Are you a polite mobile user?

Are you a polite mobile user?

What happens when you’re in the middle of a phone conversation and head to the checkouts? I’ve done it a few times, and you have to decide. Do I drop the call with my wife / husband / boss and pay attention to the checkout lady or do I carry on chatting and just nod in the right places as the lovely lady tries valiantly to get your attention when entering your PIN or handing over your loyalty card.


Coffee shop owner Darren Groom has been on the receiving end of “mobile zombies” and is now refusing to serve anyone talking on a mobile.

The BBC have an interview with him, but is he right? Do you do this yourself? Let us know in the comments.

Link – BBC News

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  • The cafe owner did the right thing. It’s considered as “rude” if you’re blabbing away on the phone while trying to talk to one of the cafe staff.

  • Rob Little

    people need to get their lives in perspective – 99.9% of the time, the call isn’t important enough to take priority over the ‘real’ world. Same with driving.

    People used to survive life before mobiles came along.

    Perhaps we need enforced mobile phone holidays for people (like with Earth Day) to give them back a bit of that perspective, and remember that they can live without a mobile phone.

  • Trev

    You should keep the call, the person behind the till doesn’t deserve your attention, you don’t know them, you don’t need to speak to them, if they decide not to serve me because I’m on the phone then I’ll go to the next or they lose my business