We can’t live without it. The prized little device makes life easier. However, its use can turn some of us into inconsiderate jerks. July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month. Time to assess your etiquette and, if necessary, make some changes.
Don’t engage in a public shouting match with the victim at the other end of your connection. We’re not interested in your personal drama. If verbal sparring is unavoidable, find a more isolated spot.
Don’t place your cell phone on the dining table. Aside from dishes, silverware and napkins, only edibles belong on the table. It sends a negative message to your companion. Besides, we don’t want to see pictures of your super taco so please don’t post any more pictures!
When you get behind the wheel, keep the cell phone out of sight! Don’t text and drive! Crashing your car while responding to a text can be deadly.
Observe Cell Phone Courtesy Month by focusing on being more considerate of others and reacquainting yourself with human interaction. You’ll avoid those eye rolls from others that clearly convey the admonition, “How rude!”