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post #1 of 25
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Cell phones now don't get me wrong cause i do have a cell phone for long distance calls unlimted minutes so i do use a cell phone

But what really gets my feathers ruffled is when customers come in to where i work at and stand at the counter at the bakery ice cream what ever i say hi can i help you and they stand there and keep talking on that stinking cell phone i will ask about three times can i help you they just look at ya exspecialy thoses kinda of people who think there better then everyone

If this was only to happen once in a while i wouldn't mind it but this is every day and its really getting on my nerves sometimes i do this just to tick them off i'll keep saying can i help you can i help you i keep saying it till they answer me anyway cat people thats my complaint for the day thanks for listen

so how do you guys fill about cell phones?

If your going to use a cell phone don't you guys think you can at least put the phone down long enough to place a order?
post #2 of 25
I've had customers come into my reception area talking on their mobile but i'd be blowed if i'm getting out of my seat just to stand there like a numpty!, so i wait until they've finished then i'll get out me seat.

It is bad manners though!. If that was me i'd be serving other people after him until he's finished.
post #3 of 25
You're so right Rhonda. These people wouldn't expect to have a conversation with the person standing next to them and ignore you - they would soon stop that, yet they don't seem to apply the same basic good manners to phone conversations. I can't understand why the concept is so difficult for them to grasp.

I use a cell phone myself, but I'm not a frequent user and certainly do not use a phone in that way.
post #4 of 25
Thread Starter 
oh yea i agree with you both and i do ingore them after awhile i will walk off and wait on someone else i guess i was brought up differen't the way my parents raised me to be curtious toward people and im just that way i always say excuse me when i walk in front of you or when i ask them to repeat something

as for cell phones i don't drive and talk and i don't carry it in to stores and talk on it if i do answer it i will call back or step out side to talk 'cell phones have just gone to far in this world'
post #5 of 25
i have a mbile phone which i do use alot, but never when im getting served or when someones talking to me, i do know what you mean though, in my last job, customers always used to do it to me, i just used to walk off!
post #6 of 25
I suggest talking to your boss and seeing if he won't be willing to adopt a "no cell phone" policy and post a nice big sign. Then when ppl come in yacking and ignore you instead of ordering, point to the sign.. granted it is tough to imagine they can read AND talk at the same time but maybe if you draw pictures under the sign showing them getting a kick to the butt out the door they will get the idea. Customers deserve respect, service and fair treatment but working people deserve the same thing from Customers.

If you don't really care about your job.. try getting your own cell phone, wait till they put theirs away and quickly pick yours up and just stand there stairing blankly at them while you nod and go "uh huh..yep..really? you don't say.." and just keep staring the customer down. Of course, except to get fired.. if you do that!
post #7 of 25
i have a cell phone but i never use it unless its an emergency.
I hate it when other customers are doing it so i usually just push in and place my order
post #8 of 25
Rhonda, if people are going to be that rude, then I'd say "NEXT" then bump them to the back of the line!!
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Rhonda, if people are going to be that rude, then I'd say "NEXT" then bump them to the back of the line!!
Exactly. When I waitressed if I went to take an order and someone was on their cell, I would just say so sweetly - "I'll be back later when your'e ready for me."
post #10 of 25
GRRR. Don't get me started. I was almost hit 3 nights in a row on my way home from work by some idiots trying to merge with highway traffic while talking on their cell phone!

We went to see a comedy show and this man in the front row to the right of us had his cell phone ringing. The comedian finally stopped his performance, asked the guy if he needed to answer that and when the guy said yes, the comedian said "then take the f'ng thing outside and answer it.

Another time my daughter and I were having dinner in a rather nice place and the fellow at the next table was on his cell phone while his little daughter just sat there by herself. We figured it was daddy's weekend to have the daughter and he was sure wasting precious time with her. Made us want to go ask if she wanted to sit with us.

Just this past weekend, a guy cuts into my lane while talking on his cell. I beeped at him and he just acts like it's me that has a problem.

GRRRR.

I would take every customer I could before the guy/gal on the cell phone. I'd make them wait for being so rude.
post #11 of 25
And you know what's even worse? When they give you the finger. Not THAT finger...the index finger straight up that says, "Geesh, can't you see I'm busy? Just wait a minute and I'll see if I can fit you into my busy schedule because you are definitely not as important as whatever I'm currently doing." I HATE getting the finger!

I get sales reps who come into our office and walk in yapping on their cell phones. I've had them stand in our reception area for a good 5 minutes yapping away. I ignore them until they can get off their stupid phones. Come on...if you have the phone call, just wait outside the office while you take care of it. If it's a snowstorm or something I might understand (but still, they could finish it in the ground floor lobby), but it never is.

There are a lot of self-important people in this world.
post #12 of 25
Thread Starter 
ya thats right susie! more like punch them in the nose and then bump them to the end of the line (lol)
post #13 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Rockcat
Exactly. When I waitressed if I went to take an order and someone was on their cell, I would just say so sweetly - "I'll be back later when your'e ready for me."
thats good to ive tried to be nice now im going to take action
post #14 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
GRRR. Don't get me started. I was almost hit 3 nights in a row on my way home from work by some idiots trying to merge with highway traffic while talking on their cell phone!

We went to see a comedy show and this man in the front row to the right of us had his cell phone ringing. The comedian finally stopped his performance, asked the guy if he needed to answer that and when the guy said yes, the comedian said "then take the f'ng thing outside and answer it.

