February 4, 2009


Is it just me, or is there something really offensive about people speaking LOUDLY on their cell phones, in bookstores.  I do understand that there are times when its unavoidable not to answer your cellphone - but I am more than certain that neither of the people I encountered today were brain surgeons, on call or that food and dress choices were emergencies.

I couldn't believe it!  I stopped by my favorite bookstore this morning, to have a browse.  Hadn't been there in a while so had lots to catch up on and was really looking forward to escaping from the craziness of life.  I believe it really is one of the last bastions of peace and quiet.  Maybe bookstores and libraries.  

Loudly and quite out of nowhere, two separate cellphone conversations started up.  She was discussing what her dinners plans were for tonight, and what was on the menu. Should she buy broccoli or broccoli rabe, and what was broccoli rabe anyway.  Oh and how her date had gone last night.  

The other conversation just made me giggle.  He couldn't quite decide if he should wear the black T-shirt for his audition later today, or the white one.  And what jeans, the dark denim ones with rips or the lighter jeans that were tight in all the right places!  This went back and forth, and BACK AND FORTH.

I wanted to scream out really loudly - I DON'T CARE!  This is a bookstore, and I WANT YOU TO PLEASE BE QUIET!


The Storialist said...

Yes, this is crazy. The worst place is the bus...I once heard a young guy get onto a bus, and announce loudly, "I'm a genius!"

I started cracking up laughing and staring at him, but of course, he was on the dreaded bluetooth.

So Lovely said...

The Storialist: I fall for that all the time. For me, its usually in the grocery store. I think they are either talking to me or to themselves and then I realize that they have that "thing" in their ear!

corine said...

Oh yeah that bugs me. Everyone is looking like schizophrenics these days, talking to themselves like they are.

So Lovely said...

I don't own a bluebooth as I have read some many articles from cancer specialists who are convinced that in a few years, it will be revealed that they cause cancer.

I mean people are basically walking around with an antennae in their ear - thats on at all times. Can't be good.

La Belette Rouge said...

I do like stealing people's conversations when they are talking loud on their cell phone. One of my favorites overheard at Borders at Christmas time:
"So, he is over gifts and commercialism and everything like that and I hate that because I want him to get me stuff. You know what I mean?"