- such as my staff, co-workers, friends, etc. feel I should be connected all the time.
- are multi-tasking (i.e. driving).
- use the phone in inappropriate places — during a church service, funeral, formal setting.
- talk loud in public places; or speaking loudly to compensate for bad reception – without consideration for others in the surrounding (train, subway, etc.).
- leave their phone on the desk or dinner table like they are expecting a call.
- constantly check for calls.
- call me when there is a lot of background noise: Traffic, walking downstairs, on StairMaster.
- drop calls because of bad signals; poor connections – reception fading in and out.
- stay on longer than three minutes.
- mumble; don’t speak clearly.
- just start talking without asking if it’s a good time to talk.
- talk on the cell phone when interacting with other people (e.g. at the grocery store, in line at the bank).
- don’t tell you that you are on speaker phone.
- talk but don’t listen.
- answer a cell phone call during a meeting, conversation, while driving with you.
- yelling at other drivers or kids in the back seat when on the cell phone in the car.
- don’t allow time to respond when asked a question; talking over you.
- answer in a nasty tone if the call came at a bad time for them without accepting the fact that they left the phone on.
- make irritating sounds: Blow their noise, clear their throat.
- have loud ring tones.
- have long conversations in public areas; people going on and on in general and when saying goodbye.
- call me when they know I’ll be in the car.
- talk socially to me for long periods without consideration of my limited phone minutes.
So now that you are reminded about what’s irritating about cell phones — don’t be guilty of doing those things.
Republished by permission. Original here .
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