Another time my daughter and I were having dinner in a rather nice place and the fellow at the next table was on his cell phone while his little daughter just sat there by herself. We figured it was daddy's weekend to have the daughter and he was sure wasting precious time with her. Made us want to go ask if she wanted to sit with us.

Just this past weekend, a guy cuts into my lane while talking on his cell. I beeped at him and he just acts like it's me that has a problem.

GRRRR.

I would take every customer I could before the guy/gal on the cell phone. I'd make them wait for being so rude.
now that really makes me mad! people who drive and talk on the cell phone and don't watch where there going yes the restraunt deal chating on the phone while eating dinner thats another thing that ruffles my feather


I wonder what people did before the cell phones came along
post #15 of 25
I hate when I'm talking to a client and his/her phone rings and they ANSWER it. It is so rude. Like they can't call them back in 5min when we're done talking?? And then they put their finger up like "one minute please" and I'm just like :censor::censor::censor:.
post #16 of 25
Yea I know what you mean Rhonda, after serving at our Pizza shop for a few years. I'm 14 and I'm pretty much on my cellphone 24-7, probably the only time I'm not is when I'm on TCS.
post #17 of 25
What I have found is that most folks who use their cell phones in public and are rude - they have an inferiority complex and it makes them think they look important if they are using a cell phone. Guys trying to impress girls, girls trying to impress whoever! They aren't so important that the powers of the world MUST reach them at any time on their phone!

I have a cell phone - I use it for emergencies or to contact my husband to let him know I'll be late or to have contact with our daughter. I pull off the road if I need to have a conversation. I turn my cell off in restaurants or in public places. In other words, I try to respect people around me.
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by RockinRhonda
thats good to ive tried to be nice now im going to take action
Actually, it was sarcasim, but what could they do - complain to my boss about what I said?
post #19 of 25
People need to use common sense when using cell phones, I hate people who are rude. I was at the doctor the other day and I was waiting in the waiting room, some ladies phone rings (one of those really annoying loud ones) and she answers it and continues to blab really loudly. I wanted to yank that phone out of her hand and tell the person on the other end she would call her back, lol. It just really aggitated me because I think its rude, plus I didn't feel good in the first place so listening to someone yack about stupid stuff just really got on my nerves. I also hate people who are always on the phone in their cars, can't you go 5 minutes without talking to someone? I have a cell phone too, but I don't talk on it constantly and I turn it on silent if I am in a public place.
post #20 of 25
I have had people answer their cell phones during a massage, and expect me to continue while they yap.
The place I work now will ask someone to leave if their cell phones ring in the spa area. There are big signs asking them to turn them off, so they will usually do it. The owner asked one of her friends to leave after answering her phone and yapping loudly while having her hair done. She said to please come back when she had the time to have her hair completed. The rest of the people in there were reaching for purses to make sure theirs were turned off.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Yosemite

We went to see a comedy show and this man in the front row to the right of us had his cell phone ringing. The comedian finally stopped his performance, asked the guy if he needed to answer that and when the guy said yes, the comedian said "then take the f'ng thing outside and answer it.
That reminds me of a cell phone user at a comedy club I went to. The phone rang, the comedian asked if he could answer it! He did, told the caller that his friend would call in an hour, and kept the phone for the rest of the show.
post #22 of 25
This annoys me too...especially people in their cars! I always yell Get off your phone and just drive!" but of course they can't hear me.

GRRR

I think it is good to make an example of someone. Jay Leno did this about a month ago on the Tonight Show. Some guy in the fourth row's phone rang, andf he answered it (you couldn't hear this on TV). Jay said something like "How rude! Who is that?" The guy said it was his friend and then Jay said "Give me that!" and the guy handed his phone over...Jay then said "Hi, this is Jay. He's going to watch the Tonight Show right now. He'll call you back later!" and then hung up. He gave the guy back his phone and said "There you go, fixed that problem". It was funny how he did it, but not everyone laughed because the guy on his phone WAS rude!
post #23 of 25
My sister's cell phone rings 24/7. Its usually her family who just need to ask where to find something. Or she gets into the car and calls to say I'll be home in 10 minutes...be outside to help with the groceries.

We have signs outside of each of our shows...plus before people are let into the theater they are asked to turn all cell phones off. During one show, a cell phone rang, and the owner started having a conversation. One of the actors STOPPED everything, pointed to the chatter, and said "We're going to wait for him. Everyone keep an eye on him and let us know when he is done"
The call lasted about 30 more seconds.

ps....Driving and talking on a cell is against the law in NJ and NY unless they are hands-free.
post #24 of 25
Please don't get me started!!!
I'm 38 years old & refuse to get a cell-phone. I want to see if I can go to my grave without ever having owned one. I hate them. I'll just end it there before I go on a total bit%$#^c fest. Total pet peeve. There aren't too many things that can annoy me more than cell phones.
post #25 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Yea I know what you mean Rhonda, after serving at our Pizza shop for a few years. I'm 14 and I'm pretty much on my cellphone 24-7, probably the only time I'm not is when I'm on TCS.

sam

all young one out there are on the cell phones doesn't bother me at all my neice lives on her cell phone 24/7 to i guess when you get old like me there comes a time in life where things really make your feathers ruffled you'll see 'Sam' one day when your old you will be right where im at
good to hear from ya hope all is well on your end
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