.

I really hate standing in line somewhere to check out -- which I consider the worst part of shopping anyhow -- and someone behind me is jabbering away on a cell. It makes it extra annoying when they're loudly going on in some language like Spanish or, increasingly, some African dialect.

I watched an elderly black lady come into a store, grab one of the power scooters and drive off, cell phone glued to her ear, loudly discussing something in Swahili or whatever, not really paying attention to where she was going. A short time later I came across her again, still on the phone, looking pi$$ed and about 30 minutes later, bumped into her again and she was still at it!

Now, the local Wal-mart has found a way to cut down on the jabber by installing these self checkout booths. You can't jabber much on a cell when using both hands to empty your cart, scan each item and respond to the frequent automatic requests of 'Please Scan The Item' or 'Please Place The Item In the Bagging Area'.

Wal-mart, I read once, has cell jammers installed across the stores to cut down on this, but it doesn't seem to make a difference or else not every store has them.

Maybe Publix does, because I rarely see anyone there blabbing away on a cell and if they do, it's usually at a decibel level that can't be heard three aisles away.


The Publix stores I've been in have a noticeably attenuated cell signal, but the signal isn't blocked entirely. So I figured it has more to do with the design and construction materials than with any kind of active jamming.
 
2014-04-09 01:41:35 PM

wyltoknow: /haha, that guy was sending an email. What a jerk. Take THAT, email-guy


That's what I don't get about the folks with jammers, they're perfectly willing to disrupt everyone's activities regardless of the level of annoyance. "Your conversation annoys me, so I won't let you talk on your phone. Or text, or email, or surf the web, or VNC into your work computer from your laptop. And by 'you', I mean you and everyone else around you who wasn't bothering anyone. Sorry, everyone else! You've become collateral damage due to my low threshold for annoyances and my lack of a sense of proportion." Yup, that sure is morally superior to loud-talking-guy.
 
2014-04-09 01:42:10 PM
Occasionally, Darwin claims his prize.

http://globalnews.ca/news/514584/montreal-woman-killed-in-metro/

She made it two stations before anyone noticed the blood and gutz on the tracks.
 
2014-04-09 01:50:18 PM

meanmutton: Buttknuckle: You are not that important.  Put the f*cking phone down.

What does being important have to do with talking to people? Personally, I like people and frequently talk with them. Why that should be restricted to important people is beyond me.


Welcome to Fark. Here, the worst things in the world are people who use their cell phones in public, extroverts, open office floor plans, analog music and people who don't acknowledge your restrained rage.
 
2014-04-09 01:52:47 PM

durbnpoisn: Harry Freakstorm: People who have the Bluetooth headset who look at you while talking are the real douchies.


omg, that drives me nuts.
Plus...  It's one thing to have the thing on while your driving, or your hands are otherwise occupied.  But many times, people will just sit there wearing it, as if the most important call in the universe might happen at any moment.
They look like idiots.


I wear one in the car pretty much anytime I'm working because it's easier to hear the google maps lady in the earpiece and I go to multiple addresses for each job. Sometimes I forget it's on when I walk into a store. The hatred many people have for the things is palpable.

///On the rare occasion I'm in line and get an incoming call I must take I step out of the line. As should everyone else.
 
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